The latest so-called Million MAGA March marks a brand new low for our nation’s politics. I watch as protesters spew nonsense generated by irresponsible media shops. I watch as they collect unmasked risking their lives and people of their households. I see the grasp of manipulation drive by in his limousine thumbs as much as his cult followers.
Donald Trump is the end result of years of elevated media management. I keep in mind when Rush Limbaugh turned syndicated in 1988. I keep in mind considering this man was one thing completely different and listened to him for about two years till I felt what he was saying wasn’t primarily based in actuality. His radio protection grew till nobody might escape his voice throughout the nation.
Little did I do know what was occurring to our media at the moment. Looking back, it started with Ronald Reagan who eradicated the Equity Doctrine in 1987 permitting for unbalanced programming throughout the nation. I keep in mind what WJR 760 was like with host J.P. McCarthy and his apolitical strategy carried the day for many years within the Midwest. In 1996 the nationwide media was owned by 52 entities; now 90% is owned by six monopolies.
Throughout our media panorama we discover big-money house owners dictating what we see, what we hear via cable, radio, print and the web. Within the Toledo space we noticed the impartial radio station house owners promote to Clear Channel and Cumulus Media making a monopoly on native radio with promotion of right-wing politics in a democratic voting space. Not has the voice of the folks carried the day.
With big tax cuts began with Reagan and continued with Trump, we see extra money funneled into our physique politics creating false divides among the many little individuals who aren’t seeing the large image of management. Our grandparents and great-grandparents who lived through the Despair knew and lived the risks of monopoly. They organized and enacted safeguards to guard the typical Joe.
Since Reagan, we have witnessed the dismantling of those protections and with them the Center Class, ushering within the new Gilded Age. If solely our present technology had been as clever as our grandparents.
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