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  •  But radio and TV are different. Because of the (0+ / 0-)

    public ownership of the airwaves. See FCC act of 1933.

    •  It's who owns the content not who owns the (0+ / 0-)

      airwaves.  Fox News is broadcast over the same public airwaves as MSNBC and CNN.

      There is in the nature of things an unchangeable relation between rash counsels and feeble execution. -- Daniel Webster 1812

      by SimplyLeft on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 01:12:21 PM PST

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      •  No I sorry it is not. None of those stations are (1+ / 0-)
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        broadcast. they are sent via satellite. You have to be a cable subscriber to get them. We own the airwaves and lease them to broadcast networks. Satellite is privately owned and delivered through a dish or cable connection. Cable companies have agreements with local governments to allow cable company to operate in a locale.

        You make a really good point about media ownership and monopolies. But no serious monopoly prosecution has happened since the Carter years. If you are serious about breaking up big media than I am afraid you have the wrong President. Given the way the FCC operates Obama seems to like the staus quo and leans towards the side of the telecoms over the people.

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