03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

FCC Member Calls for News Corp.-WSJ Inquiry

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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