Senate votes to repeal new…

Senate votes to repeal new media ownership rules

The Senate approved a resolution Tuesday to repeal media ownership rules critics say could lead to a wave of mergers and ultimately stifle diversity and local viewpoints in news and entertainment.

Defying a White House veto threat, the Senate voted 55-40 to undo changes to Federal Communications Commission regulations governing ownership of newspapers and television and radio stations. Those rules already have been placed on hold by a federal appeals court

This is a HUGE victory. Hundreds of thousands of people faxed, emailed, and called their legislators. People from all across the political spectrum. Entrenched interests got a wake-up call from the populace.

This is one more indication the Bush Administration is losing their grip on power. Six months ago they could have blocked this from happening. Today, they no longer have the clout.