Friday, May 09, 2003

Hey You GUYS!



The FCC is going to dismantle essentially all regulations regarding corporate ownership of the media. Or that's the plan, anyway, if we don't get off our lardasses and do something about it. There's a place you can go to effortlessly speak out, where your words will be added to many other people's, and presented to your representatives and senators, as well as the FCC.



Here's what that website says:



"On June 2, the Federal Communications Commission intends to lift restrictions on media ownership that could allow your local newspaper, cable provider, radio stations, and TV channels all to be owned by one company. The result could be the disappearance of the checks and balances provided by a competitive media marketplace -- and huge cutbacks in local news and reporting. Good, balanced information is the basis for our democracy. That's why we're asking that:

"Congress and the FCC should stop media deregulation and work to make the media diverse, competitive, balanced, and fair."



rock on,

Kate

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