Stop Big Media E-Action Alert: Tell the FCC you care about local media

How does this tie into labor? Check out my post on FreePress Action Network to see my point of view -> "Now Big Media can hurt workers better" (12/19/08) :

From the E-Mail box
Stop Big Media

Dear Joseph,

The FCC wants to hold TV stations accountable to the public. Don't let Big Media take away your right to know.

Take Action Now

Your local television stations want to keep you in the dark. The FCC has voted to make TV stations more accountable to their viewers by disclosing basic information about the ways they serve the public.

Seems simple, right? But there are many things that Big Media don’t want us to know. And their powerful lobbyists and lawyers in Washington are now suing the FCC to stop the new disclosure rules from going into effect.

Defend your right to know. Tell the commissioners that local media need to be more accountable to us.

Tell the FCC: Stand Up for the Public

In exchange for a promise to serve the public, Big Media giants get a free license to use our public airwaves and make billions. The new rules will help you monitor the media and make your voice heard. They require stations to form community advisory boards and have someone in the studio at all times for public safety alerts.

In addition, stations would have to post information on station ownership, educational and community programming, and public complaints on their Web sites. This information helps communities pressure stations to improve their programming -- and even challenge their licenses at the FCC if they’re not meeting local needs.

Big Media’s lawyers and lobbyists are fighting rules like these. They are telling the FCC that no one cares about how their stations do business.

Prove the Lobbyists Wrong: Tell the FCC You Care about Local Media

Don’t let Big Media pull the wool over our eyes. Tell the FCC not to back down.

Take action and then forward this e-mail to your friends.


Josh Stearns
Campaign Coordinator
Free Press

Take action on this important campaign at:

Tell your friends about this campaign at: http://free.convio.net/site/Ecard?ecard_id=1109

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