Congress Yanks Powell's Tongue From Murdoch's Anus
Freedom of choice
Is what you've got
Freedom from choice
Is what you want--Mark Mothersbaugh, Gerald Casale
The House voted 400-21 today
to block Michael Powell's attempted handover of the broacasting systems of America to the fewest possible owners, which would no doubt have been quite friendly to Bush in the next election(more so than they are now, I mean).
Aww, looks like Rupert Murdoch won't be able to own all media on the planet Earth
after all. Yes, even the Bush administration can get too obvious and overconfident. From earlier:
The House began debate today on a spending measure that contains a provision that would overturn the new network ownership rule. Both supporters and critics of the rule say that the measure has broad bipartisan support and is likely to be approved this week. Because a Senate committee recently approved a similar measure by a broad bipartisan majority, the movement in the House increases the likelihood that Congress will reverse at least some key elements of the new media ownership rules adopted last month by the Federal Communications Commission. In recent days, the White House has publicly joined the debate, saying that advisers have recommended that President Bush veto the legislation if it is passed by both houses. Such a veto could be overridden by two-thirds of the voting members of the House and Senate...It was assumed that the House would defend the new rules and block any effort to change them. But that changed last week when 11 Republicans deserted their leaders to join with the 29 Democratic committee members to approve the measure in the legislation on the floor of the House tonight.
Darn! All these choices, they're so confusing...