Lumps of coal from Kevin Martin's stocking for everybody!

Posted by Mitchell - December 7, 2006 (entry 499)

The FCC is busy spending this ostensibly slow holiday month in a number of really lousy actions. But there are a number of national activist campaigns to stop them.

One: Our friends at the Alliance for Community Media report that the FCC is trying to serve as the spearhead for the gutting of public access, which failed in Congress. The ACM website has all the details -- but act quickly, since the window for comment closes on December 13.

Two: The controversial merger of AT&T with Bellsouth is now subject to more controversy as Robert McDowell who has recused himself from the vote to approve the merger is now facing a request from Kevin Martin to unrecuse himself. This would suck royally (to borrow a phrase my sister uses) since AT&T would essentially have a free pass to start carving up serious chunks of the internet. Free Press has an online form ready; use it while you still can.

Three: The FCC fight over the FCC's controversial media ownership rule changes, is heating up with a star-studded hearing next week in Nashville. Commmon Cause has an action webpage where you can chime in today on the matter.

Take action today to stop the FCC from further ruining the media, and you too can have a very merry holiday season too.

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