Opposition to Modify Cross-Ownership Swift & Strong

FCC Chairman Martin's plan to relax cross-ownership rules is drawing a lot of heat, both in Congress and from consumer groups.
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FCC Chairman Martin’s plan to relax cross-ownership rules is drawing a lot of heat, both in Congress and from consumer groups.

Even if the chairman’s ambitious vote timetable is delayed, rhetoric against it may be hard to dampen now that the 2008 presidential campaign is in full swing.

We reported on the plan last week. An account in the Los Angeles Times includes the history of the commission’s attempts to loosen the rules.

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