Bill Moyers: The Senate vote to stop Big Media is a “flare in the sky.”

June 1, 2008 | By | Reply More

This is great news! The U.S. Senate has slapped down the FCC’s December 2007 invitation to allow big media corporations to further consolidate their media holdings.

Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), a co-sponsor of the bill disapproving of the FCC invitation to further consolidate big media, had urged the House to follow the Senate’s lead and pass a resolution of disapproval, an unusual legislative maneuver that would invalidate the FCC’s decision to allow TV and radio stations and newspapers to be co-owned in the top 20 markets, subject to some conditions.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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