Stop the Fox News takeover!

Here are some of the points you can make when drafting your personalized message:

  • I call on the FCC to reject any relaxation whatsoever on TV-newspaper cross-ownership rules.

  • I call on the FCC to reject any new waiver to ownership limits.

  • In the event a waiver is adopted, it must exclude the top 5 TV stations in a given market and not just the top 4 to stop the largest media empires in the country from further expanding their ownership of key news sources and undermining media diversity.

  • The FCC's mandate is to protect media diversity, not drown it -- I expect you to honor that mandate.

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Posted: 2 January 2013
The government is about to change the rules to allow Fox News to expand its empire! The plan could be approved at any moment, so we need to act now to stop it.

The owner of Fox News, Rupert Murdoch, is gearing up to buy the Chicago Tribune and the L.A. Times to corrupt our democracy with more of his right-wing propaganda. Until now, federal law didn’t allow someone who owns a television station to also buy a newspaper in the same market. Unbelievably, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is thinking of creating an exception to the rule that would let Murdoch sneak through.

The FCC has tried this twice before, only to be stopped by public backlash. Let’s stop them again. Use the tool on the right to send a message to the FCC right now before they vote to give Murdoch more power.

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