In Reversal, FCC Warns Against Sinclair-Tribune Merger
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FEATURING CRAIG AARON – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has cast doubt on an impending merger between Sinclair Broadcasting and Tribune Media. On Monday FCC chairman Ajit Pai unexpectedly announced that he had “serious concerns” about the nearly $4 billion deal. Mr Pai, who has overseen a pro-corporate agenda at the FCC that includes eviscerating net neutrality, may now hold a hearing on the deal.
His move comes just days after activists with organizations like Free Press delivered 600,000 signatures on a petition opposing the Sinclair-Tribune merger.
Craig Aaron, President and CEO of Free Press, and a leading advocate in the fight to preserve net neutrality. He is the editor of two books, Appeal to Reason: 25 Years of In These Times and Changing Media: Public Interest Policies for the Digital Age.