Friday, September 22, 2006

2nd Secret FCC Study

"Another FCC study on the negative impacts of media consolidation came to light Monday after being buried at the agency for at least two years -- the second suppressed FCC ownership study to surface in as many weeks. It's clear that FCC's top brass are willing to deep-six any research that contradicts the media industry's pro-consolidation claims. A copy of the study is available at Although the study would have been the fifth of its kind since the 1996 Act -- which lifted national radio ownership caps -- it was never released, and no subsequent studies on the topic have been conducted. It only became public after a copy was leaked to the office of Sen. Barbara Boxer."

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