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FCC Orders NBC Newsrooms To Partner With Soros-Funded Non-Profits
Big Government ^ | 2/3/11 | Dana Loesch

Posted on 02/03/2011 11:12:42 AM PST by tutstar

So much for objectivity. One of the FCC stipulations of the Comcast – NBCU merger was the incorporation of non-profit journalism centers into NBC newsrooms. They are charged with maintaining and increasing local news coverage, the regulation based on the relationship between KNSD-TV and VoiceofSanDiego.org.

KNSD airs the segments, but really can’t take all the credit for them. They are largely the work ofVoiceOfSanDiego.org, a local nonprofit journalism center that has been sharing news tips, co-producing and supplying content to the station for several years.

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Under the terms of the FCC order approving Comcast’s takeover of NBCU, at least half of NBC’s 10 O&Os have to find a nonprofit news center with which to work within the next year. The order cites the KNSD-VoiceOfSanDiego.org alliance as the model for what it would like to see in other NBC markets.

Proponents of the growing nonprofit news movement are hoping that NBC’s FCC-mandated efforts will bear fruit and encourage other commercial TV stations to seek out nonprofit partners.

There’s just one problem with this: Voice of San Diego is a member of INN (Investigative News Network) which is funded by the Open Society Institute, the URL of which is “www.soros.org.” Yes, these “non-profit” journalism centers are funded by George Soros.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government
KEYWORDS: breakdown; comcast; commies; communication; fcc; georgesoros; inn; knsd; mediashenanigans; nbc; nbcu; netneutrality; osi; propagandists; soros; sorosdnc; sorosobama; sorosromney; spookydude; voiceofsandiego
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1 posted on 02/03/2011 11:12:49 AM PST by tutstar
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To: LucyT; BP2; rxsid; null and void; Candor7

ping


2 posted on 02/03/2011 11:14:32 AM PST by tutstar
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To: tutstar

Well NBC News and profits are not mutual terms.


3 posted on 02/03/2011 11:14:45 AM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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To: tutstar

Is Beck on top of this?


4 posted on 02/03/2011 11:15:18 AM PST by loveliberty2
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To: tutstar

not surprised

Saddened.

But not surprised.


5 posted on 02/03/2011 11:15:32 AM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: tutstar

“Soros-Funded Non-Profits”

Not just Soros-Funded. Soros-designed, Soros-started, Soros-owned-lock-stock-&-barrel.

There was a story about this a few months ago. It was played up as a purely NPR thing.

This administration must be stopped.


6 posted on 02/03/2011 11:15:39 AM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge, MA grad student. Any potential conservative Christian FReepmail-FRiends out there?)
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To: tutstar

And they complain about Fox News and talk radio? Is this even legal?


7 posted on 02/03/2011 11:16:07 AM PST by jersey117
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8 posted on 02/03/2011 11:16:14 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: tutstar
Under the terms of the FCC order approving Comcast’s takeover of NBCU, at least half of NBC’s 10 O&Os have to find a nonprofit news center with which to work within the next year.

Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press...

It seems to me that the media should be free to do this, or not do this, of their own accord. The government cannot force the media to operate with a preferred outlet or lose their business.

-PJ

9 posted on 02/03/2011 11:19:28 AM PST by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: tutstar

Is that not an unconstitutional requirement, violating the First Amendment, abridging the Freedom of the Press?


10 posted on 02/03/2011 11:21:00 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just restock [chg'd to comply w/ The Civility in Discourse Act of 2011])
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To: tutstar

So let’s create non-profit conservative news agencies that they can then partner with...:`)


11 posted on 02/03/2011 11:23:26 AM PST by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: tutstar

Ministry of Truth bookmark.


12 posted on 02/03/2011 11:23:32 AM PST by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: tutstar

“Screw you all and your now inoperative, cracker Constitution"

13 posted on 02/03/2011 11:25:03 AM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Political Junkie Too

To: tutstar
Under the terms of the FCC order approving Comcast’s takeover of NBCU, at least half of NBC’s 10 O&Os have to find a nonprofit news center with which to work within the next year.

Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press...

It seems to me that the media should be free to do this, or not do this, of their own accord. The government cannot force the media to operate with a preferred outlet or lose their business.
-PJ

————Isn’t that the neatest thing, congress didn’t..


14 posted on 02/03/2011 11:28:37 AM PST by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: jersey117

And they also complain about Charles and David Koch - who, if the tables were turned, would have no part of the deal.


15 posted on 02/03/2011 11:28:37 AM PST by Fred Hayek (FUBO! I salute you with the soles of my shoes.)
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To: tutstar

The “Institutionalisation and Legitimisation” of the “Ministry of Nu-Truth”.


16 posted on 02/03/2011 11:31:30 AM PST by GraceG
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To: tutstar

I don’t think it can be called a “movement” if its mandated by government. Yes, they are even more leftist biased.

Dinosaur media deathwatch?


17 posted on 02/03/2011 11:32:00 AM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: tutstar
Soros: 3 out of 4 Hidden Dynasties* approve!

If he'd just start a “religious” organization, he'd have all four covered.

Oops; he also funds some Leftist/"Progressive" religious groups. Make that 4 for 4.

*Politics, Financial, Educational, Religious

18 posted on 02/03/2011 11:32:23 AM PST by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: EBH

Yea, I’m sure that NBC wants to hook up with... World Net Daily? Human Events?

...

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19 posted on 02/03/2011 11:33:38 AM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: tutstar

Why would the FCC have to “order” NBC to buddy up with Soros? They’ve been doing it eagerly for many years.


20 posted on 02/03/2011 11:38:42 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: tutstar
NBC produces TV programs. I don't watch TV, but it will influence the layabouts who do watch TV...and vote.
21 posted on 02/03/2011 11:38:58 AM PST by Myrddin
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To: Political Junkie Too
Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press...

The FCC isn't Congress and this isn't a law; it's "administrative law," "rulemaking," "whatever-we-want-to-call-it," ...

No problemo! /s

22 posted on 02/03/2011 11:38:58 AM PST by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: screaminsunshine

Lol ;)


23 posted on 02/03/2011 11:41:32 AM PST by tutstar
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To: tutstar

how many more months of this POS???


24 posted on 02/03/2011 11:42:29 AM PST by phockthis
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To: loveliberty2

I have no idea if he is.

Free enterprise is now just enterprise.


25 posted on 02/03/2011 11:43:04 AM PST by tutstar
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To: ozzymandus

This is to prevent Comcast from making any changes in the news operations that would be in a direction undesirable to the Regime. Barry Dunham has obviously learned some lessons from Hugo Chavez.


26 posted on 02/03/2011 11:44:08 AM PST by Fred Hayek (FUBO! I salute you with the soles of my shoes.)
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To: tutstar
One of the FCC stipulations of the Comcast – NBCU merger was the incorporation of non-profit journalism centers into NBC newsrooms. They are charged with maintaining and increasing local news coverage, the regulation based on the relationship between KNSD-TV and VoiceofSanDiego.org.

Just one more reason to avoid the mainstream state-run media.

27 posted on 02/03/2011 11:44:33 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("Posting news feeds, making eyes bleed, he's hated on seven continents")
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

That is the truth!!!


28 posted on 02/03/2011 11:45:19 AM PST by tutstar
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To: GeronL

Done. Notice I had posted to my FB they still had 52 left to go. Nice to see they are down to 23.


29 posted on 02/03/2011 11:46:14 AM PST by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: tutstar
Free enterprise is now just enterprise.

We're now in the time of the Crony Capitalists:

When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion--when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing--when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors--when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don't protect you against them, but protect them against you--when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice--you may know that your society is doomed. Money is so noble a medium that is does not compete with guns and it does not make terms with brutality. It will not permit a country to survive as half-property, half-loot.Atlas Shrugs, Ayn Rand 1957

L

30 posted on 02/03/2011 11:46:35 AM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: jersey117

I don’t know about legal but it certainly should not be happening . I would imagine Cliburn’s daughter may have a hand in it he is one of the ones who want the Internet kill switch.


31 posted on 02/03/2011 11:48:19 AM PST by tutstar
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To: tutstar

They needed to be told to bend over for Soros? That’s a shocker!


32 posted on 02/03/2011 11:49:51 AM PST by Redcloak (What's your zombie plan?)
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To: tutstar

FREEDOM OF THE PRESS IS BEING ABRIDGED. THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH IS SUBVERTING THE U.S. CONSTITUTION.


33 posted on 02/03/2011 11:52:35 AM PST by PieterCasparzen (Huguenot)
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To: EBH

cool!


34 posted on 02/03/2011 11:54:20 AM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: Freddd
To: tutstar

Under the terms of the FCC order approving Comcast’s takeover of NBCU, at least half of NBC’s 10 O&Os have to find a nonprofit news center with which to work within the next year.

Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press...

It seems to me that the media should be free to do this, or not do this, of their own accord. The government cannot force the media to operate with a preferred outlet or lose their business.

-PJ ————Isn’t that the neatest thing, congress didn’t..

I think it could be argued that, since the FCC only holds its regulatory powers based on the law that establishes it as an agency, the Congress has passed a law that's, albeit indirectly, abridging freedom of the press.

35 posted on 02/03/2011 11:54:36 AM PST by Bob
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To: tutstar

As the march to National Socialism (NAZI-ism) continues...


36 posted on 02/03/2011 11:55:54 AM PST by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: GeronL; EBH

Is there a FR thread on this?


37 posted on 02/03/2011 11:56:52 AM PST by oprahstheantichrist (The MSM is a demonic stronghold, PLEASE pray accordingly - 2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
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To: tutstar
Even LESS reason to watch NBC News and MSNBC in general. More ratings for Fox News Channel! :-)
38 posted on 02/03/2011 11:59:06 AM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: oprahstheantichrist

I don’t know but that would be a good idea.


39 posted on 02/03/2011 12:02:15 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: EBH
So let’s create non-profit conservative news agencies that they can then partner with...:`)

It already exists, and FR can be partnered NOW. So, if we get partnered with CNN or NPR, we get forced conservative input into their news. When do we start?

40 posted on 02/03/2011 12:03:14 PM PST by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: Political Junkie Too
"Congress shall make no law."

Well, congress didn't,just some CZAR appointed by his Majesty,Czar Barack......

41 posted on 02/03/2011 12:04:00 PM PST by litehaus (A memory tooooo longt A)
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To: tutstar

Godfather favor points redeemed.


42 posted on 02/03/2011 12:07:27 PM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: tutstar
The Comnies are going for it all. They know the press will never report on any of this, the way it should be reported.....with shock and alarm.

Heritage Foundation:Obama’s Assault on the Rule of Law [via PJ Tatler]

Judge Vinson Also Smacks Down Crony Capitalists [American Thinker]
43 posted on 02/03/2011 12:10:16 PM PST by Electric Graffiti (Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of their Moonbats)
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To: tutstar

The Emperor has spoken...


44 posted on 02/03/2011 12:18:37 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: NonValueAdded

For those of us possessing and exercising common sense as well as an average ability to comprehend the English language yes I’d say it’s unconstitutional .


45 posted on 02/03/2011 12:19:50 PM PST by tutstar
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To: tutstar

Pretty simple solution: the Koch Brothers need to quickly start up some non-profit “news” operations as well.


46 posted on 02/03/2011 12:22:08 PM PST by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass
This administration must be stopped.

No question. We have an enemy in Washington. . .and sick and discouraged that Repub Leadership does not 'quite' get this fact and that even Conservative Media - is not warning the people in coherent but acceptable - language.

It is not just 'it's the economy stupid'; it is every facet of this Administration, so engaged as to destroy America while 'radicalizing and Islamizing' it as well.

47 posted on 02/03/2011 12:23:11 PM PST by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . . .Obama, not made in the USA either.. .)
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To: GeronL
Even though they're TB's, rather than Quarters, Morgans or a draft/woring breed, it is almost tempting enough to relicense the mobile storage unit horse trailer, and take a road trip.

Hope they find homes for them.

48 posted on 02/03/2011 12:23:30 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: PieterCasparzen

Freedom of the press is being abridged with the full cooperation of the press. The press created this guy, obama. They openly campaigned for him and got him elected. They have been carrying his water for the last two years. Now the kenyan is turning on them.
Marxist dictators use the existing media to gain power, then sack or compromise them to insure that they will not turn on him.
Earlier this week, the White House threatened the media to leave the whole birther issue alone or there will be serious consequences. Can’t recall another president threatening the media much less getting away with it.


49 posted on 02/03/2011 12:24:07 PM PST by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: tutstar

... and if you don't like it ... TOUGH!

50 posted on 02/03/2011 12:29:51 PM PST by Oratam
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