PRESS: Tabloid King KO's Congress

Tabloid King KO's Congress

Last December, Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy helped push Congress into passing a provision that seemed to take dead aim at Rupert Murdoch. At the time, Murdoch was benefiting from temporary waivers of a Federal Communications Commission regulation that prohibits a firm from owning a newspaper and a TV station in the same community. The waivers allowed him to continue owning the Herald and WFXT-TV in Boston, and the New York Post and WNYW-TV in Manhattan. But the congressional measure urged by Kennedy forbade the FCC to extend the time period of the waivers that were then in effect. Kennedy said Murdoch...

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