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Forum Post: Enemy of Rupert

Posted 1 year ago on Jan. 14, 2013, 11:23 p.m. EST by shooz (26667)
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With the FCC about to consider further consolidation in the "media industry", here's an important interview with guy who has fought to prevent it.

Craig Aaron

If Craig Aaron ever wrote an epitaph about 
his career as a news-loving media reformist, it might read “Enemy of Rupert Murdoch.” Aaron, a former managing editor at In These Times, is the current CEO of Free Press, one of the loudest voices for media reform in Washington, D.C. What does he do there? Sue the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for giving more power to big media at the expense of ownership diversity. And as the FCC considers carving up more of the media landscape and handing it to the likes of Murdoch, Aaron is getting ready for round three. Ding!

The interview.

http://inthesetimes.com/article/14303/enemy_of_rupert/

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[-] 2 points by bensdad (8977) 1 year ago

We should have one media company FOX
unlike PBS, CBS, MSNBC, ESPN
it is easy to say and easy to spell

and anything with Bart & Homer can't be all bad

[-] 0 points by shooz (26667) 1 year ago

Or can it?

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (21780) 1 year ago

I got a kick out of that.

[-] 1 points by shooz (26667) 1 year ago

Me too.

It's good to know someone is fighting further media consolidation.

Now if only we could get some of it reversed.

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Time to reinstate the fairness doctrine that the FCC eliminated during the Reagan admin and preceded the rise of right wing radio talk shows, and repeal the fcc laws changed since then that allows Murdock to own all forms of media in a given market.

Good post