Analysis, Action, "State of the Union"

Posted by Scott - June 14, 2003 (entry 53)

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Analysis: Here's a piece from Free Press that deserves extra attention. It's the best procedural analysis I have found to date on how the legislative fight to reverse the FCC ownership rules will likely unfold - if we keep increasing the pressure.

Action: Contact Senate Commerce Committee member Illinois Senator Fitzgerald, House Commerce Committee member Illinois Rep. John Shimkus and other elected officials.

Once you've contacted your elected representatives, reward yourself and download Brian Boyce's "State of the Union" video, (2001, 2 min.). This is a brilliant little spoof of the public broadcasting children's show "Teletubbies" that I found on the DC Indymedia site. Programming broadcast to children has reached a new low. Starring G.W. Bush as "the sun". To view, link here and click on the fourth video from the top, then in the window that opens, RIGHT click on the "mpeg (19 mb)" option, select "save target as", select and open a folder to put it in and click "save" to download and view. Unless you have a high-speed Internet connection, this download may take some time, but it is well worth the wait! - (with audio).

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