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patrioticintellect Donating Member (490 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:49 AM
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Confronting the FCC
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AlertLurker Donating Member (877 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:18 AM
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1. Troubling, to say the least:
"There are a significant number of problems with these reports, including: the FCC's failure to reveal how it recruited individuals to conduct these studies; the agency's subsequent hiring of one of the authors to be its new chief economist (raising troubling questions regarding conflicts of interest); confusion over how the FCC decided to focus the research on its ten chosen topics; and serious mismanagement of the peer review process that is normally used to guarantee the scientific validity of the generated work. Adding insult to injury, the FCC's public comment period on the media ownership reports remains open, making yet another instance where the agency is moving forward without sufficiently consulting the public.



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