Skip to comments.FCC takes calls to pull Fox's broadcast licenses 'very seriously'
Posted on 05/10/2012 9:36:11 AM PDT by ColdOne
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski testified Wednesday that his agency takes calls to cancel Fox's broadcast licenses "very seriously."
Groups, including Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), have urged the FCC to pull Fox's licenses because of evidence that its parent company News Corp. hacked people's phones in the United Kingdom to get stories.
During a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) pressed Genachowski on whether he plans to do anything about the allegations.
Genachowski said it wouldn't be appropriate to comment on a specific case, but that the commission is "certainly aware of the serious issues that have been raised in the U.K."
He noted that the law requires that the FCC only grant broadcast licenses to people of "good character."
"If any issues arise, the commission has an obligation, we would take it very seriously, to look at the record, look at the facts and apply the law," Genachowski said.
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If that's the standard, I would think FOX should be less concerned than say, NBC.
If the Six Pillars of Character; Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship; are taken in to account; then MSNBC is a miserable failure.
Who controls the FCC?
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Why does the FCC have any regulatory authority over cable? It’s not radio spectrum, it’s privately owned wiring.
Go ahead. We can get rid of Shemp, Whorealdo and Juan that way.
Its hardly “horrific”. Phone hacking isn’t even illegal in the UK. This is a contrived “scandal” started by the Marxist “Guardian” to bring down Murdock’s conservative empire and silence that voice.
Do you think the people who were fired up by the Tea Party would just sit around and watch Dear Leader shut down one of the only news outlets that isn’t completely in the bag for Obama?
If they tried to shut down Fox News, it would spell the death of the Democrat party in every governing body in the country.
I agree. If they say nothing is going to happen to Fox, the screeching liberals will hound them day and night.
They'll have OWS losers crapping in their lobby and breaking windows.
Then I want ABC’s licenses pulled for the overtly political Robin Roberts interview.
I vote we pull the FFC License for the FCC to exist!
And Beck...oh, wait.
It wouldn’t work anyway. Juan will be hired by CNN, Geraldo by MSNBC and Shep by Bravo.
Long live the internet!
Go ahead Genachowski, you do that. And then, you better revoke MSNBC’s license too.
Too bad Obumble and his fellow Dumbocrats don't think the same standard should apply to marriage licenses.
Looks like Shemp’s, Whoraldo’s, Juan’s and OBloviator’s schilling is not enough payola for Fox.
Oh that's just silly.
It would certainly be news to Clive Goodman and Glenn Mulcaire, who both plead guilty to illegally intercepting phone messages and spent time in prison for the crime.
And the illegality is hardly the horrific part. It's ethically reprehensible.
Would you object to MSNBC or the NY Times intercepting your private phone messages?
MSNBC and the NYT have nothing to do with anything. If its so "horrific" why isn't it illegal? Since all the tabs have been doing it for years, how is it that its just now a "scandal". Piers Morgan used "reporters" who did it when he was editor of the Sun and the Daily Mail and The News of the World. Its in his book. Why isn't he being battered and dragged thru the streets of London?
Because this was a story that surfaced and was investigated years ago. The Guardian, backed by the UK leftists gave it new life in order to destroy Murdock.
So the FCC should have yanked SeeBS’s license after Dan Rather Liberal reported the “false but accurate” reports about W?