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Apr 18, 2007

But not Time Warner?s presses.

In another glaring example of this Administration handing the regulatory role of the government over to narrow business interests, the Postal Service has accepted a proposal from Time Warner to raise the postal rates for periodicals in a manner that favors mega-publishers like Time Warner and cripples smaller and future publishers. Despite First Amendment protections for freedom of the press, the new plan would make rates cheaper for mega-publishers than for small publishers.

And it is not just tiny publications that will suffer. Even long-established publications like The Nation would suffer. In fact, the real casualty would be the people. If we are to be effective citizens, if democracy is to thrive in America, we must be well informed. This requires the availability of a wide range of news sources.

But this postal scheme would serve to further consolidate an already too consolidated media market. The risk of smaller publications going out of business and new publications blocked from market entry is just too high.

For more information, read Robert McChesney?s piece on Common Dreams.

To contact the Postmaster and Congress to voice your objections, visit the Free Press website?s action page.

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