Last week, FreedomWorks Foundation’s Regulatory Action Center submitted formal comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in support of the proposed merger of television broadcasting companies Sinclair and Tribune. Our comments concluded with the following:
"We firmly believe that free and unfettered markets are the best institutions for protecting the public interest. Technological advance has radically expanded the scope of the market for mass information, ensuring more and more Americans have access to a growing and increasingly-affordable array of information sources and diverse viewpoints. However, standing in the way of natural market forces, such as mergers and acquisitions designed to achieve economies of scale, threatens to greatly diminish, if not eliminate, local broadcasting as one of the myriad options Americans enjoy."
Read our full comments here or in the attached document below.