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FCC May Give Murdoch a Very Merry Christmas

Bill Moyers | Posted 02.04.2013 | Media
Bill Moyers

All indications are that Murdoch has his eye on two of the last remaining big newspapers in America -- the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times.

Gender Slurs: Why What Rush Limbaugh Said Is So Damning to Women

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.13.2012 | Media
Sarah O'Leary

Rush Limbaugh's use of "slut" and "prostitute" was a textbook example of how horrifically damning gender slurs are, and why such forms of abuse deserve swift and serious action.

An Indecent Piety

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

Our current global dilemma over the criminalization of the lives of LGBT people and the subjugation of women are the results when the church kicks justice and compassion to the curb.

Media Consolidation: Bad for Democracy and Not Even Entertaining

Lowell Peterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lowell Peterson

The members of the Writers Guild of America, East see first-hand what happens when too few entities control too much of what the American public watches and listens to, both in the entertainment realm and in news.

What Sotomayor Could Mean for Network Neutrality and the First Amendment

Marvin Ammori | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marvin Ammori

Here's the question I'd ask Sotomayor: Please tell us about the free speech rights of media, telephone, and cable companies. That is, do their rights trump the rights of citizens and users of media?

The Media Shopoholic Strikes Again

Marvin Kitman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marvin Kitman

Whenever Murdoch is depressed, my studies over the years as a media pathologist find, he has what he calls "an expansionist lunge." And when he's in one of them he can't be outbid.

FCC Chairman Defends Media Ownership Rules

AP | JOHN DUNBAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Republican chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is disputing Democratic assertions that a new rule loosening restrictions on media ow...

FCC Proposes Greater Media Consolidation

Stephen Lendman | ZNet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

On October 17, FCC chairman Kevin Martin proposed lifting the 1975 media cross-ownership rule that forbids a company from owning a newspaper and telev...

Even GOP Reacts Harshly To "Misguided" And "Harmful" FCC Chair Proposal

Financial Times | Stephanie Kirchgaessner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill are seeking to rein in Kevin Martin, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission who is seeking to expa...

FCC Chief Proposes Corporate Ownership, Media Consolidation In NYT Op-Ed

New York Times | Kevin Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In many towns and cities, the newspaper is an endangered species. At least 300 daily papers have stopped publishing over the past 30 years. Those news...