Broadcasting & Cable is reporting that a stalemate is taking place which appears to be a lack of trust on the part of Martin in regards to what Tate will do.

A source is cited "close to the chairman's side of the negotiations, commissioner Tate, FCC chairman Kevin Martin’s fellow Republican, had not yet signaled her willingness to sign off on the merger"

The article goes on to say that that Martin doesn't want to vote on the enforcement issues until Tate votes for the merger, yet Tate won't vote for the merger until Martin votes for the fines...

These are the people running our government? Unbelievably childish!

[ Via Broadcasting & Cable ]