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Posted on 08/26/2009 7:57:48 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Inspired by Saul Alinsky, FCC 'Diversity' Chief Calls for ‘Confrontational Movement’ to Give Public Broadcasting Dominant Role in Communications Wednesday, August 26, 2009 By Matt Cover

(CNSNews.com) – Mark Lloyd, chief diversity officer of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), called for a “confrontational movement” to combat what he claimed was control of the media by international corporations and to re-establish the regulatory power of government through robust public broadcasting and a more powerful FCC.

Lloyd expressed his regulatory call to arms in his 2006 book, “Prologue to a Farce: Communications and Democracy in America” (University of Illinois Press).

In the book, Lloyd also said that public broadcasting should be funded through new license fees charged to the nation’s private radio and television broadcasters, and that new regulatory fees should be used to fund eight new regional FCC offices.

These offices would be responsible for monitoring political advertising and commentary, children’s educational programs, number of commercials, and content ratings of the programs.

Frequently referencing one of his heroes, left-wing activist Saul Alinsky, Lloyd claims in his book that the history of American communications policy has been one of continued corporate control of every form of communication from the telegraph to the Internet.

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Wing nut
1 posted on 08/26/2009 7:57:49 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
Wing nut.

Left wing nut.

2 posted on 08/26/2009 7:59:29 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (Is /sarc really necessary?)
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To: Sub-Driver

how many wingnuts will surface or be appointed before the coffin is tightly sealed on liberty?


3 posted on 08/26/2009 7:59:57 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (the revolution just happened.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

The coffin will not be sealed on liberty....


4 posted on 08/26/2009 8:00:46 AM PDT by Maverick68 (w)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yet another communist in Obama’s administration. How many is that now?


5 posted on 08/26/2009 8:01:48 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Sub-Driver

...”confrontational movements” amongst minorities move us a little further down the road to the coming race war....the Left knows this, hense their desire to disarm law abiding gun owners.


6 posted on 08/26/2009 8:02:21 AM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: Sub-Driver

What the hay does “confrontational movement” mean?

Sounds like some left-wing psychotic is advocating violence.

IMHO


7 posted on 08/26/2009 8:04:49 AM PDT by ripley
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To: Sub-Driver
“Neither Progressive era reforms nor new communications technologies have been able to correct the problems resulting from government abdication of a responsibility to advance the equal capability of citizen discourse,” Lloyd added.

Like when the SEUI sends in the 300 pound goons that shove cameras in peoples faces or push people around. But we got to see it on Youtube. You precious SEUI and ACORN scum will be found out, Lloyd.

8 posted on 08/26/2009 8:05:20 AM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: STONEWALLS

The march toward implementing the fairness doctrine and suppressing the First Amendment begins.


9 posted on 08/26/2009 8:05:21 AM PDT by VA_Gentleman (Everyone says they have a plan... until they get punched in the face. -Mike Tyson)
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To: Maverick68
The coffin will not be sealed on liberty....

Perhaps not on the ideal, but perhaps on the embodiment.

However, history has its Houdinis.

Pity it may have to get to that.

Anyway, the question remains and for your, reformulated: how many wingnuts till a generation is wasted and there has to be a war for liberty?

rephrase it anyway you like, split hairs if you will with the premises, the question still remains? How many more?

10 posted on 08/26/2009 8:05:27 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (the revolution just happened.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“These offices would be responsible for monitoring political advertising and commentary, children’s educational programs, number of commercials, and content ratings of the programs. “

The Ministry of Thought and Propaganda.


11 posted on 08/26/2009 8:05:50 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (Question Marxist Authority)
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To: the invisib1e hand

I think the groundswell of peaceful revolt by otherwise un-involved people is what makes me believe we are turning this around.
They have awakened a sleeping giant: Middle/Upper Middle Class white people.
The shouting and screaming at TownHall meetings hopefully will serve as a reminder to the extremists in Washington: You serve at our pleasure...


12 posted on 08/26/2009 8:09:29 AM PDT by Maverick68 (w)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Neither Progressive era reforms nor new communications technologies have been able to correct the problems resulting from government abdication of a responsibility to advance the equal capability of citizen discourse,” Lloyd added.

Amazing. The bald face advocating of government tyranny.


13 posted on 08/26/2009 8:09:40 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (Question Marxist Authority)
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To: VA_Gentleman

This looks like it’s way beyond the fairness doctrine!


14 posted on 08/26/2009 8:10:48 AM PDT by A. Morgan (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. Lawrence)
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To: STONEWALLS
...”confrontational movements” amongst minorities move us a little further down the road to the coming race war...

Is that you, Charlie?

15 posted on 08/26/2009 8:14:52 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Health Care Reform has met the DEATH Panel.)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s Claire Wolfe Time.


16 posted on 08/26/2009 8:16:20 AM PDT by Lazamataz (It's Claire Wolfe Time.)
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To: penelopesire
Yet another communist in Obama’s administration. How many is that now?

Pretty much all of them, I'm afraid.

17 posted on 08/26/2009 8:16:25 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Amendment 1

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

--

What he advocates is clearly Un-Constitutional.

Obozo's minions simply choose to ignore the restraints placed on government by the Constitution. They choose to pretend that it is no longer relevant. They are Wrong.

18 posted on 08/26/2009 8:19:06 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (The last time I looked, this is still Texas where I live.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Anarchist sit-ins and studio take-overs, coming to a JACK-FM station near you.....


19 posted on 08/26/2009 8:19:26 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Maverick68
The coffin will not be sealed on liberty.

So TRUE. Liberty NEVER dies, only those that defend it come and go.

20 posted on 08/26/2009 8:21:40 AM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: VA_Gentleman
This is in fact an end run around the Fairness Doctrine, which liberals know would never pass through Congress.

Instead, Obama uses yet another "czar" - an Executive branch officer within the FCC accountable to no one except him. His purpose is to promote a "local control" policy whose primary impact would be to regulate programming to insure it focused on “diverse" views and government activities in the "public interest". In essence, private broadcasters would be taxed in order to support their governmental competitors - just like the "public option" in Obama's health care plan!

Among the many examples of incipient Fascism we have witnessed from this Administration, this is perhaps the most dangerous, and in my view, the most likely to incite something more than simple protest.

21 posted on 08/26/2009 8:30:43 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Sub-Driver

This sort of tyranny has been on the globalist agenda a long time.

They are now so brazenly confident they can’t be stopped, it’s surfacing all over the place.


22 posted on 08/26/2009 8:30:45 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; akatel; albertp; AlexandriaDuke; Alexander Rubin; Allerious; ...
In the book, Lloyd also said ... that new regulatory fees should be used to fund eight new regional FCC offices...responsible for monitoring political advertising and commentary, children’s educational programs, number of commercials, and content ratings...



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23 posted on 08/26/2009 8:41:35 AM PDT by bamahead (Avoid self-righteousness like the devil- nothing is so self-blinding. -- B.H. Liddell Hart)
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To: VA_Gentleman
They'll never call it the “fairness doctrine” just as there aren't any “death panels” mentioned by name in the obamacare monstrosity, but it doesn't matter what they do or don't call it, the effect is the same. And they don't call themselves “domestic enemies” either, but they sure look like it from here.
24 posted on 08/26/2009 8:50:38 AM PDT by GBA
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To: Sub-Driver

So, does this mean this guy will break up GE’s NBC/MSNBC/CNBC, etc....? They’re this admin’s biggest cheerleaders, lol.


26 posted on 08/26/2009 8:54:18 AM PDT by khnyny (Barack Obama and Chauncey Gardiner: separated at birth)
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To: ripley

Right you are. We are dealing with a movement inspiried by third world dictatorships. Chavez activists and media...


27 posted on 08/26/2009 8:54:36 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: VA_Gentleman

>The march toward implementing the fairness doctrine and suppressing the First Amendment begins.<

yep, they don’t like protesters against their agenda like tea party goers, but what they like less is them getting attention.

Anything to stop it has to be top in their priority. Only government sponsored and approved media will be tolerated by Obama ... hes a socialist / fascist


28 posted on 08/26/2009 8:56:40 AM PDT by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Maverick68

We just move on to the next “box of liberty”.


29 posted on 08/26/2009 8:57:33 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: MrB

When?


30 posted on 08/26/2009 9:00:34 AM PDT by sport
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To: Sub-Driver

In the book, Lloyd also said that public broadcasting should be funded through new license fees charged to the nation’s private radio and television broadcasters, and that new regulatory fees should be used to fund eight new regional FCC offices.


Go for it numbnuts...Watch what happens...


31 posted on 08/26/2009 9:00:56 AM PDT by stevie_d_64
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To: Sub-Driver

So the idiot liberals want to start a fight over the First Amendment? I’ll see any confrontational movement they want to dish out... through my open sights.


32 posted on 08/26/2009 9:07:35 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? YOU ARE A SOCIALIST WITH NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT.)
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To: sport

I believe we’ll see after the 2010 election whether the ballot box has been so severely corrupted that it’s no longer a viable box of liberty.


33 posted on 08/26/2009 9:08:42 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: Sub-Driver
"These offices would be responsible for monitoring political advertising and commentary, children’s educational programs, number of commercials, and content ratings of the programs."

Sort of like INGSOC in George Orwell's 1984

34 posted on 08/26/2009 9:09:12 AM PDT by chs68
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To: All

Glenn Beck is a MUST watch tonight. Don’t miss it.


35 posted on 08/26/2009 9:11:22 AM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: snowrip
The Five Boxes of Liberty

The Moving Box—right of association, in particular territorially via migration
The Soap Box—right of free speech
The Ballot Box—right to a voice in your government
The Jury Box—right to a trial by jury of your peers
The Ammunition Box—right to threaten or use appropriate violence in self-defense

They're being closed, one by one.

36 posted on 08/26/2009 9:17:03 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: Sub-Driver

So a socialist wants to raise taxes and stifle freedom of speech. I’m shocked, shocked I tell you.


37 posted on 08/26/2009 9:22:20 AM PDT by BJClinton (One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Maverick68
I think the groundswell of peaceful revolt by otherwise un-involved people is what makes me believe we are turning this around.

Encouraging as it is, it's too early to tell. In fact, it's always too early, as "no cause is truly won because no cause is truly lost."

If nothing else, this is one terrific test of "the American experiment."

I am confident the founders and all patriots and soldiers have prayed that we pass that test.

But the cost is probably going to be far outside the reach of most people.

38 posted on 08/26/2009 10:24:21 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (the revolution just happened.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What is a “diversity chief”? I really hope I’m not paying taxes to fund this man’s salary and his nonsensical opinions.

These are dangerous idea from the far left. The federal government already has too much influence over the news media and this man wants to give the FCC more power over the media. The GOP has got to retake the House in 2010 to stop this radical craziness.


39 posted on 08/26/2009 10:30:56 AM PDT by your local physicist
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To: Sub-Driver

40 posted on 08/26/2009 10:33:38 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ted Kennedy, you are NO J.F.K. Wrong on abortion. Wrong on taxes.)
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To: Sub-Driver
I had someone completely sane out of let say the social circles of Tea-Parties etc., suggest I get a radio that can access HAM frequencies....

Talk to me folks, will Beck/El-Rushbo be broadcasting from a trawler of the coast of Bermuda?

41 posted on 08/26/2009 10:37:29 AM PDT by taildragger (Palin / Mulally 2012)
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To: ripley

The Lloyd will use “diversity mandates” to crowd out conservative talk radio programs by means of “diversity mandates” that will force station owners to include shows reflecting “racial balance”, “ethnic balance”, “gender balance”, “gender-identity balance”, or whatever other silliness nobody will listen to.

After conservative space is squeezed down to next to nothing, he will finish the job by by means of “confrontation”, i.e., using local “community leaders and activists” to lean on station owners to get rid of any remaining “offensive” programs.


42 posted on 08/26/2009 11:04:29 AM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: Sub-Driver
The DIVERSITY POLICE
are at it again!! http://www.civilrights.org/archives/2009/07/images/mark-lloyd.jpg
43 posted on 08/26/2009 1:38:50 PM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: Sub-Driver

Perhaps it is time to crank up a pirate radio station. Remember the movie, “Pump Up the Volume”?


44 posted on 08/26/2009 2:33:24 PM PDT by voicereason (I Don't Need SEX...I Get Screwed By Democrats Everyday!!!)
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To: the invisib1e hand
I am confident the founders and all patriots and soldiers have prayed that we pass that test. But the cost is probably going to be far outside the reach of most people

Have you checked the price of .38 ammo?

45 posted on 08/26/2009 3:29:36 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Texas Fossil
What he advocates is clearly Un-Constitutional.

You are right, but for different reasons, IMHO: these radicals will be using the Executive branch to reach their goals first, not Congress...so I'm not sure if the 1st Amendment would apply here, would it? What about the powers that the Constitution gives to the Executive branch in Section II -- would they find some "implied" power in one if the clauses in that part of the Constitution?

46 posted on 08/27/2009 10:27:27 AM PDT by ChrisInAR (The Tenth Amendment is still the Supreme Law of the Land, folks -- start enforcing it for a CHANGE!)
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To: ChrisInAR

This Traitorous Congress is allowing him to totally disregard the Constitution.

Treason is a serious charge.

Very Serious Charge, but their actions indicate this.


47 posted on 08/27/2009 5:08:30 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (The last time I looked, this is still Texas where I live.)
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To: taildragger

Have been a Ham since 1976, know about such things.

Also have a commercial license.

Yes, there is still a place for HF communications.


48 posted on 08/27/2009 5:10:52 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (The last time I looked, this is still Texas where I live.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Libs are all tough in their college bull sessions and coffee shops, but it doesn’t occur to them that they can just as easily be on the business end of a confrontatuonal posture, as soon as they can enjoy being confrontational themselves.

Like my granny used to say, these people have been drinking too much of their bath water.


49 posted on 08/27/2009 5:10:58 PM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: Texas Fossil

I appreciate hearing your reply. I’m glad to see that I’m not the only one who is willing to use the “T-word” against either Obama or Congress. After listening to Glen Beck all week, that’s the only honest word that I can think of re: what they / he is doing to US, & I have been meaning to write Beck & ask why he has not yet used that word.


50 posted on 08/27/2009 10:09:59 PM PDT by ChrisInAR (The Tenth Amendment is still the Supreme Law of the Land, folks -- start enforcing it for a CHANGE!)
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