Skip to comments.Sen. Rockefeller: FCC should shut down Fox News and MSNBC
Posted on 11/19/2010 5:12:06 AM PST by IbJensen
Sen. Rockefeller, in a more rare and honest moment, says that he is tired of the Right and the Left and that wed all be better off if the FCC would shut down Fox News and MSNBC. Thats interesting, because the FCC doesnt have any jurisdiction over cable whatsoever. At least not yet.
You see, Rockefeller says he hungers for quality news and believes that the FCC should play a part in facilitating that end. He believes that without the extremes of Fox News and MSNBC, the American people would have more faith in their government, would have better political discourse, and that it would help legislators do their work. Yeah right, Fox News is the reason why the American people dont have faith in their government.
What Rockefeller really wants is news that doesnt hold him and his legislative buddies accountable. He doesnt want news that would appropriately vet, say, President Obama, and uncover what he really believes and how its the complete opposite of what the majority of Americans believe. What he wants is a propaganda machine, which is why for the life of me I cant figure out why he wants MSNBC taken off the air. Anyway, what this is really about is not what the American people want, but rather what he wants freedom of speech and the Constitution be damned.
The bigger point here is the size of government. This is a prime example of why we must limit the size of government so as to maximize the freedom of the individual. Milton Friedman points out that every person works for their own self interest and the bigger the government, the better chance that a legislators self interest will conflict with yours. And when they conflict, we all know who wins that battle (i.e. Obamacare).
If left alone, the American people will decide which news outlets are successful and which are not, and thats the way it should be. I just hope that the next time Sen. Rockefeller is on the ballot, the American people teach him a good lesson by using their constitutionally protected freedom of speech and send him packing.
Obviously this is what West Virginia wants, they keep electing him.
love the “fair and balanced” Fox AND MS-LSD... MS-LSD has lower ratings than the “Airline RADAR Channel”
Now, if he added CNN to the mix..he might have had 2 or 3 seconds worth of Credibility.
These Marxist Dems are starting to sound more like National Socialists. just MHO
Another idiot who wants to ignore the Constitution and the freedoms our forefathers fought and died for.
Yet another elitist fool opens his mouth and removes all doubt about what is really wrong with Congress. People like Rockefeller are all but guaranteeing their own political demise with comments like this......
He has never in his entire life had to get his hands dirty in any kind of toil.
He bought hisseat in West Virginia for about $10 million of his own money which was huge at the time.
His wife, SharonPercy Rockefeller is President of WETA television, another government parasite.
Rockefeller and his wife are so removed from everyday people as to find them unrecognizable.
Joe Manchin had to say he would be a republican to get elected over a guy everytime I saw him said he is so dull he can never win. West Virginia won't put Jay Rockefeller back in again.
He’s not just a good-ole-boy who lives up in a holler.
This guy should RESIGN. NOW
Rockefeller's only been in D.C. for 25 years. You can't expect him to learn all about the government in that short a period of time, can you?
Well he is a good old elitist boy with huge money and runs with a very elitist crowd well removed from the likes of we common folk.
As to the holler, he owns the thing and it is big, very big indeed.
“which is why for the life of me I cant figure out why he wants MSNBC taken off the air.”
This is just camouflage. He really wants FOX off the air but he had to try to sound balanced and picked MSNBC. Liberals would gladly trade MSNBC to get FOX off the air. He tried to equate FOX and MSNBC when it’s not even close. Nobody watches MSNBC. He tried to suggest by this that FOX is as looney as MSNBC.
In fact FOX counterbalances ABC, CBS and NBC combined - not MSNBC.
Liberals only care about the constitution when they can use it for their benefit.
That whole “freedom of speach” thingy is not for people who disagree with them
They were pretty sympathetic to Adolph Hitler.
Standard Oil and Chase Manhattan in particular.
Some say "elites". I say "plutocrats".
Rocky Feller is willing to throw 500,000 MSNBC viewers (or is it less) under the bus to get FOX News off the air and let NPR handle the “fair and balanced” reporting.
What a man. What a country.
His Majesty knows that if MSNBC went off the air, the left would still control 90% of the media. On the other hand, if Fox could be taken out...
So CNN can stay and promote global unity in communism for the sick POS like him that want global power?
add west virginia to my list of communist states that need to be written off...
Well he can’t have Fox snooping about and actually doing investigative reporting now, can he? There must be no deviation from the “information” provided by leftist approved media sources. If Fox can be silenced, talk radio will be naturally be next. MSNBC’s demise would be a small price (just a pawn on the board) to pay.
Freedom of (approved) speech. Yeah, that’s the ticket!/sarc