Notes on the Atrocities
Like a 100-watt radio station, broadcasting to the dozens...

Wednesday, July 23, 2003  

I really didn't expect this:

The House voted yesterday to block the Federal Communications Commission from imposing rules that would allow the nation's biggest broadcasting companies to buy more television stations, setting up a potential showdown with the White House.

A bipartisan coalition pushed through the measure by attaching it to an appropriations bill to fund the Commerce, State, Justice departments and several agencies, including the FCC. The spending bill was approved by a vote of 400 to 21, despite a veto threat from the Bush administration and objections from the Republican House leadership.

I am shocked by the huge majority of congresspeople who voted for it. Bush can rattle his sword about vetoes, but he won't if he's looking down the barrel of a defeat this size.

Every now and again you just have to scratch your head and say, "Huh. Who'da thunk?"

posted by Jeff | 8:30 PM |
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