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FCC to exam "perceived station bias"
Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb. 10, 2014 | Ajit Pal

Posted on 02/12/2014 3:56:47 AM PST by Makana

News organizations often disagree about what Americans need to know. MSNBC, for example, apparently believes that traffic in Fort Lee, N.J., is the crisis of our time. Fox News, on the other hand, chooses to cover the September 2012 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi more heavily than other networks. The American people, for their part, disagree about what they want to watch.

But everyone should agree on this: The government has no place pressuring media organizations into covering certain stories.

Unfortunately, the Federal Communications Commission, where I am a commissioner, does not agree. Last May the FCC proposed an initiative to thrust the federal government into newsrooms across the country. With its "Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs," or CIN, the agency plans to send researchers to grill reporters, editors and station owners about how they decide which stories to run. A field test in Columbia, S.C., is scheduled to begin this spring.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: conservative; liberal; media
Have you noticed a particularly high profile for one network in the Administration's most recent protestations, as I have?

Now I understand. It's the FCC old Fairness Doctrine revisited.

1 posted on 02/12/2014 3:56:47 AM PST by Makana
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To: Makana

Much like the lead story of the boston bombings and the complete news black out of the California grid attack.


2 posted on 02/12/2014 4:00:30 AM PST by ronnie raygun (zippy the a##clown sez..............................)
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To: Makana

Obama wants to control the media. That is what dictators do. As long as he can’t control FR.


3 posted on 02/12/2014 4:07:27 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Makana

So is the FCC going to take all the NBC propaganda networks, including the government sponsored business channel and the atrociously Left MSNBC, off the air, or only Fox News?

The execs at CBS, serving nursing homes everywhere, and CNN, serving Communists everywhere, will be happy with that decision.


4 posted on 02/12/2014 4:08:28 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Makana

Unless they investigate PBS, another feral grubment shakedown artist.


5 posted on 02/12/2014 4:08:46 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Makana

Take a look at NPR...They tilt so far left, they make Lenin look like a conservative.

What? They are only going to look at conservative stations? Never mind...


6 posted on 02/12/2014 4:09:02 AM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Makana

Ve vill tell you what to report on, what to watch and what to believe.

I guess “we the people” are just too informed still and need to be dumbed down and indoctrinated even harder so that the ‘Obama Utopia’ can come to pass in our lifetimes. No matter how short a time we have left to live them.


7 posted on 02/12/2014 4:09:20 AM PST by The Working Man
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To: Makana

Obama hates our 1st and 2nd Amendments.

Totalitarians power is not compatible with the truth. It is like daylight to cockroaches. They cannot survive exposure.


8 posted on 02/12/2014 4:11:32 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: Makana

Title does not match source.


9 posted on 02/12/2014 4:13:04 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: Makana

Well, old What’s His Name did say something about a pen and a telephone. He might have had a conversation with his already stacked FCC about talk radio and FOX. They are talking about overthrowing this transformative government through that darned ballot box. Can’t have that now, can we.


10 posted on 02/12/2014 4:22:46 AM PST by JimSEA
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To: ronnie raygun

I’m glad they’re focusing so much on Governor Christie here in NJ; I don’t think he ever intended to run for president, and he’ll continue winning here in NJ because he’ll take on the teachers’ unions. In the meantime, the real potential presidential candidates can continue their campaigns.


11 posted on 02/12/2014 4:24:24 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Makana

Cleverly disguised way of putting the government in control of broadcast media. You will say what we want you to say or you’re off the air.

So now this corrupt administration is harassing its enemies through the fcc as well as the irs.


12 posted on 02/12/2014 4:30:57 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Makana

Brent Bozell’s organization - and the information they’ve been collecting for years - might really come in handy at this point.


13 posted on 02/12/2014 4:41:42 AM PST by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Makana

Pravda


14 posted on 02/12/2014 4:59:46 AM PST by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of "gun free zones"?)
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To: ilovesarah2012
What's next ?
Ask the owners of newspapers in Venezuela...
15 posted on 02/12/2014 5:43:24 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Makana

Censorship. Communists love Censorship. Liberals are nothing but communists.


16 posted on 02/12/2014 5:47:50 AM PST by CodeToad (When ignorance rules a person's decision they are resorting to superstition.)
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To: Makana
"Critical Information Needs", with the government deciding what is "Critical Information" and what is not.

Latest updates on the Global Climate Change crisis, and the latest dirt on Chris Christie = critical information.

Benghazi, and anything unflattering about Obamacare = not critical.

17 posted on 02/12/2014 5:54:47 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Makana

18 posted on 02/12/2014 6:05:50 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Makana
Utterly unsurprising.

We are in a Soviet coup. Period. At some point the killing begins.

19 posted on 02/12/2014 6:12:06 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz
"At some point the killing begins"

That would be those ammunition purchases - right?

20 posted on 02/12/2014 7:42:08 AM PST by I am Richard Brandon (center)
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To: txrefugee

Giving in already?That’s NOT the question,ever heard of freedom of the press? Tell the FCC to go to hell.


21 posted on 02/12/2014 11:12:44 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: Lazamataz

Only one way into Valhalla...

If there should be war, then let it be in my time that my children may know peace.


22 posted on 02/12/2014 11:21:13 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: CodeToad

Rep. Clyburn Likens American Media To Nazi Propagandists (from 8-22-13)
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/318089-clyburn-likens-extreme-right-wing-media-to-nazi-propagandists

Clyburn Speaks on Media Ownership at Senate Confirmation Hearing
http://politic365.com/2012/12/06/fcc-commissioner-mignon-clyburn-speaks-on-media-ownership-at-senate-confirmation-hearing/
(This is Clyburn’s daughter...an FCC Obamz Czar)


23 posted on 02/21/2014 9:27:32 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: TurboZamboni

Bookmark


24 posted on 02/21/2014 2:43:09 PM PST by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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