(p.s. Does this mean the Current, instead of working diligently on next week's Year in Review dossier, will be phoning our very own `friendly Irish family` conglomerate `Times-Shamrock, in case you don't read the fine print in the front of our paper` to see if we can have a TV station for Christmas? You bet!)
So, whose fault is this, really? The daily papers, apparently, whose less-than-robust subscription roles have convinced the FCC that media competition is alive and well. (Still, no discussion of quality vs. quantity in the FCC's analysis of new-media winners and losers. Not the FCC's forte, perhaps). At any rate, read the news for yourself at fcc.gov, and should you wish to ask Congress to intervene, freepress.net will help you contact your lawmakers.
More tomorrow on the FCC's spoonful of sugar: rules purporting to make it easier for minorities and women to own broadcast outlets and to promote more local content.