Turner: Proposed Media Consolidation Rules Will Harm Diversity

CNN’s Ted Turner argues against media consolidation, as proposed by the FCC. “It’s hard to compete when your suppliers are owned by your competitors. We bought MGM, and we later sold Turner Broadcasting to Time Warner, because we had little choice. The big were getting bigger. The small were disappearing. We had to gain access to programming to survive. Many other independent media companies were swallowed up for the same reason – because they didn’t have everything they needed under their own roof, and their competitors did. The climate after Monday’s expected FCC decision will encourage even more consolidation and be even more inhospitable to smaller businesses.”