Chairman Pai has just announced a plan to waive media-ownership rules for Fox and allow the Murdoch family to control even more TV stations and newspapers in the New York City market.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is hellbent on doing as much damage as possible before the Biden administration takes office. And that includes doling out one last favor for Rupert Murdoch.
Fox asked the Trump FCC to permanently waive a restriction that limits Foxs TV station and newspaper ownership in the New York City market where the company already owns two local-television stations and one local newspaper. This move would make Foxs ownership of WWOR, WNYW and the New York Post permanent despite the agencys own rules that prohibit one company from controlling this many broadcast stations and newspaper outlets in a given market.
Chairman Pai is trying to quickly push this Fox request through the FCC, allowing for public comment only until Dec. 4.
So while Trump is posturing about how bad FOX News is, in reality he's doing them a BIG favor. What do you think he's going to expect in return? What a platform he will have for that 2024 run of his, as a frequent guest or just for their endless amplification of his every tweet.
FreePress.net put out an alert and petition this last week.
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