Utne says FCC minority tackles big media

tn_copps.jpg tn_adelstein.jpg FCC commissioners Michael Copps, Jonathan Adelstein

Der Cuz spotted this laudatory article on the two minority members of the Federal Communications Commission in Utne Reader:

“Since President George W. Bush appointed (Michael) Copps in 2001 and (Jonathan) Adelstein in 2002, the two have become cult heroes to people who view the corporatization of media and telecommunications as a threat to democracy. Despite being in the minority on the commission, which is always weighted three to two in favor of the party controlling the White House, the two Democrats have consistently challenged the interests of big media on a body that has long been criticized for being too cozy with the corporate conglomerates it regulates.”