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Posted on 12/15/2009 10:27:51 AM PST by SkyPilot
(CNSNews.com) Mark Lloyd, the chief diversity officer and associate counsel at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), says he is not carrying out a secret plot funded by George Soros aimed at getting rid of conservative talk-show hosts Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck.
Lloyd, the keynote speaker at a Monday forum sponsored by the Media Access Project (MAP), also said that there was a right-wing smear campaign against him.
"I am not a Czar appointed by President Obama," said Lloyd. "I am not at the FCC to restore the Fairness Doctrine through the front door or the back door, or to carry out a secret plot funded by George Soros to get rid of Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck or any other conservative talk show host. I am not at the FCC to remove anybody, whatever their color, from power. I am not a supporter of Hugo Chavez. The right wing smear campaign has been, in a word, incredible, generating hate mail and death threats. It is the price we pay for freedom of speech. And I do support free speech."
Lloyd said the right-wing smear campaign" against him involved outlets ranging from blogs to church groups.
Andy Schwartzman [president and CEO of MAP] was the first to warn me about an obscure, right-wing blog that was distorting my views about the First Amendment, Lloyd said. The blog continued and spread different exaggerations and distortions.
Those were picked up by radio and cable and then YouTube, Facebook, and Wikipedia, said Lloyd
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Does anyone know if he was referring to Free Republic?
This guy is totally out of his mind. In one breath, he says he is for "freedom of speech", and in the next he goes on the attack against Conservative speech, labling people "right wing haters!"
Then, he goes on to brag about how he helped to destroy Judge Robert Bork.
I'll ask for a show of hands: who believes this guy when he says he is not out to destroy free speech?
By the way, what does a "Diversity Officer" actually do?
For that matter, what does a "Community Organizer" do?
True enough. It is after all not secret.
The lady doth protest too much, methinks.
Nobody ever said it was secret.
As we have seen all too many times, merely quoting a leftie’s own spoken or written words is considered by them to be a vicious “smear”...
And it's funded by gullible American taxpayers, not Soros.
You mean the guy is a liar?
Keeps white males in a state of fear.
Sounds like he's alleging some kind of witchhunt paranoia that the "enemy" is "out to get him".
Be careful tossing around such rhetoric sir, you work for the Government. Attempts to silence critics from the government down is censorship.
It’s not a secret.
I haven’t hidden my intentions from anyone. :)
And we should believe him because ..........????
As soon as people say “right-wing smear” .. they label themselves as the left-wing who is out to total destroy America.
Sorry .. I don’t believe a word this guy says.
Conservatives are “cheating” when they use quotations from a liberal to expose his views. Stalinist revisionist history means never having to acknowlege the lessons of the past.
‘Using one’s own words is a smear campaign?’ I love it!
Right Mark, we believe you and the moon is made out of blue cheese...