Just imagine if Dick Cheney owned several major newspapers, TV and Radio Networks!!!
Still thinking? You know what you would get; non-stop neo-convict propaganda the likes of Faux News a la Rupert Murdoch. The old media ownership rules prevented this from happening.
The Senate, which once in a while gets some thing right, has passed a bipartisan resolution of disapproval that would nullify the Bush appointed FCC’s attempt to stop diversity in media ownership by dismantling longstanding media ownership limits.
Last December, the FCC voted to remove the “newspaper/broadcast cross-ownership” ban that prohibits one company from owning a broadcast station and the major daily newspaper in the same market. The resolution of disapproval (Senate Joint Resolution 28), introduced by Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.), would nullify the FCC’s new rules if passed by Congress and signed by the president. The House version of the resolution was introduced by Reps. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) and Dave Reichert (R-Wash.) in March.
Already King George has decided to show how out of touch he is with the will of the American people and opposes the resolution and says he will veto it. George seems to like media outlets that will parrot his delusional agenda polluting our airwaves with the likes Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coultergeist, etc, etc.
Don’t stand idly by and let Bush / Cheney undercut this bipartisan effort in congress and green light big media’s expansion.
Send a letter to your Congressman to stand with the Senate and overturn the FCC decision to allow more media consolidation.
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I urge you to stand with the Senate’s bipartisan resolution of disapproval (Senate Joint Resolution 28), which would nullify the FCC’s new rules to allow greater media consolidation. The House version of the resolution was introduced by Reps. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) and Dave Reichert (R-Wash.) in March.
Consolidation has brought us to the point where two corporations control 70 percent of market revenue in an average radio market. While I respect the free market, it should be the role of government to stand between corporations and consumers when the public interest is at stake.
Relaxing restrictions does not serve the people just the big corporations. Local media must remain local, diverse and free.