03 December 2007

Stop the FCC!!!

Speak up now to STOP THE FCC Chairman!!!

December 11th is the last day to contact your representatives to stop the FCC from rushing, against public outcry and public interest, to grant media conglomerates more control. The FCC Chairman wants to allow "A company that owns a newspaper in one of the 20 largest cities in the country to purchase a broadcast TV or radio station in the same market."

Please add your voice to the ground swell of public opposition combating the attempt of the FCC chairman to sneak through a devastating blow to media diversity.

On November 2, 2007, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin announced that the Commission would hold the sixth and final public hearing on media consolidation November 9, 2007 in Seattle, Washington. Commissioners Michael Copps and Jonathan Adelstein blasted the Chairman's decision to give the public only five business days notice before the hearing:
"With such short notice, many people will be shut out ... This is outrageous and not how important media policy should be made."

The chairman said, "I've been as transparent as I could be." Since when did it become imperative to keep the public in the dark to protect them?

Please write your representatives in Congress and the FCC. You can click here to have your voice heard.

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