"The result would illustrate the real-world stakes of the Trump administration’s pursuit of dismantling regulations across government. The rollback at the F.C.C., a microcosm of the broader effort, pleases business interests and many Republicans who complain that regulators are heavy-handed and hostile in their approach. It raises alarms among free-speech advocates and many Democrats who say consumers suffer without aggressive oversight.How a Conservative TV Giant Is Ridding Itself of Regulation - The New York Times
“I worry that our democracy is at stake because democracy depends on a diversity of voices and competition of news outlets,” said Representative Frank Pallone Jr. of New Jersey, the top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
If Sinclair’s past is any guide, the changes for viewers could be profound."
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
How a Conservative TV Giant Is Ridding Itself of Regulation - The New York Times
Related recommended reading: Tim Wu's The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires