Sen. Feingold (D-WI) Takes On Media Consolidation And Payola
Feingold’s bill would give the FCC a mandate to pull the license of radio stations that use “cross-ownership of promotion services or venues” to muscle artists out of the market. It also closes a loophole in the FCC regulations covering “Payola” to ensure that radio station broadcasts are not improperly influenced by payments, whether directly or indirectly.

What Did Bob Woodward Know And When Did He Know It?
With the disclosure that Woodward discussed Valerie Plame with an unnamed White House staff member, the veteran newsman is now a player in the CIA Leak Scandal.

Prosecutor in Plame Case May Release Some Evidence to Media
The prosecutor in the CIA leak investigation offered a compromise that might give the news media access to some of the evidence against former White House aide I. Lewis Libby before his trial. This, of course, presumes that the media cares about stuff like evidence.

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