Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) wrote Federal Communications Commission Kevin Martin saying that adopting new localism requirements would be a "stealth enactment of the Fairness Doctrine." "It is clear," Boehner said in a statement, "that the commission is proposing no less than a sweeping takeover by Washington bureaucrats of broadcast media." Elsewhere on the localism pen-pal front, a group of conservative organizations including Grover Norquist's Americans for Tax Reform, the Christian Coalition and Citizens United wrote Martin to say that they were "deeply concerned" by the proposals.
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