WBZ, the Globe, and FCC decisions re: media cross-ownership

Kevin Vahey kvahey@comcast.net
Wed Apr 2 16:54:50 EDT 2008

Can we all say Rupert Murdoch?

Just the wavier system in place show the sham of the law as written.
Murdoch can get a wavier in New York but not Boston because of Ted
Kennedy. Howie made Ted Kennedy angry and Murdoch was forced to sell
the Herald.

On 4/2/08, Garrett Wollman <wollman@bimajority.org> wrote:
> <<On Wed, 02 Apr 2008 15:41:46 -0400, "Doug Drown" <revdoug1@verizon.net>
> said:
> > Where is the FCC at present with regard to its rethinking of the
> > regulations concerning media cross-ownership?  With major newspapers
> > and broadcasting stations all struggling financially, it would seem
> > to me that this might be an apt time to ask whether relaxation of
> > the rules might help the different media to boost one another up.
> I, frankly, am amazed that anyone in Washington still thinks the
> newspaper cross-ownership rule is constitutional.  If someone had
> sufficient incentive and resources to fight, it would likely be a
> slam-dunk with the current Supreme Court.
> -GAWollman

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