Kathleen Parker dances around the issue of campaign finance reform in her recent article, “Mr. Hughes goes to Washington,” (April 22). While it is becoming more and more apparent to the generally asleep populace that billionaires are dictating who is, shall we say, eligible to receive votes — it is equally apparent that the bigger problem is media mindcontrol.
Parker works for the Washington Post, which is now owned by Jeff Bezos, the billionaire who also owns Amazon.com .
Billionaires like Bezos control what is written and about whom it is written. I find it interesting, that among Parker’s many examples, she leaves out the media blackout of Ron Paul in 2012.
Parker seems to sympathize with Mitt Romney, noting that he was “seriously damaged” because of certain Republican opponents having the funds to stay in the primary race longer than they should have.
Never miss a local story.
The problem is not just billionaires financing campaigns and thereby influencing politicians once they get into office. The problem is that billionaires control the mainstream media and abuse that power to influence voters and limit our choices.