Thursday, July 21, 2011
MSNBC Host Says Government Should Regulate "Private Media" Because of Murdoch's "Power"
According to The Blaze:
"On Wednesday’s episode of Morning Joe, MSNBC’s Martin Bashir reportedly suggested that the News of the World phone-hacking scandal, and, Rupert Murdoch’s “power” in general, proves why government should regulate privately owned media enterprises. NewsBusters brings us the video and transcript, where Bashir says:
All of this reveals the fact that people like Michele Bachmann, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, talk about government getting out of the way, well this is what happened in this country. In 1968, Rupert Murdoch bought one newspaper, and government got out of the way. Then he bought a second, then he bought a third. Within 25 years he owned four national newspapers. Then he established a satellite television company, and eventually people began to wake up to the fact that his power base in the country was bigger than anybody else’s."