Fighting back against the media monopoly. The progressive advocacy group MoveOn.org is trying to get 100,000 signatures from people who oppose the FCC's decision last June to deregulate the media even more than it already had been (see "Don't Quote Me," June 6).
At stake: a proposal to allow the major broadcast networks to buy more local television stations, and to allow a single owner to control a newspaper, a television station, and a radio station in the same community.
MoveOn.org is looking for the signatures by this Wednesday so that it can present them at a news conference it is holding with two anti-deregulation senators, Republican Olympia Snowe of Maine and Democrat Byron Dorgan of North Dakota.
For more information, as well as instructions on how to sign the electronic petition, go to MoveOn.org's "Stop the FCC" page.