Posted: 5/8/2003 8:14:47 AM EST
I just got a mailing from them today titled:
[b]URGENT NRA BULLETIN MEDIA MONOPOLY ALERT[/B]
asking to sends some pre addressed post cards to people on the FCC commission
seems some rule changes are on the horizon that would allow "big media" to get monopoly ownership of local markets
from the NRA: [/quote]if that happens, your NRA would face a disastrous situation where -- in a political crisis -- a small group of top media executives could literally silence your NRA and prevent us from communicating with your fellow Americans by refusing to sell us television, radio, or newspaper advertising at any price[/quote]
Listen, the FCC is a joke. They don't regulate well, and during the Clinton administration, basically [i]gave[/i] away some licenses to big business.
The renewal of the licenses of the big three networks are NEVER in doubt, no matter what kind of debate there is in the period while a license is up for renewal.
If they would get someone in there (nonpolitical), that would crack down on some of the nonsense going on at these networks and threaten to not renew their license maybe things would be different, but I doubt it. The big networks like NBC hire lobbyists in Washington and have many lawyers to fight any attempt to take their licenses away.
Right now most high profile media people are anti-gun and that is not likely to change in the near future.
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