The Impossible Free Speech TaskPosted: January 27, 2012
There is little doubt that corporations play a big role in American politics. But the true corporate kingmakers are the mass media outlets that decide what news is fit to print, which candidates are “serious” and which issues are important enough to cover. Citizens United doesn’t change this so much as it levels the playing field.
Either you relegate freedom of the press to only established media corporations or get rid of the former altogether. I see no third method to overturning Citizens United.