O'Rielly Statement on Media Bureau's Guidance on Sharing Arrangements
Federal Communications Commission
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See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:March 12, 2014
Courtney Reinhard, 202-418-2013
Statement of Commissioner Michael O’Riellyon the Media Bureau’s New Guidance on
Sharing Arrangements and Contingent InterestsWashington, D.C. – Commissioner Michael O’Rielly issued the following statement today:
“I must disagree with the Media Bureau’s Public Notice issued today on both process and
substance. On process, the item appears to set forth a new policy and, therefore, should have
been voted by the Commission, rather than on delegated authority. Moreover, the issue of
delegation is a recurring and troubling one. On substance, this guidance presupposes the media
ownership item to be voted later this month and may deter future transactions that could increase
local news and other beneficial diverse programming for communities.”
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