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Editorial: Thumbs Down On FCC's Easing Of Media Ownership Rules

"The Federal Communications Commission has announced it will try again to undermine independent local journalism by weakening media-ownership rules," begins an editorial in The Seattle Times.

"That is not how the FCC describes loosening restrictions on cross-ownership of television stations and newspapers in the same market, but the public, Congress and the courts see it exactly so."

The FCC's move "tried to put a happy face on media consolidation that erodes news gathering and further denies access to ownership by minorities and women," the editorial continues.

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