Melissa Harris-Perry: News Corp. Threatens the Health of Our Media and Our Democracy

Melissa Harris-Perry: News Corp. Threatens the Health of Our Media and Our Democracy

Melissa Harris-Perry: News Corp. Threatens the Health of Our Media and Our Democracy

Instead of standing up to those in power, News Corp. has fostered cozy relationship with governments on both sides of the Atlantic.

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America’s founders believed that an independent media was even more important to the nation’s well-being than a quality government. Yet over the past four decades News Corp. has undermined this value, fostering cozy relationships with those in power instead of standing up for the public interest.

On her Sound Off segment on MSNBC, Melissa Harris-Perry explains how the close relationship between News Corp. and politicians on both sides of the Atlantic threatens both the health of the media and our democracy. 

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