When billionaires like Jeff Bezos and Laurene Powell-Jobs procure major media outlets, we should be paying closer attention, especially in the wake of an election that hinged on media coverage.
The order by the Justice Department is a flagrant abuse of government authority and a clear violation of free speech.
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Paul Street is the author of Empire and Inequality: America and the World Since 9/11 (Paradigm, 2004) and The Empire's New Clothes: Barack Obama in the Real World of Power (Paradigm, 2010).