CBS-CNET-Dish Dustup Plays Part In Media Ownership Debate

The recent CBS-CNET dustup -- in which CBS forbid CNET to give an award to Dish's Hopper, creating a controversy still playing out in the press -- "may have also blown to bits broadcasters' best chance for looser media ownership rules at the Federal Communications Commission," writes Katy Bachman. Opponents of looser rules are saying things like "The editorial meddling by CBS in CNET's activities goes directly to the heart of why the commission has media ownership rules in the first place,"

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