In 4 days, the Federal Communications Commission could lift a 35-year-old ban preventing corporate thugs like Rupert Murdoch from creating media monopolies. But if we can flood their public consultation now we could save our independent media. Send a message to the right.
*Here are some of the points you can make when drafting your personalized message:
Six giant corporations control more than half of what we watch and read everyday -- this is a big threat to our democracy.
Lifting the ban on TV-newspaper dual ownership would give media empires like GE and News Corp the final greenlight to toast their competition.
Local newsrooms are closing, investigative journalism is collapsing and diverse viewpoints are shrinking from our airwaves.
The FCC was created to protect the public voice, not drown it -- we expect them to honor that mandate.