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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.

Kevin Martin Resigns As FCC Chief, Heads To Aspen Institute

FT | Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson | Posted 06.13.2013 | Media

Kevin Martin is to step down as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission to join the Aspen Institute, a non-profit leadership organisation, t...

FCC Chair Kevin Martin Cancels Vote On Free, Porn-Free Internet

Wall Street Journal | Fawn Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON -- Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin on Friday evening canceled next week's meeting at which the commission was sched...

Companies Win, Consumers Lose in McCain's Tech Plan

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Brodsky

McCain's internet policy is the product of a team of advisors that gives lip service to consumers, but when the rubber meets the road, it's the corporations that get most of the goodies.

FCC Anti-Comcast Decision is Pro-Business, Pro-Competition and Pro-Growth

Jerry Weinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Weinstein

Last Friday the FCC bared its teeth. finding that the nation's largest cable company had practiced discriminatory network practices -- throttling file-sharing traffic -- and did so with a lack of disclosure.

The FCC Set To Give The Net An Unlikely Victory

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Brodsky

A new era for the Internet could begin on Aug. 1, when the FCC is expected to decide that Internet users have rights under the communications law.

After Losing Janet Jackson Battle, FCC Extends Its Misguided Policies into TV Product Placement Review

Jack Myers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jack Myers

Unless the TV industry is permitted to stretch some boundaries in this new media environment, local TV news will quickly follow newspapers into the economic doldrums.

FCC Suddenly Relevant As It Approaches 74th Birthday

New York Sun | Harold Furchtgott-Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Tomorrow marks the 74th anniversary of the Communications Act of 1934, the legal framework for federal regulation of all manner of communications thro...

FCC Chief "Defiant," Refuses To Delay Consolidation Vote

Los Angeles Times | Jim Puzzanghera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Facing growing criticism of his agenda and tactics, a defiant Kevin J. Martin, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, refused senators' re...

FCC Lifts 32-Year Old Consolidation Ban, Allows Broadcasters To Own Newspapers

AP | John Dunbar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Federal Communications Commission, overturning a 32-year-old ban, voted Tuesday to allow broadcasters in the nation's 20 largest media markets to ...

FCC Expected To Approve Proposal Allowing Broadcasters To Own Newspapers

AP | John Dunbar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Despite intense political pressure, the Federal Communications Commission is expected to approve a proposal Tuesday that will allow broadcasters in th...

FCC Chief Martin Defends His Case For Consolidation

AP/Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The nation's top communications regulator Wednesday denied that his proposed media ownership rule has a major loophole that would allow newspapers and...

"Lone Operator" Martin The FCC's New Punching Bag

Los Angeles Times | Jim Puzzanghera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Critics usually blame Martin, a soft-spoken Republican known as a political tactician who has accomplished the rare feat of being criticized by all fo...

Congress Investigating FCC Chair Martin For "Abuse Of Power"

Los Angeles Times | Jim Puzzanghera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Two key House lawmakers announced Monday that they were investigating the Federal Communications Commission, accusing its chairman of "possible abuse ...

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...