In 1978 The supreme court came to a 5-4 decision in a case which reinterpreted the 1st amendment and changed the Television industry.
It allowed corporate money to be spent in television contracts and advertising instead of only investors. With this allowance went investors’ ability to control content.
The decision allowed those with the deepest pockets to hold sway over broadcast decisions much like money has taken over our political atmosphere today.
Look at the state of cable news today. We cannot allow this to happen to our political system any more than it already has!
Fortunately, our democracy was designed the checks and balances for a safe guard against these types of threats to the republic!