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The notion that "we cannot let Trump be voted in" I think misses the entire point of democracy and seems to encourage the point of view that people cannot be trusted to elect their own leaders.
Or can it be argued that a Trump presidency is more dangerous than the dissolution of democracy?
That's an interesting POV however a news company should be allowed to be biased.
What happened when Clinton deregulated the media in 1996?
The 1996 Telecom Act was a landmark piece of legislation that drastically altered U.S. media and communications policy. The Act, signed into law by Bill Clinton on February 8, 1996, deregulated the media and communications sectors, leading to increased consolidation in both industries. In the years that followed, radio companies like Clear Channel ballooned in size (Clear Channel now owns over 1,200 radio stations) because radio ownership limits had been removed. The new policies also led to a number of mega-mergers among telephone companies and other media businesses.
originally posted by: DJW001
The question is: could a Trump presidency replace a limited and well balanced representative Executive branch with a self serving Monarchy?
No, the question was "can we all find common ground that the will of the people is most important? "
originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
Your "free speech for the Media" sentiment makes sense, until they are all controlled by by a 'small handful' of Criminals.
originally posted by: Kandinsky
In this pessimistic context, the 'will of the people' is that of an under/ill-informed minority of manipulated people clamouring to vote for one of a handful of candidates they've been offered. Gotta laugh right?