Political Influence and Media Consolidation

When the Supreme Court overturned a century of campaign finance law in 2010 with Citizens United v. FEC, it opened the floodgates for corporations to outspend and overwhelm voters. The result can be felt in media consolidation. Politicians appoint the members of the FCC and they have allowed huge trusts to develop over several administrations since 1996. Johnson writes to see the result of this concentration of political influence “one must look no further than Fox News.”