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Obama Administrationís Plan to Study Newsrooms Is Drawing Plenty of Public Opposition
The Blaze ^ | 2/19/2014 | Fred Lucas

Posted on 02/19/2014 5:18:47 PM PST by Beave Meister

A plan by the Federal Communications Commission to study how news organizations select stories has prompted about 10,000 people to sign a petition saying “no government monitors in newsrooms.”

That’s according to the American Center for Law and Justice, which announced the petition Wednesday and said it reached that number within the first two hours.

The agency announced a Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs last year, explaining that it wanted to understand the process of which stories are selected, station priorities, content production, populations served, perceived station bias, and perceived percent of news dedicated to each of the “critical information needs” (CINs) in a community, Fox News reported.

Obama Administrations Plan to Study Newsrooms Is Drawing Plenty of Public Opposition

In the light of the setting sun President Barack Obama speaks about drought while on a farm in Los Banos, Calif., Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. But Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the ACLJ, a conservative legal group, worries it could be used to intimidate certain news organizations into covering issues that government officials feel are important.

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WTF.....I can not wait until the day when I wake up and O-numbnuts is no longer my President.
1 posted on 02/19/2014 5:18:47 PM PST by Beave Meister
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To: Beave Meister

HE HAS NEVER BEEN A PRESIDENT ANDSUREASEFF AINT MINE


2 posted on 02/19/2014 5:23:09 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Beave Meister

The Obamikado - I’ve Got a Little List

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b_gmO7AJS4


3 posted on 02/19/2014 5:25:20 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Beave Meister

The DemocRATS aren’t so cool. The Nazis did this too. All police states do it.


4 posted on 02/19/2014 5:28:38 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (As government expands, liberty contracts. - President Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: Beave Meister
I can not wait until the day when I wake up and O-numbnuts is no longer my President.

I hope you're a young man.

5 posted on 02/19/2014 5:29:08 PM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Beave Meister

This is an old leftist plan to instill censorship on the news media (esp. print and radio talk shows), that has been ressurected by the Obamie commies. It seems to be part of the marxist created “Net Neutrality” control mechanism of conservative media forums.

The “Critical Needs in a Community” is a code for “you must cover the black and Hispanic neighbors/news “whether you want to or not. It is an old news-monitoring technique the Left created to cut into the news that a paper/radio show or even a tv show wants to present. It will be “either you cover these topics or else the FCC will take away your broadcast license”.

Where I come from, this is just another form of government censorship and a totalitarian, Gestapo-like tactic. But then again, that’s Obama and Holder summed up in one sentence.


6 posted on 02/19/2014 5:34:13 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Beave Meister

“Easy, citizen, I don’t want to spy on you, I just want to study you a little. Here, let me go through your pockets. If you’ve done nothing wrong you’ve nothing to fear.”


7 posted on 02/19/2014 5:37:10 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Beave Meister
used to intimidate certain news organizations into covering issues that government officials feel are important.

Or to not cover issues those officials do not "feel" are important enough.

8 posted on 02/19/2014 5:38:44 PM PST by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: Beave Meister

WTF.....I can not wait until the day when I wake up and O-numbnuts is no longer my President.

He will be called Supreme Leader that day


9 posted on 02/19/2014 5:39:09 PM PST by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: Beave Meister

......to ensure that the great leader and his schemes are portrayed only in the very best light yes.....

studying news organizations select stories ....not so much


10 posted on 02/19/2014 5:39:52 PM PST by MeshugeMikey (Where are The Weapons Of Mass Global Climate Change Destruction?)
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To: Beave Meister

Not so sure he will let them take it from him in January 2017. He is more (self) important than you, me or the constitution.


11 posted on 02/19/2014 5:41:18 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: grobdriver

the fairness doctrine was an abject failure

this is to ensure there will be no such failures.... in the future

the long arm of the lawless...reaching out to stay in TOUCH with the community


12 posted on 02/19/2014 5:41:53 PM PST by MeshugeMikey (Where are The Weapons Of Mass Global Climate Change Destruction?)
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Its easy to know how they select stories
Embarrasses democrats: bury
Embarrasses republicans: 24/7 for 6 to 8 months


13 posted on 02/19/2014 5:43:43 PM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Beave Meister

And Ukrainian style riots will be coming to your town soon. Don’t be caught without a Molotov Cocktail launcher.


14 posted on 02/19/2014 5:44:38 PM PST by jetson
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To: Beave Meister

Wouldn’t it be ironic if the second shot heard around the world was fired in a news room at a FCC regulator? (After blindly supporting the pResident.) I am being serious about a shot being fired. This is purely a soviet style tactic and deserves to be met with force. America is on the verge of making the protesters in the Ukraine look like amateurs.


15 posted on 02/19/2014 5:45:36 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: jetson

great minds ...


16 posted on 02/19/2014 5:48:10 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: Beave Meister

That will depend upon whether he decides he likes the White House enough in January 2017 to decide he’s not moving.

After all, that’s just a violation of the Constitution... not like it hasn’t happened before.


17 posted on 02/19/2014 5:49:35 PM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Beave Meister

Its all part of the plan. Suggest this ridiculous plan then, when the masses object keep the LSM doing its bidding same as before.


18 posted on 02/19/2014 5:56:00 PM PST by Garvin (When it comes to my freedom, there will be no debate. There will be a fight)
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To: Beave Meister

Probably endorsed by SPJ...


19 posted on 02/19/2014 6:09:01 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Beave Meister
The Bill of Rights isn't dead yet. The 3rd amendment is not being threatened.
20 posted on 02/19/2014 6:11:50 PM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Cruz/Palin 2016)
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To: Beave Meister

They need not even go to the news rooms ... just email, fax or phone over instructions ... if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.


21 posted on 02/19/2014 6:34:41 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (On a good day Slow Joe doesn't do anything incredibly stupid ... waiting for that first good day!)
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To: Beave Meister

If I were the owner of Fox, I would say:

“You are not welcome here and your presence is NOT a legal condition of my license.”


22 posted on 02/19/2014 6:38:19 PM PST by G Larry
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To: Beave Meister

Oppressors should be evicted via baseball bat.....

...lest they outlaw bats.....


23 posted on 02/19/2014 6:39:58 PM PST by G Larry
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To: Beave Meister

Make this a true year of action: Impeach Soetoro-Obama in 2014, PERIOD.


24 posted on 02/19/2014 6:41:19 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
I have money that says FoxNews will be the first one to feel Obama’s foot on their neck. So much for the First Amendment.
25 posted on 02/19/2014 6:52:14 PM PST by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: Beave Meister
Given that 95% of today's Propaganda Directorate is staffed by seditious communist-fellating presstitutes, mØnkeyboy's commissars won't have much to do but keep the kneepads stocked.


             

26 posted on 02/19/2014 6:52:17 PM PST by tomkat
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To: ANGGAPO

You’re right. That’s a given. I imagine Barry’s “monitors” will just sit around with the clowns at the other cable news networks smoking dope and talking about when they are going to “come out.”


27 posted on 02/19/2014 6:59:01 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (As government expands, liberty contracts. - President Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: Beave Meister
perceived station bias, and perceived percent of news dedicated to each of the “critical information needs”

The junta's perception can be rather nebulous.

28 posted on 02/19/2014 7:07:26 PM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: Beave Meister

So now the government is sending content monitors into newsrooms. Bye bye, First Amendment.


29 posted on 02/19/2014 7:19:25 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
The Bill of Rights isn't dead yet. The 3rd amendment is not being threatened.

*ahem*

30 posted on 02/19/2014 7:53:28 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: All

Megyn Kelly is really upset. In fact, I don’t think she’s even skipping across the set anymore.

The obama lover “news” folks are learning what they’d already knew if they studied history just a little bit. Eventually they come for you.


31 posted on 02/19/2014 9:02:38 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Beave Meister

I just want to know *WHO* thought up this idiotic scheme?


32 posted on 02/19/2014 10:33:41 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Beave Meister

33 posted on 02/19/2014 10:35:37 PM PST by Dr.Deth
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To: Beave Meister

- CASS SUNSTEIN : (OBAMA’S SOCIALIST-COMMUNIST LIMO-LEFTIE BRAIN) :

- http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2422


34 posted on 02/20/2014 5:07:27 AM PST by devolve (- a 3 year boy on TV news today : "Please Jesus make it warm!" -)
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To: jetson

Yeah, but if they control what news comes out, the news out of the Ukraine and Venezuela will be omitted.

Already happening to news from the Texas/Mexico border.
NONE of the going ons from that border region make it out of the RGV. NONE.


35 posted on 02/20/2014 2:23:17 PM PST by Texas resident
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To: Beave Meister

At last, we are getting down to some serious Communism before the mid-term elections.


36 posted on 02/20/2014 2:59:05 PM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Beave Meister

At last, we are getting down to some serious Communism before the mid-term elections.


37 posted on 02/20/2014 3:04:36 PM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Beave Meister.


38 posted on 02/20/2014 3:52:33 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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