Don't let Fox News destroy your mind. This podcast explains how to protect your mind.
Fox News poisons viewers’ minds. People who watch Fox News with an open mind can find themselves sucked into a destructive and alienating lifestyle. - The Guardian
The Food And Drug Administration (FDA) protects the public from food poisoning. Similarly the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is responsible for protect Americans from harmful content on the airwaves. The FCC decides who should get broadcast licenses.
The Media and Democracy Project (MAD) is a nonprofit that works to improve the quality of information we consume. It believes a well-informed citizenry is the foundation of a democratic society. Brian Hansbury the Co-founder of the MAD explains in the podcast why it is asking the FCC to hold a hearing to determine if Fox deserves to keep a broadcast license for its Philadelphia station, Fox 29 (WTXF). Sign the MAD petition to demand an FCC hearing on granting FOX a license. It might just save thousands of minds.
Why FOX should be denied an FCC license
"Our challenge is based on the knowing lies told by the Murdochs and Fox’s senior management in the aftermath of the 2020 election. Those lies, revealed in the Dominion lawsuit, inspired thousands of Americans to descend upon the Capitol for Donald Trump’s January 6th coup attempt. If the FCC’s character qualifications about non-broadcast misconduct mean anything, the FCC must designate our petition for a hearing.
Why should you get involved in media reform? “At its core, whatever you care about in this country, if you care about reform in some way, shape, or form you need to care about media reform. Because without media reform, without having more public media and less corporate media, things aren’t likely to change.”
What does MAD do to bring about change? “We get people together to call their representatives in Congress. We’ve created guides that make it easier for people to write [letters to the editor]. We also uplift local journalism…local journalists are truly democracy’s frontline workers…We advocate for public policy solutions…We take on disinformers.”
MAD's Fox FCC action: “We saw that the FCC was trying to look away. It’s our role as citizens to engage with these levers of government, that are OUR government, and to get involved and push them to do the right thing and to adhere to their own rules and regulations.” - MAD on Substack
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TakeAway: Protect your mind from harmful content. Sign the MAD petition to demand FCC holds a hearing on whether FOX News' Philadelphia station, Fox 29 (WTXF) should get a broadcast license.
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