Sens. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D) and Trent Lott (R-Miss.) have joined forces urging the FCC’s chair Kevin Martin not to approve further media consolidation. Dorgan and Lott pledged to introduce a “resolution of disapproval” — a rarely used legislative veto of bad regulations — if the FCC continued to ignore public input and proceed with consolidation by the end of December.
“If the FCC proceeds on the schedule it is planning, it will be a big mistake,” Dorgan said. “It’s clear the concentration of media ownership that has already taken place has not been good for our country. I’m confident any plan to allow additional concentration of media ownership will be rejected.”
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