The Daily Stern
: FCC SIDES WITH CASTRO: Among all the absurd, meddling, and stupid rulings from the FCC lately, this one really takes the Twinkie: The FCC fined a station for making a phony phone call to the real Fidel Castro — and getting him on the line — but not following commission rules about getting permission to put the person on the air:
…the Cuban officials were not provided with notice that their conversations were to be broadcast prior to recording; and that Mr. Castro was only provided with notice of the station
: Frank Barnako, columnist and radio exec for CBS Marketwatch, is a fan and follower of blogs (as I learned over breakfast with him) and he writes about the blogging Lost Remote and I did of our industry conferences this week:
Coverage by Jarvis, Bergman and Safran was straight journalism, with none of the snarky comments so common in blogs. It appears all three were motivated by nothing more than the desire to prove they could do what they set out to do using a cell phone and a network connection. No financial backing, no overhead, and no wires.