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  •  Still, no. It's not the first Amendment. (0+ / 0-)

    There's nothing in the 1st Amendment which guarantees corporations existence, let alone rights. Courts didn't treat corporations as people for half the life of the nation, and future courts don't have to.

    It's Congress and their FCC which has made things the way we find them. Currently regulations favor consolidation. Previously, they didn't as much. In the future, they don't have to at all. Congress can write a law; can appoint an FCC which says "Any corporation can own one outlet in five markets and that's it."

    We are not seeing a 1st Amendment consequence. We are seeing a business/Congress partnership consequence, a partnership going back to the early days of radio.

    The Internet is just the tail of the Corporate Media dog.

    by Jim P on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 08:29:33 PM PST

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