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Obama plans to put govt bureaucrats in TV stations and newspaper offices to monitor their activities
| February 24, 2014
| Dan from Squirrel Hill
Posted on 02/25/2014 5:19:43 PM PST by grundle
Obama plans to illegally put government bureaucrats inside TV stations and newspaper offices to monitor their activities
Ajit Pai, a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, recently wrote the following in the Wall St. Journal:
Last May the FCC proposed an initiative to thrust the federal government into newsrooms across the country. With its Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs, or CIN, the agency plans to send researchers to grill reporters, editors and station owners about how they decide which stories to run.
the FCCs queries may be hard for the broadcasters to ignore. They would be out of business without an FCC license
why does the CIN study include newspapers when the FCC has no authority to regulate print media?
The Washington Examiner recently wrote:
The First Amendment says Congress shall make no law
abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press
But under the Obama administration, the Federal Communications Commission is planning to send government contractors into the nations newsrooms to determine whether journalists are producing articles, television reports, Internet content, and commentary that meets the publics critical information needs. Those needs will be defined by the administration, and news outlets that do not comply with the governments standards could face an uncertain future. Its hard to imagine a project more at odds with the First Amendment.
If the FCC goes forward, its not clear what will happen to news organizations that fall short of the new government standards. Perhaps they will be disciplined. Or perhaps the very threat of investigating their methods will nudge them into compliance with the administrations journalistic agenda. What is sure is that it will be a gross violation of constitutional rights.
posted on 02/25/2014 5:19:43 PM PST
Real nice newsroom ya got there. Darn shame if sumpin’ happened to it...
posted on 02/25/2014 5:21:20 PM PST
(Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
News comes a week late to squirrel, eh?
posted on 02/25/2014 5:22:29 PM PST
(The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
The government “researcher” says to rewrite this...
posted on 02/25/2014 5:27:11 PM PST
(My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
just how is a govt bureaucrat trained to know if journalists are, or aren’t, doing a good job?
and what effing business is it of theirs either way?
posted on 02/25/2014 5:28:43 PM PST
by Secret Agent Man
(Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
Decree Establishing The Reich Minister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda of 13 March 1933
A Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda is herewith established for the purpose of enlightening and propagandizing the population with regard to the policies of the Reich Cabinet and the national reconstruction of the German fatherland.
The chief of this agency has the title "Reich Minister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda."
The Reich Chancellor defines in detail the duties of the Reich Minister for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda.
In agreement with the other Reich Ministers concerned, he defines the duties which are transferred from their jurisdiction to that of the new Ministry. This will be done even in cases where the jurisdiction of the Ministries concerned is affected fundamentally.
Berlin, March 13, 1933
The Reich President VON HINDENBURG
The Reich Chancellor ADOLF HITLER
Collection of Documentary Evidence and Guide Materials Prepared by the American and British Prosecuting Staffs for Presentation before the International Military Tribunal at Nurnberg, Germany.
Volume IV page 652
posted on 02/25/2014 5:29:10 PM PST
(How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
If this ever happens, it will be a “Paul Revere” moment: TO ARMS!
posted on 02/25/2014 5:30:14 PM PST
(We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
“”News comes a week late to squirrel, eh?””
That’s for sure. It’s bad enough we have to suffer through stories like this the first time. We sure don’t need them recycled a week or two later to suffer through them again. Never fear; there will always be more stupid and ridiculous news coming along!
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posted on 02/25/2014 5:39:55 PM PST
(May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
Obama must have bought off half the congressional members and dug up a mound of manure on the other half. Their silence during this dicktatorial take-over has been deafening!
Forget impeaching the bunghole! Hang him! And hang Reid, Pelosi, McCain....and Jarret along with him. The rest can go to Gitmo.
In the vein of “we need more cowbell” we need more ROPE!
posted on 02/25/2014 6:37:48 PM PST
by ronnie raygun
(zippy the a##clown sez..............................)
Ketch ‘em. Chain ‘em. Drag ‘em around blacktop parking lots chained to pick ups for awhile. Castrate em. Send ‘em home.
posted on 02/25/2014 8:10:48 PM PST
(Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
They will be just “Monitors”. You know, just to make sure all is on the up and up. All that’s printed is fit. Cant have any pesky newsman stirring up the masses or upsetting the King and Queen.
And if a station strays off the path, the Monitors will be there to get their heads straight.
posted on 02/26/2014 4:55:07 AM PST
( Church/Caboose in 2016)
Better late than never. When history looks back on this, no one will care if some sources were late in reporting it.
posted on 02/26/2014 3:16:43 PM PST
Again, why does this surprise anyone? This is what the bastards that voted for him voted for. And this is only the beginning. If we , as a Nation,had the balls that the people of Venezuela had, we would take to the streets and raise holy hell. But the only thing the people here will take to the streets for is to use their ETB cards while waiting for slaughter day.
posted on 02/26/2014 3:35:03 PM PST
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