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Obama Weighs in on Media Ownership

He joins an arena already occupied by Sens. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D. and Trent Lott, R-Miss. as well as Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., in opposing FCC Chairman Kevin Martin’s hopes to relax key rules and wrap up the ownership proceeding by the end of the year.
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Democtratic pesidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois entered the ownership fray this week.

He joins an arena already occupied by Sens. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D. and Trent Lott, R-Miss. as well as Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., in opposing FCC Chairman Kevin Martin’s hopes to relax key rules and wrap up the ownership proceeding by the end of the year.

Obama urged the chairman to slow down.

In a letter, he called on Martin to reconsider his timeline, complete the localism study and create an independent review panel to develop proposals to further enhance broadcast ownership diversity efforts.

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