F.C.C. Agrees to Talk to Sharpton About News Corp. Waiver

The Reverend Al Sharpton said the F.C.C. has agreed to meet him in Washington tomorrow at 11 a.m. to discuss his call to review the waivers granted to Rupert Murdoch that allow him to own more than one television station and newspaper in the same city.
The meeting comes on the heels of a Sharpton-led rally against a cartoon that ran in the Murdoch-owned New York Post depicting Barack Obama as a dead chimpanzee.
Murdoch ran a personal apology for the cartoon in the Post today.
Sharpton made the announcement he would meet with federal officials during a rally he held on the steps of City Hall this morning, where more than 100 activists and elected officials vented frustration with Murdoch’s empire.

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