FCC Proposes Relaxing TV/Newspaper Cross-Ownership Ban (one more time ...)

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FCC Proposes Loosening TV/Newspaper Cross-Ownership Ban...Again - 2012-11-14 22:20:10 | Broadcasting & Cable

From the article:

"According to commission sources, FCC chairman Julius Genachowski has circulated a media ownership order that loosens the newspaper/TV cross-ownership ban in the top 20 markets and gets rid of the ban on radio/TV cross-ownership and radio/newspaper cross-ownership." ...

I am suspicious about this proposal. If AM, FM, TV and Newspapers in the same community are allowed to be owned by the same business (with a single point of view) that "problem" will soon be "discovered" and the only way to resolve it would be to reinstate The Fairness Doctrine.