Good news on the media consolidation front

Posted by Pierre Igot in: Society
September 16th, 2003 • 11:29 pm

Voice of America reports that a number of Republicans have defied the veto threat of US President George W. Bush and voted to repeal the new media ownership rules that were predicted to lead to further media consolidation and a decline in the diversity of viewpoints and perspectives.

I am sure that this doesn’t mean that the battle is over (the Chair of the FCC is unrepentant), but it’s good news nonetheless. Obviously there are a number of Republicans that are not completely fooled by the Bush administration rhetoric and bullying approach. Now, if only this could extend to the international front…

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