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Friday, November 9, 2007

Media Matters

posted by on November 9 at 13:36 PM

Before you go to tonight’s FCC hearing at Town Hall—4pm-11pm, 1119 Eighth Avenue—to speak truth to power, drop science, and make it plain about FCC Chairman Kevin Martin’s ill-considered proposal to lift prohibitions against cross ownership in the media—check out Reclaim the Media’s primer on the issues.

Martin gave little notice for the meeting (it was announced last week). Don’t let his attempt to short circuit turn out work. See you after work.

UPDATE: Governor Gregoire is testifying at 4:15. The Governor? Man, the last time I went to one of these FCC hearings it was mostly just a bunch of activists—one dressed up in a cardboard TV box. Sounds like tonight’s going to be a deal.

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Am I mistaken or is this the FIRST announcement of the FCC hearing on Slog?

Posted by DOUG. | November 9, 2007 1:57 PM

For more prep, you can download Hollow Earth Radio/Reclaim the Media's FCC public hearing workshop from last night here:

Posted by Levislade | November 9, 2007 2:09 PM

Don't mess with the cardboard, man.

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 9, 2007 3:12 PM

Yes Doug, you are mistaken, announced it last week:

It's also in this week's paper:

Posted by Josh Feit | November 9, 2007 3:18 PM

Yeah, last time I tried to go to city hall for a public hearing I was locked out.

Of course, it was just a police accountability hearing and nobody else in Seattle seems to give two shits about that besides me.

Posted by Packratt | November 9, 2007 3:30 PM

Um, packrat, the FCC hearing is at Town Hall.

If you go to City Hall looking for this, you probably will be locked out - again.

Posted by COMTE | November 9, 2007 3:47 PM

Hey, there's live coverage at

Posted by Levislade | November 9, 2007 3:59 PM

Sheesh, how many halls does Seattle really need?

Thanks for the info, comte.. I woulda looked silly standing around in a cardboard box.

Um, well, maybe not.

Posted by Packratt | November 9, 2007 4:16 PM

do the 70, 71, 72, 73 go by there? i don't go downtown much.

Posted by from east of miss | November 9, 2007 4:28 PM

@ 9:

you can walk there from the bus tunnel -go east up spring or seneca to 9th or something. if you get to virginia mason, go back west.

Posted by max solomon | November 9, 2007 4:34 PM

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