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The Bush Push To Take Control Of Our Media and What You Can Do About It

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The FCC, headed up by Bush crony Kevin Martin, is laying plans to take from you freedom of the Media, that is if you let them.  And yes, you can stop them, if enough of us join together to form a formidable army of opposition.  With millions of Internet users and a multitude of even more Newspaper readers, TV watchers, and Radio listeners, one would think stopping the grab would be a slam-dunk.  Don’t kid yourself.  The enemy, those who would steal your freedom of the press, is counting on you sitting on your duff only to whine when the hammer falls.


The time to take action is now.  Martin plans to eliminate on December 11th, the FCC regulation that stops Conglomerate ownership of a Newspaper, a Radio Station, and/or a Television Station in the same City.  This is a protection for the public from a Media that could be utilized, by those like Bush and his Cronies; to subject the area public with saturated 24/7 propaganda, spun news, and likely censorship.  Imagine that if all the news and information you could get came from one source, could you ever be sure of just what exactly was going on.  For an illustrative scenario read the book 1984 by George Orwell.          


They are also after the Internet.  See, the Bush appointee Kevin Bush (and his Big Business Corporate Friends) would have you believe that the Internet is going to crash and at that time you will lose your Internet and only if you give it away to them now can it be saved.  The FCC underlying message is this:  “By Internet Users taking control of their Internet, they are straining the net to its top the limit.  The only way to save the Internet from the coming “exaflood”, as Martin proposes (as reported to USA), is to pay usage money and Federal Dollars to the likes of AT&T and let them gut Net Neutrality protections so they can fix the problem.  Ever wonder how the Internet got to its current level without Government control?  Do you think the Net would be so successful if it had been managed by the Government all along?  Ok, Ok, that was a dumb question.    


Just what might be the real problem?  Being an old retired Engineering type I recall problem solving being accomplished by the “Peel the Onion Exercise”.

Works like this:  Peel the first layer of the onion and see what is revealed.  I believe that if you peel off that first layer you will find who will benefit from the proposed FCC change.  See what I’m saying?  It ain’t you is it?  Yep, there, laid bare, is the real winner- Corporate control of the Media.  Agree?


Peel the next layer and see a developing incestuous relationship between Government and Corporate America.  Lets see, 1+1=Control +Power, Ok now we’re in trouble.  Are we about to lose our Freedoms, maybe our Democracy?  What is freedom of the press worth to you?  I submit it is worth every thing you ever had and every thing you ever would have.


You don’t have to give it up without a fight.  I said earlier that the time to take action is now.  How do you do that? Simply by clicking below a message will be sent for you, or you may write your own message.  

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Cliff Carson Cliff Carson is a retired Quality Engineering/Management Professional living in Arkansas. He is an MS Operations Management Graduate of the University of Arkansas and is a Senior Member of The American Society for Quality. He and his (more...)
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