The news world is abuzz with word (as had been rumored for months now) that Michael K. Powell, chair of the FCC, is to resign. (News reposts here, here, and here.) If the pattern of past FCC commissioners holds, he'll probably take some high-paying executive position with some media conglomerate or join a lobby like the National Association of Bastards.
CMA has had some notable run-ins with Michael Powell, notably at CMA-organized protests in June 2003 and in December 2003. I don't think Powell has been in Chicago since then (gee, I can't imagine why?), but we're open to correction on this point. We came close to actually seeing him in Rapid City in May 2004, when he was actually in town, but he left town before we could ask him about some suspicious non-profit organizations.
Free Press has already launched a campaign to encourage the White House to appoint a quality public defender to the post.
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