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Media Ownership

Comcast wants to acquire Disney and become the largest communications company in the world. Most of the media is already controlled by a small number of giant companies (see http://www.mediareform.net). These companies are not in business for the good of local communities, nor to promote genuine, free discussion on important issues for the good of our democracy. Note Comcast's recent refusal to run an anti-war ad and CBS' recent refusal to run a slick ad with a critical message about the Bush deficits. Their monopolization of the public's airwaves is yet another force that erodes our democracy further. And Bush's FCC appears bent on helping them.

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