Ryan Blethen discusses the press, media and democracy. Daily Democracy is part of the Democracy Papers, a series of articles, essays and editorial opinion examining threats to our freedoms of speech and the press.
May 20, 2008 12:33 PM
Posted by Ryan Blethen
The Seattle Times editorialized today about the U.S. Senate passing a "resolution of disapproval," which would nullify a new media cross-ownership rule. The edit can be found here. The U.S. House of Representatives has yet to vote on a similar resolution, which was introduced by Reps. Jay Inslee, D-Bainbridge Island and Dave Reichert, R-Auburn.
There is a chance the House could move the resolution approved by the Senate to the House floor for a vote. This would be a welcomed development to speed up the process. The House will need a strong showing to ensure a enough votes to either make President Bush reconsider his pledge to veto any resolution that would roll back the Federal Communications Commission's media cross-ownership rule. Better yet, the House could get enough votes to override a veto.
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