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FCC In Thrall To Zealots

“No more influential piece of the federal apparatus has been captured more effectively by the Republicans’ Christian right wing than the Federal Communications Commission,” writes Kurt Andersen in New York magazine. And, he says, “it has been running amok, mullah-like, throwing out old rules and precedents willy-nilly and making up new ones as it goes along.” Fortunately, he adds, the cavalry is on the way and it isn’t the American Civil Liberties Union. “No, the improbable free-speech white knights riding in for this battle are suits, members of the corporate Establishment, virtual and actual Republicans--the four big broadcast-television networks and their 800 local affiliates, who’ve joined forces to file a federal suit appealing the latest FCC rulings.”




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