Sen. Jim Demint Wants Bigger Media MonopoliesSubmitted by pmpowell001 on Fri, 07/20/2012 - 21:35
Think the MSM is bad now? It could get worse. Much worse.
Sen Jim Demint introduced the Next Generation Television Marketplace Act. Same bill was introduced in the house by Rep. Steve Scalise back in December. Under the guise of promoting competition and the free- market, it aims to repeal the few shreds left of old bills regulating the media.
The act would: Allow Further monopolization of television and even repeals restrictions on the local market. Already only 6 companies own almost all the media, i'd hate to see what just 1 or 2 looks like. Ben Swann's awesome reporting would become a thing of the past. It goes on to repeal laws requiring cable providers to carry certain broadcast stations (im guessing PBS, C-SPAN, etc).
There are tons of regulations in America that need repealed.... but definitely not these.
Bill on opencongress (see who supports/opposes including lobbies)
One of few articles on it, claims theres not much time for it to pass, but the worst bills often get rushed through.(and article was written back in december when bill was introduced)
Lets tell our friends Jim and Steve what we think.
Contact Steve: https://scalise.house.gov/contact-me