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MediaChannel | Michael Powell Lays an Egg

MediaChannel | Michael Powell Lays an Egg

Jonathan Rintels, on FCC Chairman Michael Powell, in

Now that a U.S. Court of Appeals has rightfully tossed out the Commission’s new rules that would have exponentially increased media concentration and consolidation — rules which Powell pushed through the FCC despite an overwhelming public outcry last year — his tenure as Chairman, which so many expected would lead to him becoming a star in Republican politics, may instead be his political swan song.

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