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Joe Goebbels, Move over - The Alarming FCC Incursion ^ | 02/21/2014 | Marilyn Assenheim

Posted on 02/21/2014 11:15:41 AM PST by harpu

The Federal Communications Commission is an “independent government agency” and was born when Congress signed the Communications Act of 1934. Its purpose, as reported by, was to prevent a monopoly of the airwaves: “Concerned over the growing power of large corporations and conglomerates…President Franklin Roosevelt wanted the FCC to make sure the country’s budding mass communications systems did not fall into the hands of a select few.” Today’s interpretation would add the caveat “unless that monopoly is the government.” Thursday, news broke that the FCC plans to plant “researchers” (read “agents”) in every print newsroom, internet news outlet, television station, radio and cable news network for a “study” they are conducting. The stated purpose of the “research” is “a study of critical information needs.”

These plans have been in the works for some time. Ajit Pai, Commissioner of the FCC, published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal on February 10 in which he voiced his concerns: “…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.” Mr. Pai continued by exposing the true agenda of the study: “The purpose of the CIN, according to the FCC, is to ferret out information from television and radio broadcasters about ‘the process by which stories are selected’ and how often stations cover ‘critical information needs,’ along with ‘perceived station bias’ and ‘perceived responsiveness to underserved populations.’”

Perceived responsiveness to “underserved population?” But who is “underserved” in a nation where network television reaches everyone with a television? Where radio is ubiquitous and skewed to local populations? More important, who is doing the “perceiving?”

In the WSJ, Mr. Pai provides part of the answer: “…the agency selected eight categories of ‘critical information’ such as the ‘environment’ and ‘economic opportunities,’ that it believes local newscasters should cover. It plans to ask station managers, news directors, journalists, television anchors and on-air reporters to tell the government about their ‘news philosophy’ and how the station ensures that the community gets critical information.”

That sounds familiar. Let’s put it this way; those concerns, including the not-so-thinly-veiled racial shibboleths, are the favorite stalking horses, ceaselessly flogged by The Lyin’ King.

The Blaze reports: “The FCC only has jurisdiction over the broadcast industry, not over cable news or print publications.” The latest information reports that a power-drunk FCC is seeking to correct that oversight. The Blaze quoted one concerned party:

Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice, a conservative legal group, said he worries it (CIN) could be used to intimidate certain news organizations into covering issues that government officials feel are important. “This is an extremely troubling and dangerous development that represents the latest in an ongoing assault on the Constitution by the Obama administration…We have seen a corrupt IRS unleashed on conservatives. We have seen an imperial president bypass Congress and change the law with executive orders. Now we see the heavy hand of the Obama administration poised to interfere with the First Amendment rights of journalists…It’s clear that the Obama administration is only interested in utilizing intimidation tactics – at the expense of Americans and the Constitution.”

The “Fairness Doctrine” narrowly avoided implementation by court order but this workaround would suit the regime even better. Prospective control of the media in its entirety, in a straightforward blitz on the first amendment. “News” agencies are, belatedly, concerned that Our Beloved Leader is infringing upon their inviolable “rights.” They are, to their amazement, discovering that their rights are as meaningless to The Dictator-In-Chief as is the rest of the Constitution. The “change” that is approaching is neither original nor quite what they might have “hoped” for. What The Lyin’ King is establishing is a redo of historical absolutism. The German National Socialist government could not have aspired to better.

Jay Sekulow stated: “The federal government has no place attempting to control the media, using the unconstitutional actions of repressive regimes to squelch free speech.’” This sentiment was also shared by Ajit Pai, in the WSJ: “…everyone should agree on this: The government has no place pressuring media organizations into covering certain stories.”

Well, perhaps not but, historically, it still happened. And history, whether or not the willfully ignorant that foisted The Lyin’ King on America understand, always repeats itself.

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: 1stadmendment; 1stamendment; fairnessdoctrine; fcc; firstamendment; news; obama
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1 posted on 02/21/2014 11:15:41 AM PST by harpu
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To: harpu

“Its not Fascism when we do it.”

2 posted on 02/21/2014 11:18:40 AM PST by marron
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To: harpu

And a quick check of the websites of ABC News, CBS News, and NBC news (along with a search for “fcc”), show NO stories being posted by the “news” networks on this. The fix is in. They know only Right-leaning news shows will be targeted.

3 posted on 02/21/2014 11:19:06 AM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: harpu

Of course the POS fdr wanted this.

History doesn’t repeat itself but sometimes it rhymes.

4 posted on 02/21/2014 11:19:16 AM PST by bicyclerepair (TERM LIMITS .......... TERM LIMITS .......... TERM LIMITS)
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To: harpu

This is Nazism. They might pull this kind of crap in Kenya but this is America. We have a Constitution and Bill of Rights in this country. If you know anyone who is not terrified by this, call the morgue and have them come pick up the body. They are obviously dead.

5 posted on 02/21/2014 11:20:06 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (As government expands, liberty contracts. - President Ronald W. Reagan)
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6 posted on 02/21/2014 11:21:48 AM PST by Travis McGee (
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Its the Fairness Doctrine 2.0..its what the far left wants..nothing but liberal media 24/7..wanna know how disgusting this thing is, even Alan Colmes is against it, yeah even that broken clock worked for once

7 posted on 02/21/2014 11:24:04 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: harpu

Free speech means free to pass along your dissent, can’t have that in King Obama’s thiefdom.

8 posted on 02/21/2014 11:25:22 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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I believe the “Minister of Propaganda” gig didn’t end very well for Mr. Goebbels and his family......

9 posted on 02/21/2014 11:26:21 AM PST by 230FMJ (...from my cold, dead, fingers.)
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To: harpu
yeah..the American Democratic Party =
the American Neo-NAZI Party =
the German National Socialist Workers Party

10 posted on 02/21/2014 11:26:34 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: harpu
Just released photo of obozo's pick to run the new FCC program.

11 posted on 02/21/2014 11:30:00 AM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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The advent of mass electronic media has been a boon for the democrat/communist media/entertainment propaganda complex. The average person is now saturated with an overwhelming barrage of lies 24/7. The “media researchers” only cements the communists’ grip on this information stream.

Goebbels never dreamed this kind of power.

12 posted on 02/21/2014 11:33:11 AM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: harpu

News Kommisars.

13 posted on 02/21/2014 11:34:58 AM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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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.

— Thomas Jefferson “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”

A prophecy fulfilled
“As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron.”
- - - H. L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920

14 posted on 02/21/2014 11:43:53 AM PST by Dqban22
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Rep. Clyburn Likens American Media To Nazi Propagandists (from 8-22-13)

Obama to Nominate Mignon Clyburn for FCC Post (5-1-2009)

Clyburn Speaks on Media Ownership at Senate Confirmation Hearing

( Jame Clyburn’s daughter...FCC Obamz Kommissar )

Hear the children, don’t turn around, oh oh
Der Kommissar’s in town, oh oh
He’s got the power and you’re so weak
And you’re frustration will not let you speak

Don’t turn around, oh oh
Der Kommissar’s in town, oh oh
And if he talks to you then you’ll know why
The more you live, the faster you will die

15 posted on 02/21/2014 11:45:36 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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“...... the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron.”

Prophetic indeed!

16 posted on 02/21/2014 11:52:05 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: Dick Bachert
The white house has a prettier face for the same old tyranny. • "Maya Shankar is a senior policy advisor at the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy. Her mandate is to supervise the organization of a federal government ‘nudge squad’ that will subtly change the behaviors of bureaucrats — and the rest of us. The book ‘Nudge’ has become a bible for advocates of ‘choice architecture’ decision-making in government." -Gateway Pundit AND when "nudge" doesn't work? I frequently will troll Democrat dot com or democratunderground daily kossak just to see what they are ranting on about over there. Oddly, they are silent on this issue. They already know what this is targeted at. They are 100% aware they own 90% of all the media in this country.
17 posted on 02/21/2014 11:52:46 AM PST by Organic Panic
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To: harpu
Ok, tin foil hat < TFH > on:

The powers-that-be know that there will be an economic collapse. This FCC move is just the latest in preparation for the "final solution".

When your dollar is worth half of what it is today, illegals will be willing to undercut every American worker, so the elites want them around.

When the EBT cards are worth half of their value today, riots are going to break out.

When riots break out, they want no one to have ammunition, so the govmint buys up all the ammunition.

When more riots break out, the elites do not want the people to have guns, so they are pushing ever so hard for gun control, registration and confiscation.

To add to the chaos, the govmint is allowing terrorist to infiltrate the borders and cause all kinds of harm.

News rooms will be monitored and controlled by the govmint.

Marshal Law. Arrests and more arrests. Internet cut-off. More propaganda for the state controlled media.

Suspended elections.

Game, set, match. < /TFH >


18 posted on 02/21/2014 11:56:52 AM PST by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V OR -9th plus -10th equals V)
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They will find their own “jews” (conservatives, Christians, dissidents) to blame and persecute for the economic collapse.

19 posted on 02/21/2014 11:58:04 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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...and what happens if these private corporations refuse to allow them on the premises?.....................

20 posted on 02/21/2014 12:00:27 PM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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