Consumer Groups Lodge Complaint About FCC Studies
By John Eggerton -- Broadcasting & Cable, 9/11/2007 7:50:00 PM
Consumer groups officialy complained to the Federal Communications Commission about the 10 media-ownership studies it released as part of its ongoing review of its rules.
In a filing with the commission Tuesday, Free Press, Consumers Union and
Consumer Federation of America said the FCC's
peer reviews of the studies, as mandated by law, were insufficient and
tardy. They asked for additional peer reviews and additional time to study
The groups argued that the studies violate the Data Quality Act because they
cannot be reproduced and the peer review does not pass muster, and that they
violate OMB guildelines because the peer review was not released prior to the
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