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Tell Congress to reverse FCC rules furthering media consolidation

Reported by Chrish - December 20, 2007 -

MoveOn.org is sponsoring a Civic Action petition to ask, nay demand, that Congress reverse the decision of Bush-appointed FCC, which ignored the will of the people who almost unanimously said we don't want further monopolization (and homogenization) in the media.

"For those of us who don't want a few big companies deciding what we see, hear, and read in the news, it's a bad day. The Bush-appointed FCC just voted to loosen media ownership rules so media titans like Rupert Murdoch can swallow up more local news outlets. They did this despite a huge public outcry--when the FCC asked for public comments, 99% opposed media consolidation!

Congress has the power to step in, and a bipartisan group of 26 Senators already announced they'll try. We need to show the rest of the Senate we want action."

This is not a partisan issue! Tell your representative and Senators to stop the further consolidation of American media, that all voices can be heard.