February 21, 2015

News must not be presented from only one perspective. That does not mean to imply that opposition view is presented on the same station or program. Rather the appearance of collusion between networks or local stations must be eliminated.  Independent thinking  needs to be preserved.  That means regulations need to be in place to minimize the erosive effects of monopolies.

No monopoly can produce good results for the monopoly holder lacks incentive to change for the better that which competition provides. Indeed monopolies inevitably hinder genuine innovation. It is most damaging in the area of independent thought so necessary to new presentation.

It matters not an iota whether the monopoly is private sector or public in nature. Both stifle innovation and invite fossilized practices.

Sincerely,

John M Reuschlein