Sunday, October 28, 2007

A well-informed citizenry


Faith at KerryVision has a terrific post today -- raising a flag for action to preserve something which is critical to those who want to be part of a "A well-informed citizenry".

In 2003, FCC Chairman Michael Powell attempted to loosen media consolidation rules, but was halted by a federal court in a landmark decision. Now, current Chairman Kevin Martin is threatening the same, and he's meeting with bi-partisan opposition in the unlikely partnership of Senators Byron Dorgan and Trent Lott, along with legislators from both sides of the aisle.

What Martin is attempting is to allow media ownership of broadcast and newspapers by the same owner in the same market. And he's given the public five days notice to voice our opposition.

Go read the whole post, check out the video and follow your conscience as to actions required.

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