Aaron promised "fierce opposition at the Commission and in the courts."
FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn was quick to object to Pai's move, explaining that: "The already consolidated broadcast media market will become even more so, offering little to no discernible benefits to consumers."
She's right. But, as a Democratic appointee, she's in the minority on the commission. That means that Pai's initiative will only be slowed if citizens and members of Congress speak up rapidly -- and loudly -- in defense of the sort of media competition, open discourse and robust debate that is essential to democracy.Copyright - 2017 thenation.com -- distributed by Agence Global
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