2 thoughts on “Engaging the FCC to Break Up the Right-wing Base of the Republican Party

  • March 8, 2023 at 11:23 AM

    Thanks for the good article. We used to get some words flash on the television that would say “commentary” or “opinion.” Now, anyone presenting the “news” can just throw in their personal opinion, as if they are an expert. There should be a difference between Twitter and Fox News or CNN.

    More important to your point, I think, is that these media outlets are a clear and present danger to the security of the United States, which was all but proven during January 6. Yes, we can find free speech on the internet and in books and in art, but news media outlets, or those that present themselves as journalism or journalists have a moral and professional obligation to be balanced with facts and to uphold the government that allows for free press. I think much of this crap is happening because local media outlets and national ones have been gutted by corporations looking for syndicated shows that can maximize profit margins. We lose the ability to keep our local leaders in line, a sense of community, and we all can fall victim to emotional outrage. So, this is a national security issue.

    • Les Cohen
      March 8, 2023 at 1:02 PM

      Hi. Thanks for the comment. I agree. The question is what to do about it.

      Certainly, Mitch McConnell’s agreement – See the link below. – with the criticism of Tucker Carlson given by US Capitol Police Chief Tom Manager suggests that there may actually be bi-partisan support for an FCC or similar solution.

      If you know anyone in Congress, either house, let me encourage you to mention my op/ed and encourage them to do something while the current window of opportunity is still open.


      Here’s the link to the CNN article about Tom Manger’s comments and McConnell’s support…

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