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Sen. Rockefeller: FCC Should Take FOX News, MSNBC Off Airwaves
Breitbart tv ^ | 11/18/10 | Staff

Posted on 11/18/2010 7:11:16 AM PST by MissTed

There's a little bug inside of me which wants to get the FCC to say to FOX and to MSNBC: "Out. Off. End. Goodbye." It would be a big favor to political discourse; our ability to do our work here in Congress, and to the American people, to be able to talk with each other and have some faith in their government and more importantly, in their future.

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TOPICS: Government; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: 1stamendment; jayrockefeller; rockefeller
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To: AGreatPer
Why is this news?
If you have to ask the question - you don't deserve an answer.
51 posted on 11/18/2010 7:47:39 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: MissTed

The fascist is up in 2014. He’s got to go bye-bye.


52 posted on 11/18/2010 7:48:09 AM PST by November 2010
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To: CMAC51
Good point.

I'm sure if we all just watched NPR, The View and read the NY Times, Congress could get so much more work done.

53 posted on 11/18/2010 7:49:29 AM PST by MissTed
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To: KosmicKitty

“Ohhh.. Someone’s been reading Stalin’s manual again.”

They don’t need no stinkin’ manual. This kind of thought occurs to progressives naturally.


54 posted on 11/18/2010 7:50:24 AM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: MissTed

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Jay Rockefeller is a complete and utter moron.


55 posted on 11/18/2010 7:50:39 AM PST by Rum Tum Tugger
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To: MissTed

MEGoody to Rockefeller: STFU.


56 posted on 11/18/2010 7:50:49 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: MissTed

Well, he is half right, MSNBC needs to go! :)

Seriously, the leftist wackos have every right to broadcast their lefty propaganda and Fox News has every right to present of more fair and balanced broadcast.

Both are cable, not broadcast, outlets so even the old “public airwaves” argument for censorship does not apply.

He went on to say that the government should promote better news and entertainment (do we need a Federal Dept of Entertainment now, to make sure we are all adequately entertained?) and require cable/dish providers to provide pared down packages that are more affordable and reflect what viewers really want.

I have great news for Senator Rockefeller, a mechanism already exists to make this happen. It is called the free market. If consumers demand and flock to less expensive packages, without a bunch of stations they don’t want (like MSNBC) cable/dish providers will provide them.

The government’s only role should be to ensure that the providers don’t engage in anti-competitive behavior and price fixing. If the government simply did that, consumers would get the packages they want.

That said, I don’t think this is currently a huge problem. I have access to at least 3 different TV providers and each offers various packages at greatly varying costs. While I can’t pick and choose the exact 8, 27, 85 or 347 channels I want, but I still have a lot of options.

What next, ban option packages for cars and require ala carte menus at all restaurants?


57 posted on 11/18/2010 7:50:49 AM PST by Above My Pay Grade
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To: chickadee

another election..


58 posted on 11/18/2010 7:52:49 AM PST by ken5050 (I don't need sex.....the government screws me every day..)
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To: Boardwalk

LOL Sounds like that individual is barely literate.


59 posted on 11/18/2010 7:52:49 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: MissTed

Sure, Senator, you can come up with all kinds of rationales as to why some people shouldn’t have free speech. Lots of other people can come up with rationales, too. That’s why we have free speech.

I feel for you, Senator, that news networks make the job of occupying that Senate seat that you bought, in a State you never lived in, so much harder.


60 posted on 11/18/2010 7:56:21 AM PST by popdonnelly (Class warfare is Obama's thing.)
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To: kidd
But this does not apply to cable, which is accepted by the consumer by choice.

Cable TV is going the way of the VCR. FOX is doing great, but MSNBC is a losing proposition.

Rockefeller would lose his investments if it folded. ( So would many other politicians, of his ilk. They might even have investments in FOX. Money is money, ya know.)

HOWEVER, if the FCC FORCES MSNBC to stop it's broadcast, the investors (who in this case are the one's who make the law to begin with) are protected financially. Rockefeller wants to sacrifice his 'lamb', because it was spoiled and he couldn't sell it anyway. This way, YOU will be forced to give him fair market price , but you don't get the lamb, and he takes one of your lambs.

61 posted on 11/18/2010 7:57:12 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: UCANSEE2

Sen. RockaNut sees MSNBC has very few viewers... so what’s the loss? If FOX it neutered, it would worth it to lose a small fry like MSNBC, and he can sound “fair” calling for the end of both. Small loss you still “own” the networks, NY Slimes, Wash Compost.

It is a basic requirement of totalitarians to have absolute control of all media! To hyper-libs 99% media compliance is just not enough! A mere one part per hundred opposition sends them into rage and strikes terror into their cold corrupt collective dark hearts! Though but a trickle, the 1% torments them unmercifully! Lovers of darkness, haters of light!


62 posted on 11/18/2010 7:57:48 AM PST by FiddlePig (truth is hard... lies are easy - http://redneckoblogger.blogspot.com)
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To: CMAC51

When he runs for re-election I’m sure he’ll just film an ad where he stands out in a field wearing Hunters Orange and blasts a photo of Keith Olbermann with a 30 ought 6. That’ll get him re-elected.


63 posted on 11/18/2010 7:59:55 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Uncle Miltie

Democrats oppose the “Bill of Rights”
because it doesn’t say -
“The Bill of Lefts”.

If there was a bill of “Leftist Rights” then they would support it but the fact that is says “Rights” bothers them probably equally as much as the contents of “Bill of Rights” does not specifically lay out leftist agendas.

The use of words becomes convoluted in the minds of those on the left. Most of us on the right see humor in obscure meanings of words but I really don’t think that the hard liners on the left see humor in anything except the demise of those on the Right.

Convoluted thinking? Darned Right! - - and that is where the problem lies.

Silly - well yes! This comment was just about as goofy and illogical as I could possibly make it but somehow I feel it wasn’t crazy enough to adequately explain (?) how they think.


64 posted on 11/18/2010 8:00:04 AM PST by jongaltsr (It)
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To: MissTed
"Out. Off. End. Goodbye."

That's how I feel about the Senator's re-election ambitions.

65 posted on 11/18/2010 8:02:35 AM PST by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: pnh102

[ Airwaves? MSNBS and FOX News are cable channels. This spoiled brat should be censured for being against freedom of the press.
That being said, the government should have zero authority to regulate any content that is on any privately owned television. ]

Roger Ailes shoud hold a press conference and say he is taking Fox News off the Air Waves due to Rockefeller’s request, and them ention tot he idoit it is a cable/satelite only channel and laught at the Rockefeller puke.


66 posted on 11/18/2010 8:14:19 AM PST by GraceG
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To: MissTed

This one statement by a senator should have been enough to cause the people to rise up. But, noooooo. Why, because almost half of the idiots in this country agree with the senator.


67 posted on 11/18/2010 8:35:28 AM PST by Terry Mross
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To: MissTed

Per Jay the Commie: “We really, really want to get FOX off the air. We’re even willing to throw MSNBC under the bus to accomplish it.”


68 posted on 11/18/2010 8:40:56 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Napolean fries the idea powder.)
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To: MissTed
Rockefeller = Soros = Domestic Enemy.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

69 posted on 11/18/2010 8:50:15 AM PST by The Comedian (I enjoy progressives, especially in a light cream sauce.)
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To: MissTed

The phones at all of his offices are “exceptionally busy”...here’s his email senator@rockefeller.senate.gov


70 posted on 11/18/2010 8:57:47 AM PST by MadelineZapeezda (Skin-color counters are bigots!!!!!!!!!!....(thanks paulycy))
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To: UCANSEE2

Let’s not forget his wife, Sharon Percy Rockefeller is CEO of the public broadcasting station WETA in DC.


71 posted on 11/18/2010 8:59:40 AM PST by freeperkiki
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To: MissTed

Faith in their government and more importantly, in the future.
Wonder where he’s been for the last two years?.


72 posted on 11/18/2010 9:00:37 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: MissTed
to be able to talk with each other and have some faith in their government and more importantly, in their future.

Yes liberals only want to talk nicely about receiving future payments from their friends.

73 posted on 11/18/2010 9:03:05 AM PST by alrea
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To: EternalVigilance
Yeah....I liked that statement by Rock..."We can't get our job done here in Congress".....

ROFLOL!!....

Yeah like ramming down the throats of TAX PAYING American citizens Socialist Healthcare?????

MSNBC wasn't stopping you, ya dumb ass!! They were in the tank for you!! How stupid do you think Conservatives are???

What a moron.......

74 posted on 11/18/2010 9:13:32 AM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: MissTed
to get the FCC to say to FOX and to MSNBC: "Out. Off. End. Goodbye."

or one way to increase freedom would be to get rid of the FCC.

75 posted on 11/18/2010 9:24:07 AM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: MissTed

i want the fcc to slap a whole roll of duct tape over the mouths of each stupid liberal in congress.


76 posted on 11/18/2010 9:48:57 AM PST by madamemayhem (defeat is not getting knocked down, it is not getting back up.)
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To: MissTed

Note to jay rock o feller:

How about a big cup of STFU!


77 posted on 11/18/2010 10:43:16 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (De fund the TSA.)
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To: MEGoody

He is a great artist. Artists should just stick to art.


78 posted on 11/18/2010 4:31:55 PM PST by Boardwalk
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To: The Comedian
Rockefeller = Soros = Domestic Enemy.

(revisiting thread) Words & deeds BUMP! Life, liberty and the pursuit and destruction of totalitarians.

79 posted on 11/18/2010 8:33:51 PM PST by PGalt
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