Media Minutes: January 6, 2006

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Media Minutes: January 6, 2006

Soldiers on leave from Iraq are ordered to talk up the occupation to local media, in apparent violation of anti-propaganda laws. FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein wants official scrutiny of TV station charity-promotions. Sony BMG proposes a settlement for hacking PCs with anti-piracy software. The FCC leaves indecency be in 2005. NPR favors conservative pundits over liberals. And a Fast Fact: the dangers of practicing journalism in 2005.

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