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  •  The problem is that the media market (0+ / 0-)

    has changed in ways that make the FCC much less relevant.

    The FCC can regulate over-the-air broadcasting because, under Federal law, the radio frequency spectrum is public property. Cable and satellite networks are not.

    There is no way to allow for government regulation of private networks without running foul of the 1st Amendment.

    --Shannon

    "It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees." -- Emiliano Zapata Salazar
    "Dissent is patriotic. Blind obedience is treason." --me

    by Leftie Gunner on Mon Jul 04, 2011 at 09:28:33 AM PDT

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