Wednesday, December 19, 2007

FCC Approves New Media Ownership Rule

Brooklyn Bridge
New York, New York

The American public doesn't need different voices when it comes to news, right? I mean the news is the news. Its a collection of facts. No need to fear only one source is providing those facts because the media would never inject personal bias into its reporting anymore than SPIIDERWEB™ would.

Think of it as one stop shopping.
The Federal Communications Commission, overturning a 32-year-old ban, voted Tuesday to allow broadcasters in the nation's 20 largest media markets to also own a newspaper.

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin was joined by his two Republican colleagues in favor of the proposal, while the commission's two Democrats voted against it.

Martin pushed the vote through despite intense pressure from House and Senate members on Capitol Hill to delay it. The chairman, however, has the support of the White House, which has pledged to turn back any congressional action that seeks to undo the agency vote.

At Tuesday's meeting, the chairman described the media ownership proceeding as "the most contentious and divisive issue" to come before him.

That proved true as the two Democrats in the commission blasted the proposal in unusually strong language for the normally sedate agency.

BTW, if you buy my arguments, please contact me to discuss your buying my bridge. Its sound. Been around a long time and carries a lot of weight daily.

Of course the sale will be "as is". No delivery included without a substantial fee for dismantling and transporting it.


Via ABC News.



Blogger daveawayfromhome said...

I cannot believe... okay, well, yes I can. This is the Bush Administration, after all, and America is well and truly fucked.

12/19/2007 11:33:00 AM  

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