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Friday, November 9, 2007

LIVE from Town Hall: Cantwell, Inslee, Reichert urge FCC to slow down

We've just finished listening to video testimony from three federal officeholders: Senator Maria Cantwell, Representative Jay Inslee, and Representative Dave Reichert. All of them couldn't make it due to votes in Congress, and all of them urged the Federal Communications Commission to slow down and adopt a more thoughtful process for considering any changes to media ownership rules.

State Auditor Brian Sonntag is speaking now, demanding that the FCC value independent local ownership.

The audience continues to grow here as the auditorium fills with people.


Anonymous passionateJus said...

in unrelated news, check out 4204 -- the gap keeps closing although I doubt that there are enough votes in King County to make up the difference. Any ideas?

November 9, 2007 4:44 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

That's very interesting that Reichert made a statement against changing the ownership rules. It reminds me of that debate between Darcy and Reichert just over a year ago, when they asked him a question about the topic of media ownership, and he declined to answer the question 'cause he said he wasn't familiar with the topic. Nice to see that he can be on the right side on an issue occasionally. Or is it just that he understands how vulnerable he is, especially since Darcy's beating him in fundraising, so he needs to make himself seem more moderate than we all know he is?

November 9, 2007 11:19 PM  

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