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ClarkUSA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 09:15 PM
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23. Clinton II will continue to support media deregulation, of course -- as Clinton I did.
Edited on Thu Dec-06-07 09:15 PM by ClarkUSA
Read "Bill Clinton and Media Policy" for some hair-raising insights as to what a Clinton II administration will do.

Murdoch will not be disappointed:

According to Jeff Chester in his book Digital Destiny deregulation of the media was part of the plan early on with Clinton, who stated "we will
support removal of judicial and legislative restrictions on all types of telecommunications companies: cable, telephone, utilities, television and
satellite. Market forces replace regulations and judicial models that are no longer appropriate." This was not just rhetoric for Clinton, but a
mandate that was embodied with the passing of the 1996 Tele-Communications Act. Media Scholar Bob McChesney calls the 1996 Tele-Com
Act one of the most anti-democratic pieces of legislation passed in the 20th century.

http://www.mediamouse.org/features/061407bill_.php


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