As the Liberal newspapers die off, Pelosi worries about the San Francisco Chronicle. So, she has written a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder to ask if he will lessen anti-trust laws to allow less diversity in ownership of the newspapers, so that they can consolidate.
On sfgate.com, “Pelosi goes to bat to keep Bay Area papers alive,” Pelosi wrote:
“I am confident that the Antitrust Division, in assessing any concerns that any proposed mergers or other arrangements in the San Francisco area might reduce competition, will take into appropriate account, as relevant, not only the number of daily and weekly newspapers in the Bay Area, but also the other sources of news and advertising outlets available in the electronic and digital age, so that the conclusions reached reflect current market realities.”
So, consolidation and less diversity of ownership of Liberal newspapers are acceptable with Congress. There apparently is not any concern about balance and lack of diverse points of view in newspapers in San Francisco. Also, with newspapers failing all over the country, including the New York Times, the question arises is when will this policy spread from San Francisco all over the country.
This differs greatly from two weeks ago when Congress was very concerned with radio. The new Durbin Rule wants to create more diversity in ownership of radio stations. They were concerned that there was not enough variety point of view on radio and wants diversity in ownership.
So, which is it Democrats? Do want diversity in point of view and ownership in the media or not?
It will be interesting to see how Pelosi talks her way out of this political blunder. The double standard is obvious. Liberal newspapers can lack diversity in points of view and ownership while Conservative talk radio cannot. The reason is quite apparent. Liberals cannot afford talk radio having huge audiences and influencing the People with the “truth.”
The Liberal newspapers are irrelevant, since no one reads them. Why do you think they are going bankrupt? As I have said, no one likes to read the Liberal agenda all the time, not even Liberals.