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.