Senators Move To Block New Media Ownership Rules
from the didn't-last-long dept
The public outcry over the new FCC media ownership rules has been quite loud. So loud, that politicians are taking notice. A group of 35 Senators have banded together to use a little known law to overturn the FCC decision without getting it bogged down in committees. Meanwhile, a group of broadcasters are going to lobby Congress that this is a mistake, and they should accept the FCC’s ruling. To be honest, I still think much of this (on both sides) is being overhyped. I haven’t seen any clear explanation for why either set of ownership rules (35% or 45%) would do any serious harm (or benefit).