Stop Media Consolidation
December 6, 2012
Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) held a news conference at 10:30 a.m. on their efforts to stop a Federal Communications Commission proposal that would weaken rules on cross ownership of newspapers, television and radio stations in the same media markets.
The FCC could issue an order on the rule change as early as January.
Sanders and Cantwell have opposed concentration of news outlets because it limits public access to unbiased information about important issues, limits independent voices, hurts local news and community affairs coverage, eliminates competition and discourages diversity in ownership.