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Media consolidation is bad for democracy

There are fewer and fewer large corporations owning more and more media outlets. In some markets, the same corporation owns the local newspaper, the local television station(s) as well as radio stations. What this means, to me at least, is the taxpaying citizens are exposed only to whatever point of view the owning corporation deems desirable. This is a recipe for the destruction of democracy.

This media consolidation must not be allowed to proceed. The taxpaying public must be invited to public hearings on this issue. We must be allowed to make our voices heard. The airwaves belong to the taxpayers and as such we must have a say in this very important issue.

Larry Dudeck

Williamsville