Bill Moyers on the media ecology of corporate consolidation

See on Scoop.itGreening the Media Ecosystem

Watch the first five minutes for a very lucid and clear explanation of why the FCC must keep the media ecosystem diverse and open. Now Obama’s man at the FCC wants to pull of Bush and let Murdoch buy up even more media. WTF? Watch the rest to see an interview with Bernie Sanders.

“In 1983, 50 corporations controlled a majority of American media. Now that number is six. And Big Media may get even bigger, thanks to the FCC’s consideration of ending a rule preventing companies from owning a newspaper and radio and TV stations in the same big city. Such a move — which they’ve tried in 2003 and 2007 as well –would give these massive media companies free rein to devour more of the competition, control the public message, and also limit diversity across the media landscape.”

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