400-21…good thing Powell hit those three extra points

What an ass-kicking. Michael Powell won’t be able to sit down for a month.

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation today to block a new rule supported by the Bush administration that would permit the nation’s largest television networks to grow bigger by owning more stations.

The vote, which was 400 to 21, sets the stage for a rare confrontation between the Republican-controlled Congress and the White House, because there is strong support in the Senate for similar measures, which seek to roll back last month’s decision by the Federal Communications Commission to raise the limit on the number of television stations a network can own. The F.C.C. has ruled that a single company can own television stations reaching 45 percent of the nation’s households, but the House measure would return the ownership cap to 35 percent.

Looks kinda veto proof, don’cha think?

TBogg

TBogg

Yeah. Like I would tell you....