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Is Obama trying to kill a free press?
Fox News ^ | Feb 20, 2014 | Jay Sekulow/

Posted on 02/21/2014 7:38:11 AM PST by Innovative

The FCC is launching a new study, taking upon itself the task of deciding what news the public “needs” to hear, versus the news the public wants to hear. The agency will conduct a “General Population Survey” that will “measure community members’ actual and perceived critical information needs.”

Got that? What you think (perceive) you need to know is different from what the government says you need to know.

Next, the FCC will send monitors to newsrooms across the country who will ask questions regarding the “philosophy” of the newsroom, inquire about possible conflicts between reporters and their bosses, and even determine how much influence each individual has in deciding what to report.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cin; fcc; firstamendment; freedomofpress; freedomofspeech; obama; pressminders; propagandapolice
Constitution, RIP.
1 posted on 02/21/2014 7:38:11 AM PST by Innovative
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To: Innovative

I would not even bother to listen to any news that’s been “vetted” by a low-IQ marshmallow major gubmit dork.

Of course, the current news has already been “vetted” by a low-IQ marshmallow major MSM dork.

So, perhaps, there’s no real change, eh?

Thankfully, there’s the internet...and no what the gubmit does, we geeks have ways to get around them.


2 posted on 02/21/2014 7:40:46 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Innovative

He does not like anything about our Constitution, so that fits.


3 posted on 02/21/2014 7:41:04 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Innovative

Gee, ya think?


4 posted on 02/21/2014 7:41:05 AM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Innovative

Here is a WSJ article written by Ajit Pai, a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission :

The FCC Wades Into the Newsroom.

Why is the agency studying ‘perceived station bias’ and asking about coverage choices?

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304680904579366903828260732

“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. “


5 posted on 02/21/2014 7:41:15 AM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

I would strongly opine, that “yes” they are in the process, right now.

Fox seems to be the only free and opposing media outlet.

It will be very instructive, how they behave and how the Obama administration continues.

The government has no voice in the media.

None.


6 posted on 02/21/2014 7:41:32 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Da Coyote

The FCC regulates the internet too...


7 posted on 02/21/2014 7:42:13 AM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Da Coyote

Oops, another Obamadork moment...that’s “no matter what”.

It’s the computer and Bush’s fault, d*mmit.


8 posted on 02/21/2014 7:42:32 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Innovative

This is how sin destroys.

News today is garbage and gossip.

In theory, people should be better informed.

It’s a low information country.

So somehow this might “ make sense” to some people.


9 posted on 02/21/2014 7:42:45 AM PST by ifinnegan
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

“The government has no voice in the media.”

You mean they SHOULD NOT have a voice.

I saw a couple of discussions on FoxNews about this — that if the FCC doesn’t like what you say, they can pull the station’s license...


10 posted on 02/21/2014 7:43:24 AM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

“Is Obama trying to kill a free press?”

Kill?

Why?

They are already Liberal eunichs!


11 posted on 02/21/2014 7:46:11 AM PST by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
The government has no voice in the media.

That is a nieve statement.

News rooms follow the Whitehouse talking points.

12 posted on 02/21/2014 7:46:50 AM PST by Dan(9698)
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To: Innovative
...the FCC will send monitors to newsrooms...

"Monitors"? Isn't the traditional job title "zampolit"?

13 posted on 02/21/2014 7:46:58 AM PST by omega4412
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To: Innovative

The FCC regulates the internet too...

There’s plans for satellite based net.

There are always work arounds.

When those don’t work, unlike the Ukraine, we’re armed.


14 posted on 02/21/2014 7:47:52 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Innovative

Fox I believe is the target in this, and Obama plans to move against Fox within the next two and a half years, it would appear perhaps.

This would be a huge conflict.

And it appears to be, being set-up right now.

Just saying. This is a step too far, by the government.

Back off government.


15 posted on 02/21/2014 7:48:00 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Innovative

In a word, yes. Next question?


16 posted on 02/21/2014 7:48:13 AM PST by Conservative4Ever (waiting for my Magic 8 ball to give me an answer)
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To: Innovative
Is Obama trying to kill a free press?

Yes, but it's gonna be difficult as the only free press is in Australia, New Zealand, Eastern Europe and Asia.

17 posted on 02/21/2014 7:55:06 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Innovative
Is Obama trying to kill a free press?

Well duh.

He's a communist, isn't he?

He wants gulags, too.

18 posted on 02/21/2014 8:00:02 AM PST by skeeter
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19 posted on 02/21/2014 8:01:01 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Innovative

Why ask a rhetorical question?


20 posted on 02/21/2014 8:05:17 AM PST by MortMan (Is a delayed shower a "stay of exablution"?)
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To: Innovative

Why would he need to do that?

98% of them would literally fellate him in public if he asked them to.


21 posted on 02/21/2014 8:05:25 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Innovative

He is simply trying to do to the media what he has already done to the healthcare system.


22 posted on 02/21/2014 8:07:15 AM PST by CMailBag
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To: Buckeye McFrog

OBAMA’S TOTALITARIAN COMPULSION

Following on the steps of Castro and Maduro, Obama is tightening his grip on the press, not conformed controlling 95% of the media, Obama is pushing towards the control of the whole 100%.

According to the international group “Reporters Without Borders” Index of Press Freedom the U.S. ranked 46, falling 13 places from last year.

Great Britain ranks 33, France 39, and Germany 14. Eastern European countries that were once under Soviet domination do fairly well, as the Czech Republic is ranked 13 and Poland is ranked 19.

The top three countries are Finland, Netherlands and Norway.


23 posted on 02/21/2014 8:23:15 AM PST by Dqban22
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To: Innovative

is obama trying to kill the 5% of the press that isn’t living in his colon?


24 posted on 02/21/2014 8:24:13 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Innovative

Ukraine - coming to a city near you.


25 posted on 02/21/2014 8:29:37 AM PST by NY.SS-Bar9 (Those that vote for a living outnumber those that work for one.)
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To: Innovative

The current mass media has been in love with Obama since 2006.

Now that some of them are finally seeing him for what he is, was & always will be, they are trying to censure what we get from the media.

Most of us have already put the media into the category of ‘we don’t trust you’.

Now, Obama wants to silence even the tripe we do get from the alphabet channels.


26 posted on 02/21/2014 8:34:47 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Innovative

“Is Obama trying to kill a free press?”

The premise of the question is absurd as it assumes a free press is alive.


27 posted on 02/21/2014 8:39:07 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

The “free” press wandered into the compound.
baraq is about to slam the gate shut.


28 posted on 02/21/2014 8:44:13 AM PST by Texas resident
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To: Jim Robinson

What’s the plan when one shows up, Jim?


29 posted on 02/21/2014 8:49:29 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I have a feeling this may be a line in the sand for people.


30 posted on 02/21/2014 8:52:28 AM PST by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of ingtheir political choices.")
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To: Innovative

EXACTLY!Obongo is trying to KILL THE US CONSTITUTION!!!!!


31 posted on 02/21/2014 8:55:31 AM PST by bandleader
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To: Innovative

“FCC Monitor” = Communist Political Commissar.

If Congress has any real desire to lead America they would impeach on this alone.


32 posted on 02/21/2014 8:58:37 AM PST by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: Innovative
I hope that Fox News and talk radio have plans to relocate to places like Canada so they can continue to broadcast from beyond the Obama curtain. I could easily see a time when we might be huddled in darkened rooms listening to clandestine short wave radio stations risking detention in “reeducation camps” should we be caught by authorities.
33 posted on 02/21/2014 9:02:48 AM PST by The Great RJ
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To: Innovative

Looks like the NSA wants to nip it in the bud before any transmission of news takes place?.

CHANGE it’s happening.


34 posted on 02/21/2014 9:03:42 AM PST by Vaduz
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