Friday, June 06, 2003

Old newspapermen faced gunshots but not consolidation

This interesting commentary places the FCC's rules on media ownership restrictions in context with reference to Virginia John Moncure Daniel, the subject of the book "Pen of Fire," and who "fought several duels and died in Richmond in March 1865 after being wounded in a duel with the treasurer of the Confederacy." The commentary concludes: "Good thing John Moncure Daniel wasn't around; I am sure he would have shown up and challenged FCC Chairman Michael Powell to a duel."

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