Media Action Center is a group of of concerned residents throughout the U.S. led by former Emmy-winning broadcaster turned media reformer Sue Wilson. We have successfully influenced policy at the Federal Communications Commission and at local TV and Radio stations throughout the country for more than a decade to ensure We the People are truly served by the publicly owned airwaves. (See the archive of our work under "older posts.") We successfully forced Entercom to give up its $13.5 million license to KDND for killing a woman in a radio water drinking stunt. We have a long-running action to label Alex Jones' radio show as the fiction it is, which has taken Jones' program off dozens of radio stations nationwide. We educated the Supreme Court in FCC v Prometheus Radio on critical information to #SaveLocalNews.

Please see MAC's 2018 Comment to the FCC (below) to learn why these actions are crucial to Democracy. Find full journalistic coverage of the Supreme Court case and our Amicus brief, Sinclair Broadcasting's shell game, Alex Jones, the Strange v Entercom trial and other public interest media issues at For background on how we arrived in this era of disinformation and what to do about it, see Wilson's 2009 documentary Broadcast Blues.


August 6, 2020
There are two excellent documentaries out about how Alex Jones used outright lies on his radio programs to 1) elect Trump and 2) to harm real US citizens.  Both films reference Jones' lie that the Sandy Hook school shooting was phony and that the grieving parents we all saw were just actors. Those real grieving parents were then targeted by Jones' listeners.

PBS Frontline has "United States of Conspiracy."  
     As the coronavirus pandemic continues, America reckons with racism and the 2020 election looms, “United States of Conspiracy” investigates how Jones and InfoWars, Stone, and Trump helped to lay the foundation for conspiracy theories to take center stage in America’s national conversation, how the idea of truth itself became part of America’s divide, and what it means for the future of our democracy.

Andrew Rossi's "After Truth" is a spellbinding film about how Jones' listeners act on his diatribes, featuring one man who Jones convinced that Hillary Clinton was running a child sex ring out of a DC pizza place. He was so incensed he shot an assault weapon into the family restaurant and inspected every nook and cranny only to find what we already know: there was nothing there.

This November, the real parents of those blessed lost children are bringing Jones to court. 

Media Action Center set up this simple letter writing campaign to the Federal Communications Commission in response to Jones' hoax over the Sandy Hook school shooting (read below and on the side for details.)  As a result, many stations have simply taken Jones off the air.

It will take a real letter, as the FCC only accepts emails from corporations (not kidding.) 

If ever there was a time to stand up to the radio corporations for integrity on our airwaves, it is NOW.

Start writing.