FCC Enables Faster Media Consolidation as Pro-Trump Sinclair Group Seizes Even More Local Stations

    <a href="http://www.democracynow.org/2017/10/26/fcc_eliminates_rules_preventing_media_consolidation"><img alt="_s2_fcc_allows-media-consolidation" src="https://www.democracynow.org/images/story/73/39173/w320/_S2_FCC_allows-media-consolidation.jpg" style="float:right; padding-left:5px;" /></a>A major decision by the Federal Communications Commission Tuesday eliminated a decades-old rule that ensures community residents can have a say in their local broadcast TV station. This comes as the <span class="caps">FCC</span> announced plans Wednesday to abolish long-standing media ownership rules. Opponents say these changes will accelerate media consolidation, allowing massive corporate media companies, such as the right-wing Sinclair Broadcast Group, to buy up and control even more local stations. We speak with Andy Kroll, senior reporter at Mother Jones magazine, whose story in their new issue is titled &#8220;Ready for Trump TV? Inside Sinclair Broadcasting&#8217;s Plot to Take Over Your Local News.&#8221;

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