Restore Free Speech

In recent years, the landscape of American media has become increasingly dominated by a small number of powerful corporations, leading to concerns about media consolidation and its impact on the diversity of viewpoints. Currently, four major conglomerates—Comcast, The Walt Disney Company, AT&T, and ViacomCBS (now Paramount Global)—control a vast majority of the media outlets in the United States, spanning television networks, film studios, publishing houses, and digital platforms.

This consolidation has resulted in a homogenization of content and a narrowing of perspectives available to the public, as these companies prioritize profit and market share over journalistic integrity and independent reporting.

The collusion among these media giants also poses significant risks to democracy, as the control of information flow and the ability to shape public discourse become concentrated in the hands of a few entities, potentially stifling dissenting voices and reducing the public's access to a diverse and balanced array of information.

We the People of the United States of America are currently being targeted by special interests using psychological operation techniques. This is a clear and present danger to the fabric and structure of democracy.

The Impact of Deregulation and Market Forces on Mainstream News Media

1. Deregulation of Mainstream News Media:

  • Repeal of the Fairness Doctrine (1987): The Fairness Doctrine, which required broadcasters to present contrasting viewpoints on controversial issues, was repealed by the FCC. This deregulation allowed broadcasters to adopt more partisan stances without the obligation to provide balanced coverage.

  • Telecommunications Act of 1996: This act further deregulated the media industry, allowing for greater media consolidation. Large media conglomerates emerged, reducing the diversity of viewpoints and increasing the power of a few corporations over the information landscape.

2. Market Forces and Profit Motives:

  • Sensationalism and Partisan Content: In a competitive market, media companies prioritize content that attracts viewers and advertisers. Sensationalist and partisan content often draws more attention and engagement, leading to a focus on entertainment and opinion rather than objective reporting.

  • Echo Chambers: Market forces have encouraged the creation of media "echo chambers" where audiences are fed information that confirms their existing beliefs. This reinforces biases and limits exposure to diverse perspectives.

Consequences for Truth and Public Trust

1. Erosion of Trust:

  • Partisan Bias: With the repeal of the Fairness Doctrine, news outlets can openly align with specific political ideologies, eroding the perceived neutrality of the press.

  • Selective Reporting: Media companies may selectively report news that aligns with their ideological leanings, leaving out crucial context or alternative viewpoints. This practice can distort public understanding of events and issues.

2. Information Overload and Confusion:

  • Proliferation of Sources: The digital age has seen an explosion of information sources, including blogs, social media, and independent news sites. While this diversity can be positive, it also makes it harder for people to discern credible information from misinformation.

  • Authoritative Claims: Some media companies position themselves as the ultimate authorities on truth, yet their content may be driven by market incentives rather than a commitment to unbiased reporting.

The Danger of Authoritative Information Control

1. Control During the COVID-19 Pandemic:

  • Coalition of Social and Media Companies: During the COVID-19 pandemic, a coalition of social media platforms and traditional media companies collaborated to control the flow of information. They claimed to fight misinformation but also suppressed dissenting viewpoints and alternative narratives.

  • Censorship and Psychological Operations: By controlling what information was deemed credible and what was labeled misinformation, these entities effectively conducted a psychological operation. They influenced public perception and behavior by limiting access to a full spectrum of information.

2. Psychological Operations Against the Public:

  • Suppression of Debate: During the pandemic, authoritative entities often labeled certain discussions or questions as misinformation, suppressing legitimate scientific and public debate.

  • Manipulation of Public Opinion: The controlled information flow manipulated public opinion and behavior. For example, differing perspectives on treatment options, lockdown measures, and vaccine efficacy were often censored or discredited, leading to a one-sided narrative that did not fully represent the scientific community's diverse views.


The deregulation of mainstream news media, combined with market forces, has created an environment where Americans struggle to find or receive truthful, balanced information. The erosion of trust in media and the control of information by powerful coalitions during critical times, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, highlight the dangers of allowing market incentives and authoritative entities to dominate the information landscape.

To protect the public from misinformation and psychological operations, and to ensure a well-informed citizenry, it is crucial to create an amendment to the constitution enshrining the Fairness Doctrine.

Executive Summary:

This executive summary advocates for a constitutional amendment to enshrine the Fairness Doctrine, mandating that all broadcast media provide balanced coverage of controversial issues of public importance. This measure aims to restore the integrity of news dissemination and protect the public from misinformation and psychological operations perpetrated under the guise of authoritative information.


The Fairness Doctrine, established by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 1949 and repealed in 1987, required broadcasters to present contrasting viewpoints on controversial issues. The repeal of the Fairness Doctrine, combined with the deregulation of mainstream news media and prevailing market forces, has led to a fragmented and often biased media landscape. This environment has compromised the ability of Americans to receive balanced and truthful information, posing a significant threat to democratic processes and public trust.

Key Issues:

  1. Erosion of Trust in Media:

    • Post-Deregulation Bias: The repeal of the Fairness Doctrine allowed media outlets to cater to specific political ideologies, leading to the proliferation of partisan news. This has eroded public trust, as Americans can no longer rely on mainstream news for unbiased information.

    • Market-Driven Content: Media companies, driven by market forces and profit motives, often prioritize sensationalism and partisan content over balanced reporting, further distorting public perception.

  2. Danger of Authoritative Information:

    • Consolidation of Information Control: During the COVID-19 pandemic, a coalition of social and media companies exerted significant control over the flow of information. This centralized control led to the suppression of dissenting viewpoints and contributed to a psychological operation against the public, undermining informed decision-making.

    • Psychological Operations: The manipulation of information during the pandemic exemplifies the dangers of unchecked authority in media. The propagation of selective truths and the suppression of alternative perspectives have had profound implications for public health and trust in institutions.

Proposal for Constitutional Amendment:

To safeguard the democratic process and ensure the public has access to balanced information, we propose the following constitutional amendment:

Section 1: All broadcast media operating within the United States are required to present contrasting viewpoints on controversial issues of public importance. This requirement applies to television, radio, and any other broadcast platforms as defined by Congress.

Section 2: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) shall have the authority to enforce this article by establishing regulations, monitoring compliance, and imposing penalties on violators.

Section 3: Congress shall have the power to pass legislation necessary to implement and support this amendment, including the establishment of oversight mechanisms and protections against the undue concentration of media ownership.


  • Restoring Balanced Information: Enshrining the Fairness Doctrine in the Constitution ensures that all Americans have access to a diversity of viewpoints, fostering a more informed and engaged citizenry.

  • Protecting Democratic Integrity: By requiring balanced coverage, this amendment mitigates the risks posed by partisan media and the manipulation of information for psychological operations.

  • Ensuring Accountability: Constitutional protection of the Fairness Doctrine would prevent future deregulation that compromises the quality and balance of information disseminated to the public.


The proposed constitutional amendment is crucial to restoring the integrity of the American media landscape and protecting the public from misinformation and manipulation. By enshrining the Fairness Doctrine, we can ensure that all citizens have access to balanced and truthful information, strengthening the foundation of our democracy.

Call to Action:

We urge members of Congress, state legislatures, civil society organizations, and the American public to support and advocate for the passage of this constitutional amendment. It is imperative that we act to safeguard the truth, ensure balanced media coverage, and protect our democratic values.

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