Daily Archives: June 26, 2004

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?Fahrenheit 9/11? ban? Ads for Moore?s movie could be stopped on July 30

24 June 2004 | The Hill by Alexander Bolton Michael Moore may be prevented from advertising his controversial new movie, ?Fahrenheit 9/11,? on television or radio after July 30 if the Federal Election Commission (FEC) today accepts the legal advice of its general counsel. At the same time, a Republican-allied 527 soft-money group is preparing to file a complaint against Moore?s film with the FEC for violating campaign-finance law. In a draft advisory opinion placed on the FEC?s agenda for today’s meeting, the agency?s general counsel states that political documentary filmmakers may not air television or radio ads referring to […]

Court Overrules FCC’s Pro-Big Media Rules

Court rejects FCC ownership rules in historic victory! June 25, 2004 | FreePress.net On June 24, 2004, a federal appeals court overturned the FCC’s dramatic loosening of media ownership rules, handing the public a historic victory. The court’s ruling sends the FCC?s controversial rules — which relaxed the limits on newspaper, TV, and radio ownership — back to the drawing board. The decision is a tremendous victory for media diversity, localism, and for the general public, including the millions of citizens who have been writing, e-mailing and calling the FCC and Congress to protest the FCC’s caving in to Big […]