Proposed FCC Media Consolidation Rules- by Stephen Lendman
Obama’s FCC proposed more media consolidation.
In October 2007, then FCC chairman Kevin Martin proposed lifting the 1975 media cross-ownership rule. It forbid owning a newspaper and television or radio station in the same city even though conglomerates like Rupert Murdock’s News Corp. and the (Chicago) Tribune Company already did.
On November 13, he expanded his earlier plan, claiming changes would only allow cross ownership “in the largest markets where there exists competition and numerous voices.”
At the time, Free Press.net ‘s policy director Ben Scott said:
“Chairman Martin’s lofty rhetoric talks