The public needs more information and less propaganda in order to make rational decisions in a democracy. The more consolidated the media becomes, the more danger there is that it will become mainly a propaganda device for those in power to manipulate public opinion, as in the media lead-up to the Iraq War.
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If Sen. Ted Stevens and former Gov. Frank Murkowski and Congressman Don Young believe in democracy rather than plutocracy, I hope they stand up for a diversified media and oppose further consolidation.