A Free but Not Competitive News Media in the USA

A free news media is one in which news outlets report and comment on the news from whatever point of view they choose. A competitive news media is one in which there are a large enough number of news outlets so that no single point of view dominates. America enjoys a free news media but not a competitive one.

The news media is an industry that provides a service. It is composed of news outlets or business firms with various formats, including CBS in television news and The Los Angeles Times in print news. The industry operates much like other industries that supply goods and services, including the automobile industry, which is composed of product outlets or business firms with various vehicles, including Ford and Toyota.

Much like managers in other industries, the last thing managers in the news media want is competition. In fact, they do everything possible to eliminate competition and increase market share. An automobile company’s market share is the number of automobiles it sells as a percent of the total amount sold in automobile markets. Similarly, a television network’s market share is the amount of time viewers watch its news programs as a percent of the total amount of time viewers watch all news programs.

For the most part, news is not differentiated based on point of view but on format, style, and personality. Liberal points of view dominate in both print and television news. Liberal television news outlets include ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN. Liberal print outlets include The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Nation, and Newsweek. The pervasive culture in these news outlets is that if you give credit to conservative points of view, you border not only on ignorance but stupidity—a liberal theme that grew out of the counterculture of the 1960s.

From a marketing point of view, it is not surprising that liberal points of view dominate. A liberal slant is a much better marketing tool for capturing market share because more often than not, it suggests change, which is exciting, while more often than not, a conservative slant suggests maintaining the status quo, which is boring. Although FOX and the Wall Street Journal provide liberal points of view, they are often viewed with contempt because they provide conservative points of view as well. It is laughable to watch the dominant liberal news media saturate the public with negative commentary on conservative points of view and then take polls that show the public is negative on conservative points of view. Surprise! Surprise!

So what is to be done? Should we limit the freedom of the news media? Absolutely not! A government-controlled news media like those in China, North Korean, and Iran is not a step forward in a free and competitive society. But what’s wrong with using the power of the federal government to ensure not only a free news media but a competitive one as well? Why not protect the general welfare from those who sell us the news in the same way that we protect it from those who sell us automobiles and other goods and services?

Copyright © 2019 Frank Zahn

1 comment to A Free but Not Competitive News Media in the USA

  • Hey, how’s it going?

    I want to pass along some very important news that everyone needs to hear!

    In December of 2017, Donald Trump made history by recognizing Jerusalem as the captial of Israel. Why is this big news? Because by this the Jewish people of Israel are now able to press forward in bringing about the Third Temple prophesied in the Bible.

    The Jewish people deny Jesus as their Messiah and have stated that their Messiah has been identified and is waiting to be revealed. They say this man will rule the world under a one world religion called “spiritualism”.

    They even printed a coin to raise money for the Temple with Donald Trumps face on the front and with king Cyrus'(who built the second Temple) behind him. On the back of the coin is an image of the third Temple.

    The Bible says this false Messiah who seats himself in the Third Temple will be thee antichrist that will bring about the Great Tribulation, though the Jewish people believe he will bring about world peace. It will be a false peace for a period of time. You can watch interviews of Jewish Rabbi’s in Israel speaking of these things. They have their plans set in place. It is only years away!

    More importantly, the power that runs the world wants to put a RFID microchip in our body making us total slaves to them. This chip matches perfectly with the Mark of the Beast in the Bible, more specifically Revelation 13:16-18:

    He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

    Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.

    Referring to the last days, this could only be speaking of a cashless society, which we have yet to see, but are heading towards. Otherwise, we could still buy or sell without the mark amongst others if physical money was still currency. RFID microchip implant technology will be the future of a one world cashless society containing digital currency. It will be implanted in the right-hand or the forehead, and we cannot buy or sell without it! We must grow strong in Jesus. AT ALL COSTS, DO NOT TAKE IT!

    Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.” (Revelation 14:9-11).

    People have been saying the end is coming for many years, but we need two key things. One, the Third Temple, and two, the technology for a cashless society to fulfill the prophecy of the Mark of the Beast.


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