Thursday, September 21, 2006.
Unnatural monopolies are businesses that gain so much market share that they can control prices. In the media, they can also control information, stifling representative democracy. The FCC under conservative Republicans, the party of big business against the common people, continually presses for media consolidation driving out local media competition that best serves local needs.
This is government corruption by the Republicans. They have violated the law by covering up research showing the detrimental results of media consolidation.