BILL MOYERS JOURNAL|FCC Update|PBS November 16, 2007
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 video's eight and a half minutes, but if you care about American media, it'll be worth your time.
Then you can watch this 23 minute piece from earlier in the month.
Read FCC (Democratic) commissioner Michael Copps vs. "Big Media".
While the issue on the FCC is a Republican (3) vs. Democrat (2) issue, the fear of media consolidation runs from the Christian Coalition to MoveOn.
Contact the FCC before December 11. Then, because reaching out to the FCC probably won't matter, contact your federal legislators.
Top 10 Christmas Gifts for Conservatives in 2007 from the Human Events Book Service
The usual suspects (Ann Coulter, Newt Gingrich, Glenn Beck), a Reagan bio, Clarence Thomas' autobiography. AND The Complete Tales of Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris:
"Are these the most 'politically incorrect' children’s stories ever written?
Perhaps. But they're also among the most delightful and moral. Now they're back - with the original artwork
Isn't it just like liberals to diminish genuine racial and cultural diversity in the name of respecting it?"
That last line was almost enough for a spit take.
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