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FCC to review Broadcast Media Ownership, again.

In the never ending drive to have one gigantic mega corporation own everything, the FCC will be reviewing the current set of regulations to make sure that they are in line with those goals.  It is very interesting what is not being said about Mitt Romney, Rush Limbaugh, Premere Radio networks, Clear Channel Communications, Bain Capital, the Republican party and the upcoming election.

The usual suspects are coming out for and against any change.

Does anyone else not see this?

I will let George take this one:

It may indeed be too late to do anything about the broadcast media ownership rules, as the lid came off Pandora’s box in 1996. Now is the time, however, to be ever vigilant against attempted censorship of New Media.

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