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John Oliver, American Hero, Robocalls The FCC

By Julia Conley/Common Dreams

John Oliver once again zeroed in on an injustice perpetrated on the American people and is taking direct action - this time focusing his attention on robocalls and the Trump administration's refusal to combat them.

Oliver's unveiled on Last Week Tonight Sunday that his production team had set up an automated message that was programmed to dial the Federal Communications Commission every 90 minutes.

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Posted on March 12, 2019
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John Oliver, American Hero, Robocalls The FCC

By Julia Conley/Common Dreams
The HBO host said he had set up an automated message that will reach the FCC's offices every 90 minutes - the same kind of frequent robocall millions of Americans get daily.

Posted on March 12, 2019

Free Press To FCC: Revoke Sinclair's Licenses If They Lied To You

By Free Press
Agency's administrative law judge notes that "providing false statements to the Commission has been a basis for license revocation since the inception of the Communications Act in 1934."

Posted on March 5, 2019

The Revolving Door Between Media And Government Spins Again With CNN's Hiring Of Sarah Isgur Flores

By Michael Socolow/The Conversation
With jobs at the Republican National Committee and on numerous Republican campaigns, Isgur was a reliable purveyor of administration spin.

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