Just received this from Robert McChesney:
>Today is a critical moment in the effort to roll back the FCC media ownership rules. Your voice is needed.
This afternoon, the House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 2799 to roll back one of the three ownership rules – the national television cap. Even if it passes, it is the rule with the least impact on media diversity. In short, it is not enough.
Congressmen Hinchey and Price will introduce an amendment to restore the crucial newspaper/broadcast cross-ownership ban. It is the most important ownership rule, and we need the phones to ring off the hook. Now.
Please visit http://www.mediareform.net/stopthefcc and use the information there to call your Representative. Ask him/her to support the Hinchey/Price amendment to HR 2799 to restore the Newspaper/Broadcast cross-ownership ban.
For more information on the legislation and the issue, go to www.mediareform.net. For more information about the amendment and its importance, read on.