Network blackout on news about FCC deliberations

Old Blog Import

Surprise, surprise: The TV networks that will benefit from the new FCC rules on media ownership have been keeping their viewers in the dark about the changes.

… to date, most network and cable news operations have all but ignored the story; a story their parent companies have taken extraordinary interest in and spent millions of dollars paying lobbyists to make a reality. And perhaps unsurprisingly, the two television news operations most reluctant to cover the FCC debate — CBS and Fox — are owned by the two media conglomerates with the most to gain from a lenient FCC ruling: Viacom and the News Corp.

Salon has been doing a good job on covering this issue.