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USA: "NRA joins artists in opposing relaxed rules on media ownership"

Discussion in 'Legal' started by cuchulainn, May 16, 2003.

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  1. cuchulainn

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  2. Don Gwinn

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    He thinks the NRA is afraid they "will" embrace the cause of gun control? If NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN and most of the rest have not embraced gun control, I shudder to think what it will look like when they do!
     
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    Consolidation of media power is one of the huge, and alarming, stories of the last decade. We can thank Clinton for that impetus but Powell's kid seems to be on the wrong side of this one. The NRA stands for the empowerment of the individual--where's the inconsistency?

    One more reason to be thankful for the Internet. And this forum.
     
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    I got a thing in the mail from the NRA the other day about this. Asking me to call and send these little post card dealies.

    'Scuse me, but I thought that this was the NRA. Maybe they ought to concentrate on making the AW ban DIE instead of harassing the FCC about relaxing rules around media ownership.

    Nevermind the fact that the FCC and the fed.gov have no more legitimacy regulating the airwaves and media production than they do regulating gun ownership.

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  5. LoneStranger

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    With the massive consolidation that has hit the various types of Media you will see various attacks against those Media outlets that are not controlled by the Consolidators.

    If you will look this is already happening with the cries for regulation of Alternative Media Outlets. This means that as soon as the Consolidators have most MainStream Media under their control there will be a move to regulate the Internet to stop the reporting of alternative information.

    Please note that the recent contretemps at the NY Times has a lot to do with the ability of the consumers of information to access more than a limited amount of information. Do not doubt that if the NY Times could force everyone to only read and quote their paper they wouldn't.

    What makes this Firearms Related is that when only a select few control access to the media then they do not have to allow some disadvantaged group the ability to put their views and information before the Public. NRA had this problem when they tried to run commercials in various markets and times to try and influence the public. They were Refused Admittance!

    So, I'm all for breaking up these various Media Conglomerates and more severely restricting the level of control in various markets.
     
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    LoneStranger is right...
    They will strangle the message.
    No news but their news.
     
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