Democratic Federal Communications Commission member Michael Copps asked FCC chairman Kevin Martin to open an inquiry into News Corp.'s purchase of The Wall Street Journal.
The Wall Street Journal
In a letter to Martin Thursday (although they are only a few hallways from each other at the FCC), Copps said he is concerned that the $5.6 billion combination, which is not currently before the FCC for consideration, would result in control of a network and two of the nation's five largest newspapers by a single company and would result in the ownership of two newspapers and two TV stations in New York, the nation's top market.
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