FCC Bid To Alter Media Rules Spurs Free-Speech Debate

from the public-outcry dept

There have been a ton of stories about the FCC’s expected rulemaking to deregulate more media ownership in the next few weeks. While Salon’s conspiracy theory was that no one was hearing about this issue because big media had a “blackout” on it, it appears that isn’t true. The FCC is apparently being bombarded by comments strongly against the proposed changes. Of course, that’s not likely to change anything. Chairman Powell is quoted as saying, “you don’t govern just by polls and surveys.”

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