Big Brother II

Today’s NYTimes editorial, Dangerous Territory, hasn’t yet made the list of “most requested articles in the last 24 hours”, which I find disturbing and counter to the editorial’s optimistic conclusion:
“If the company is thinking about seriously changing course, it should do it quickly. Sinclair is in dangerous territory. If television companies force their local stations to campaign blatantly, it will not be long before the administrations that have the power to grant licenses begin expecting such favors as a quid pro quo. And the public will question whether it can afford to allow such concentrations of power in the hands of huge media corporations.”
“The public” appears willing to overlook such concentration and misuse of power, and – given recent events with the FCC and FBI, the US government already feels entitled to grant and deny licenses wherever it sees fit.

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