Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Siegelman Censorhsip Update

Via Talking Points Memo, "FCC Commissioner Wants Probe of Siegelman 60 Minutes Blackout." Rueters reports:

FCC Commissioner Michael Copps said he had asked the chairman of the FCC to open an inquiry into the Feb. 24 incident at WHNT, a CBS affiliate in Huntsville, Alabama, in which civil rights footage from the 1960s was blacked out.

"The FCC now needs to find out if something analogous is going on here," Copps said at a luncheon with media watchdog groups. "Was this an attempt to suppress information on the public airwaves, or was it really just a technical problem?"

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