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ABC’s “Good Morning America” is running Amazon propaganda, and they’re not even trying to hide it. In a segment on Tuesday, the corporate media program ran an almost two-and-a-half-minute ad disguised as news about how the Big Tech giant actually helps small businesses, ignoring the ways it hurts them by dodging income taxes and undercutting prices.

“Good Morning America” admits the segment is sponsored by Amazon, but it’s not the type of old-fashioned commercial you’d see during the Super Bowl. News-like chyrons along with narration and interviews by the network’s hosts complete the video’s propagandist tone.

“These small businesses are shifting to online sales, teaming up with our sponsor Amazon and now seeing big returns,” the narration runs. “This upcoming Prime Day, Amazon is finding a way to put all small businesses in the spotlight.” What a comfort ABC is committed to such unbiased, hard-hitting journalism!

How Amazon Prime Day helps you shop small; @amazonnews helps to support small businesses and save yourself money at the same time during the “Summer Black Friday” event. pic.twitter.com/KijqEmBuUD

— Good Morning America (@GMA) June 8, 2021

Sure, many small businesses can sell their products through Amazon, losing their independent branding and direct connection to customers in the process. But what Amazon and “Good Morning America” don’t tell you is that Amazon is to blame for forcing these small businesses into such a deal in the first place.

“By using Prime to corral an ever-larger share of online shoppers, Amazon has left rival retailers and manufacturers with little choice but to become third-party sellers on its platform,” notes a report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. “In effect, Amazon is supplanting an open market with a privately controlled one, giving it the power to dictate the terms by which its competitors can operate, and to levy a kind of tax on their revenue.”

That’s what happened to Bill and Joan Keller, who explained to the Institute for Local Self-Reliance how Amazon’s dominance of online sales forced them to operate the online side of their travel store through the tech giant.

“It became clear

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