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  •  and the public is allowed to comment (0+ / 0-)

    and file complaints.  The right wing was able to use the complaint and public comment process to their advantage back during the 80's when the FD was dismantled.

    It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. ~ Aristotle

    by Betty Pinson on Thu Jun 09, 2011 at 02:32:15 PM PDT

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    •  How did the right use the comment process (0+ / 0-)

      in the renewal cycle to its advantage?

      And when was the last time that the FCC denied a renewal application?  On what grounds did the FCC deny renewal?

      To my knowledge, there has not been an FD-based renewal denial since Red Lion. Renewal denials have been few and far between. Those that have occurred usually involve matters like the running of rigged contests, convictions of licensee principals for drug offenses or for the possession of child pornography, or misrepresentation or lack of candor in FCC filings. The catastrophic RKO renewals that date back about 30 years were doomed by lack of candor.

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