FCC Moves to Change Ownership Rules Again
October 28, 2007 9:19 PM Subscribe
The FCC, again, moves to loosen ownership rules for television and newspapers
. A similar proposal in 2003 drew huge public opposition. This time, there is a narrow window for public comment
, ending in mid-November
. You can contact the FCC
or go to the Common Cause
From Common Cause: "After the FCC's misguided 2003 vote, more than 3 million Americans voiced their concerns about media consolidation to the FCC and Congress. In the Senate, a resolution rolling back the rules sponsored by Senator Trent Lott (R-MS) and Byron Dorgan (D-ND), passed overwhelming. Media activists sued the FCC over the rules changes, and they were vindicated by a federal district court in Philadelphia. In 2004, the court threw out the flawed rules, in part because the FCC had not considered public input in the rulemaking."
As in 2003, lawmakers are threatening another non-binding "veto."