Congress Investigating Alleged Problems With Martin's Management Of The FCC

from the what's-really-going-on-at-the-FCC dept

It looks like some folks in Congress are beginning to question Kevin Martin's leadership at the FCC. Rep. John Dingell, along with some other Representatives sent a strongly worded letter to Martin demanding he hand over an awful lot of information, including memos, emails, notes and schedules pertaining to a variety of different things. The letter itself (pdf) notes that they're investigating Martin based on "credible" allegations concerning how the FCC has been run under Martin. While the letter details what Dingell is asking for, it doesn't shed too much light on exactly what the allegations are -- so we'll just have to wait and see what comes out down the road.

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    John Duncan Yoyo, Mar 13th, 2008 @ 4:52pm

    Hopefully this will cause the FCC to grind to a halt for the next year or so.

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 13th, 2008 @ 5:29pm


    >Hopefully this will cause the FCC to grind to a halt for
    >the next year or so.

    Never thought of that, but you have a point. So much for the XM/Sirus merger, eh? I wonder what else will be eligible for evaluation/re-evaluation/put through a means-test. Possibly the 700MHz Sales? You know, that was kind of a red-headed stepchild auction...

    Maybe from this point forward, we can tell who paid him off by what he completes (or tries to complete) through the end of the year.

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    Fred Flinstone, Mar 14th, 2008 @ 4:28am


    Martin is a Bush/Cheney loyalist. He worked on the Bush campaign in Florida. His wife works for Cheney. Martin is trying to build a political career and run for office in NC. He has used FCC money to travel to NC repeatedly, and hires heavily from NC. Martin came in and fire everyone who had anything to do with the previous chairman Powell (a republican). Then not wanting anyone to challenge anything he is doing, he reassigned all of the agency experts to useless positions. He then systematically destroyed VoIP competitors to AT&T - and attacked cable.

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    Cixelsid, Mar 14th, 2008 @ 9:21am


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    John Doe, Mar 14th, 2008 @ 11:16pm


    Almost everyone who was appointed by the Bush Administration has been a disaster.

    I use to be happy camper as a Republican, but I have decided to switch to a Democrat going forward this election.

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    John, Mar 15th, 2008 @ 12:43pm

    What i want to know is how the FCC could have approved HD on AM Radio when it jams out adjacent Stations.

    The FCC is not what it was in the past and it makes one wonder why they are doing many of the things they are doing.

    Why did the FCC missfile a petition for declaratory ruling about the Sirius XM dual radio and file it under a complaint when it was asking if the Radio the FCC mandated was in fact being made and sold?

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