David Carr, for the New York Times:
With big data, a Big Brother government and now big media, size creates its own prerogatives. When Amazon used its market dominance to limit access to Hachette books over a price dispute, regulators yawned. When AT&T and DirecTV propose a tie-up in response to Comcast, the market issues are just another deal point. Cable companies slowed down content from clients (which are also competitors) like Netflix, and it was treated as a business dispute.
Where big money hasn’t outright bought governments, it has filled them with know-nothings who seem hell-bent upon taking us back to the middle ages.