Howeird Dean Wants to Break Up Media Companies: (Hat tip to Drudge)
MATTHEWS: Are you going to break up the giant media enterprises in this country?
DEAN: Yes, we`re going to break up giant media enterprises. That doesn`t mean we`re going to break up all of GE.
What we`re going to do is say that media enterprises can`t be as big as they are today. I don`t think we actually have to break them up, which Teddy Roosevelt had to do with the leftovers from the McKinley administration.
Dean explained how "11 companies in this country control 90 percent of what ordinary people are able to read and watch on their television. That`s wrong. We need to have a wide variety of opinions in every community. We don`t have that because of Michael Powell and what George Bush has tried to do to the FCC."
This guy is dangerous. I realize this appeals to the wacky left that votes in the primaries, so there shouldn't be any worries that the general populace would touch this guy, I hope, but how can someone running in 2004 actually believe this stuff. I think he needs to spend more time in the real world and less time in Vermont with the cows and the kooks. Maybe he's a "retro-sexual" of the Stalin-type readying us for one of his Five Year Plans?