I still prefer Obama over McCain, but some of his views are depressing.
For those interested, my position on anti-trust laws is here. This issue, however, is more worrying than the old-fashioned Microsoft harassment that was the motivator for my old post. The media, for all its faults, is a vital expression of free expression and any attempt to regulate it will be an enourmous step in the wrong direction.
Update: I think this comment by one reader that appeared below the linked Reason article is worth reproducing in full:
Dear Senator Obama
Let me tell you about something called the Internet.
It is a medium where every sort of opinion – from far left to far right and way beyond either – gets aired. And thrashed.
It is a wide open, no holds barred, forum where anyone can speak his piece and find those who agree with him. Those who don’t agree are equally free to rebut, make counter-assertions, abuse or insult the first one. They, in turn, are subject to the same give-and-take. (Try googling “flame war”.)
The internet is almost unregulated (aside from a few asinine attempts by your fellow senators and their counterparts in other countries), yet still manages to achieve this remarkable fairness.
I humbly suggest that this example should persuade you that fairness will be best achieved if the regulation of media is decreased, not increased.
Your neighbor, Aresen.