Because media consolidation is such a good idea. Way to go, Team Obama!

Because media consolidation is such a good idea. Way to go, Team Obama!

Obama Administration Seeks to Strengthen Rupert Murdoch

Of course, as is consistent with Obama’s main policy arc, after winning, Obama neutralized the reform groups and quickly reverted to a model of policymaking that is slightly more pro-corporate than Bush’s. He appointed Genachowski, a law school classmate known as an intellectual and moral lightweight, to run the FCC, and ensured that Larry Summers in the White House would sideline any attempts to fight against media and telecom barons. Here’s the predictable outcome, in a Free Press filing.

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