A year long investigation into the practices of FCC Chairman Kevin Martin ended yesterday as the House Committee on Energy and Commerce released the report of their findings.  The report titled "Deception and Distrust" charged that Martin "manipulated, withheld or suppressed data, reports and information" from the four other Commissioners They had complained that he withheld information from them and then scheduled votes that did not give them enough time to study issues.  The Cable industry was particularly angry at Martin for pushing through a report on Al La Carte programming. The study found that Martin did not handle important Commission matters in an "open and trsnparent manner," as said that "Martin's heavy handed, opaque, and non collegial management style has created distrust, suspicion and turmoil among the five current Commissioners. The report stopped short of charging Martin with doing anything technically illegal..The  complete report is here...
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