FCC Media Deregulation

American Voices ISSUE 39•23 Jun 18, 2003

The FCC has eased restrictions on same-city ownership of newspapers and TV stations, freeing media conglomerates to create local monopolies. What do you think?

  • “Yeah? Well, if this is such a big problem, why aren't we hearing more about it on the news?”

    Mitch Ahearn –
    Auto Mechanic

  • “I'd be greatly worried, were it not for Clear Channel's proven track record as a passionate and responsible guardian of the values of the Fourth Estate.”

    Karen Syms –
    Homemaker

  • “Oh, crap. Now, both my local papers will carry Hagar The Horrible.”

    Kris Eccles –
    Cashier

  • “Hold on–does Chomsky know about this? Because, man, oh, man, is he ever gonna hit the roof.”

    Ken Pierce –
    Systems Analyst

  • “I'd be concerned about how this will affect the radio airwaves, but, fortunately, I'm a huge Pink fan.”

    Mindy Roberts –
    Physical Therapist

  • “Shhh. TV's on.”

    Richard Powers –
    Investment Banker