Kevin Martin’s Double Vision

by on December 19, 2007 · 2 comments

The Wall Street Journal today nailed FCC Chairman Kevin Martin today for yesterday’s two-step on ownership, easing ownership rules on newspapers, but imposing new ones on cable. The WSJ’s conclusion:

“Mr. Martin’s animus toward the cable business is by now a matter of public record, and yesterday’s action can only be understood as part of his personal campaign to make the industry’s life as hard as possible. The D.C. Circuit is almost certain to strike down this rule, as it did the last time. But by then there may be a fresh face as FCC Chairman, and the only winners will be the lawyers who billed the hours”.

Worth reading.

  • http://www.ikeelliott.typepad.com Ike Elliott

    Good post, Mr. Gattuso. Of course AT&T controls over 30% of the wireline consumer and business telecom markets in the US, but there are no market share caps there. Martin’s double-standard is showing again. More on my blog at http://ikeelliott.typepad.com/telecosm/2007/12/fcc-chair-mar-1.html

  • http://www.ikeelliott.typepad.com Ike Elliott

    Good post, Mr. Gattuso. Of course AT&T; controls over 30% of the wireline consumer and business telecom markets in the US, but there are no market share caps there. Martin’s double-standard is showing again. More on my blog at http://ikeelliott.typepad.com/telecosm/2007/12/

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