“Our media system wasn't created by the "invisible hand" of the free market. It's the direct result of policies made by Congress and the Federal Communications Commission in Washington.
There's really no such thing as "deregulation." We're always going to have rules. (Just try starting your own radio station without a license and see how fast the FCC shows up.) The question that matters is whom those rules will benefit. Do the laws and regulations benefit the public or do they just benefit big companies that can afford high-priced lobbyists?
For decades, communications policies have been made behind closed doors in the public's name but without our informed consent. That's unacceptable in a democracy.”