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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Yeah, sure they do.
Can you imagine them actually doing it?
Not until AFTER they declare martial law.
I dare them to do it.
Time to consider pulling the certification of the Democrat Party.
I said consider as in look into the matter.
Theft of taxpayer monies, lying is first amendment protected, but at a certain point it’s lying, deliberate organized fraud of donations/vote, treason, etc. All need “to be looked into”.
The Democrat anything to win activities have crossed the line, and it’s time to call them on it.
Undoubtedly horrific behavior by the News Corp., but probably about as horrific as NBC secretely rigging trucks to explode in an attempt to bankrupt a company.
And definitely not as bad as CBS knowingly presenting forged documents as genuine in an attempt to swing a US Presidential election.
This is not a road the networks really want to go down.
Let’s look at those clandestine tapes made of PBS when they thought they were getting a donation from Muslim Brotherhood.
Please do it, FCC.
It will help Ubama's reelection chances tremendously.
Why does the FCC exist? Where in Art 1 Sec 8 does it give the FedGov this power?
Wouldn’t an organization like the IEEE handle stuff like licensing a lot better?
So, other networks have been caught making stuff up out of whole cloth (i.e. “fake but true”), but they’re fine.
Fox actually hires a few slightly-right-of-center commentators, and a few centrists, and they no longer “of good character?”
Just try it, FCC.
” 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.” “
Well, there goes MSNBC,CNN,ABC,CBS,ABC....
“Wouldnt an organization like the IEEE handle stuff like licensing a lot better?”
An IEEE janitor has more technical qualifications than any Obamaloon appointee to the FCC...(actually more quals than the Obamaloon itself).
What if they do, then what?
They GOTTA say stuff like this. Nothing will come of it, of course.
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