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FCC Chief Tom Wheeler Is Five Sixths of a Superhero

Marty Kaplan | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

Ex-lobbyist Tom Wheeler's courage in battling deep-pocketed corporations on competition, open Internet, privacy, the digital divide, and robocalls transformed him in my mind from oligarch apologist to American Avenger. That's why I'm so bummed he won't use his superpowers to fight the super PACs.

Listeners Are Entitled to Know by Whom They Are Being Persuaded

Meredith McGehee | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics
Meredith McGehee

The torrent of unidentifiable, but generously funded spending on our elections unleashed by Citizens United decision is destined to grow in 2014 and beyond.

Hijacking Democracy

Timothy Karr | Posted 12.26.2012 | Media
Timothy Karr

Former Federal Communications Commissioner Michael Copps spoke Thursday about whether the media are strengthening our democracy -- or destroying it. His assessment -- after serving for more than a decade overseeing the industry -- is disturbing.

Broadcast Networks Wage Battle Over Political Ads

Reuters | Posted 09.10.2012 | Media

* Broadcasters seek court ruling before required to post ad contracts * Say new FCC rules would cause broadcasters "irreparable harm"...