To FCC Chairman Pai and Commissioners Carr and O’Rielly:

Fox’s request to permanently waive media-ownership restrictions for itself in the New York City market is unacceptable. This move would allow Fox to permanently own WWOR, WNYW and the New York Post — despite FCC cross-ownership limits that clearly prohibit one company from controlling this many broadcast stations and newspaper outlets in a given market.

Throughout the last 4 years, the FCC has ignored its mandate to increase competition and diversity on the airwaves and provide more opportunities for local voices. Instead the agency has put industry interests before those of the public.

We are calling on the FCC to do its job and put the public first. Do not give even more media handouts to Fox Corp. and the Murdoch family.

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    Tell the FCC: Handouts to Fox and the Murdoch Family Are Not in the Public Interest

    Tell the FCC: Handouts to Fox and the Murdoch Family Are Not in the Public Interest

    FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is hellbent on doing as much damage as possible before the Biden administration takes office. And that includes doling out one last favor for Rupert Murdoch.

    Fox asked the Trump FCC to permanently waive a restriction that limits Fox’s TV station and newspaper ownership in the New York City market — where the company already owns two local-television stations and one local newspaper. This would make Fox’s ownership of WWOR, WNYW and the New York Post permanent — despite the agency’s own rules that prohibit one company from controlling this many broadcast stations and newspaper outlets in a given market.

    Chairman Pai’s eagerness to quickly push this decision through the FCC means he’s allowing for public comment only until Dec. 8. He’s hoping that this big-media handout will fall under the radar during the holiday season. But we’re here to make sure that doesn’t happen.

    Sign our petition and make it clear to Chairman Pai that handouts to Fox and the Murdoch family are not in the public interest.