Der Bildungsauftrag öffentlich-rechtlicher Medien in historischer Perspektive

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Als Winston Churchill ’störte‘. Milton Friedman:

From 1933 to the outbreak of World War II, Churchill was not permitted to talk over the British radio, which was, of course, a government monopoly administered by the British Broadcasting Corporation. Here was a leading citizen of his country, a Member of Parliament, a former cabinet minister, a man who was desperately trying by every device possible to persuade his countrymen to take steps to ward off the menace of Hitler’s Germany. He was not permitted to talk over the radio to the British people because the BBC was a government monopoly and his position was too „controversial“.

(Capitalism and Freedom, Chicago 2002, S. 19.)