Monday, May 7, 2012

Blog title...Tell the FCC: Enforce the law. Revoke the broadcast licenses held by Rupert Murdoch's media empire.

Dear Friend,

FOX News' parent company, News Corporation, is embroiled in a phone hacking scandal that has shone a spotlight on the detestable practices its owner, Rupert Murdoch, promotes as journalism.

The ever-growing scandal has shut down one newspaper, led to multiple arrests and numerous resignations in the UK, and an FBI investigation into allegations that News Corp. staff may have sought to hack the voicemail of victims of 9/11 and their families in the US.

And now a committee in the UK parliament has issued a report blasting both Rupert Murdoch and his son James (also an executive at News Corp.) for their complicity in the scandal, concluding that Rupert Murdoch is "not a fit person to exercise stewardship of a major international company."

It's time for the FCC to take action. The law requires that the FCC consider the "character" of media owners when deciding whether to grant, deny or revoke a broadcast license.

I just signed a petition telling the FCC to enforce the law and revoke the broadcast licenses held by Rupert Murdoch's media empire.

I hope you do, too. You can find out more information and easily sign the petition at the link below.

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