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  •  Guess when the FCC stopped being the FCC ? (1+ / 0-)
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    I can tell you the exact date and why.
    November 20th, 1988

    This is when Colin Powell's brother was handed the job of Chairman of the FCC.

    Many things went wrong with the FCC during his time.  The biggest change was how one can own many, rather than many can own one.  

    This is when one opinion or agenda was repeated, across many different programs, masquerading as independent opinions.   Michael Powell opened the floodgates for clearchannel to own as many stations as they could afford.

    This was the beginning of the end of independent news.

    The other missing component to the FCC is how they do not have jurisdiction over pay television.

    Now that 90% of homes have pay television, we need to adjust the rules, and allow the FCC to play the missing part of "Umpire"

    Fox Television has too many stations.  

    " With religion you can't get just a little pregnant"

    by EarTo44 on Sun Jun 10, 2012 at 09:29:40 AM PDT

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    •  It was Powell's son, and it was 2001, not 1988. (1+ / 0-)
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      In 1988 the Chairman was Mark Fowler.

      Michael Powell was in there from 2001 to 2005.

      You may not be able to change the world, but at least you can embarrass the guilty.
      - Jessica Mitford

      by Swampfoot on Sun Jun 10, 2012 at 10:08:52 AM PDT

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      •  Oh my !!! Thank you for correction. (1+ / 0-)
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        I not only blew it with his "Son" not his Brother, but I went over an old article and incorrectly read it.  I skimmed it, for no reason, I was not in a rush.

        In fact, yes.  He was Powell's son, and he took the chairman job in 2001.

        Always happy to point it out when I made an error.

        Love the hive mind.

        " With religion you can't get just a little pregnant"

        by EarTo44 on Sun Jun 10, 2012 at 01:19:55 PM PDT

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