With the FCC approval of the Comcast takeover of NBC-Universal, there is a new, unprecedented consolidation of media and internet power in the hands of one company. As Sen. Al Franken puts it: “When the same compnay owns the content and the pipes that deliver that content, consumers lose.” A democracy and a republic depend on a diversity of voices, which is now threatened. Concentration and centralization of power may well be the old Soviet style, but our guest, Free Press campagin director Tim Karr says we Americans should be mad as hell and not take it anymore.

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