Commissioner Statements on Court Striking Down FCC Efforts to Relax Media Ownership Rules

Submitted by Todd Urick on Mon, 09/23/2019 - 23:43

 

In November 2017 the Republican-led FCC voted to eliminate rules that had been in place more than 40 years restricting cross-ownership of newspapers and TV stations in the same market.  This Monday, in a 2-1 decision, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals told the FCC that "did not adequately consider the effect its sweeping rule changes will have on ownership of broadcast media by women and racial minorities."  The Third Circuit has rejected this or part of this type of deregulation for the fourth time.  The FCC Commissioners weighed-in on the verdict:

COMMISSIONER GEOFFREY STARKS CALLS ON FCC TO FINALLY COMMIT TO MEDIA OWNERSHIP RULES WITH A FOCUS ON DIVERSITY. DOC-359805A1.pdf 

COMMISSIONER CARR'S STATEMENT ON THIRD CIRCUIT COURT DECISION. DOC-359807A1.pdf 

STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER MICHAEL O'RIELLY ON THIRD CIRCUIT COURT DECISION.  DOC-359806A1.pdf 

CHAIRMAN PAI STATEMENT ON THE THIRD CIRCUIT'S MEDIA OWNERSHIP DECISION. by STMT.  DOC-359794A1.pdf 

COMMISSIONER JESSICA ROSENWORCEL STATEMENT ON THIRD CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEAL'S MEDIA OWNERSHIP DECISION. DOC-359797A1.pdf