Dean Joins The Big Media Backlash

Presidential contender Howard Dean apparently sees some political hay to be made in the recent backlash against the FCC’s attempt to further deregulate the American media industry. Dean “is making the message of the media reform movement part of his campaign–not just calling for overturning the FCC rules but also calling for breaking up existing media conglomerates.” Whether a president would actually have the ability to implement such a sweeping anti-corporate agenda is an open question, of course, but at the momentm Dean is the only candidate even talking about the issue.