Michael Powell — Sleazy C#&$!$#!ER!
Colin Powell is a great American. Unfortunately, his idiot bastard son Michael should be rendered to Uzbekistan for waterboarding, shock therapy and stress postures.
Colin’s Twisted Offspring left the FCC almost two years ago, but his trail of slime will be with us for a long time. When he was head of the FCC, Powell ordered a study to determine whether consolidating the media into fewer and fewer companies would have a detrimental effect on local news coverage.
Powell was hoping the study would confirm his pre-conceived idea that consolidated media ownership doesn't affect local news coverage. The study was done by two of the FCC’s own economists.
OOPS! Instead, they found that local ownership of TV stations adds five and a half minutes of total news coverage to a typical broadcast. Local news coverage is indeed jeopardized when the media is consolidated into fewer and fewer hands.
Powell’s response was straight out of the Bush/Cheney handbook: he suppressed the report and ordered all copies of it destroyed. Slippery Son of a Bitch.
The FCC is still planning to go ahead with their plan of having more news coverage being controlled by fewer and fewer CEOs. But they are accepting comments from the general public. (How big of them.)
If you’re against the idea of having even fewer people control what you see and hear, please click here and let the FCC know.