Skip to comments.Joe Goebbels, Move over - The Alarming FCC Incursion
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 AllGov.com, 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 countrys budding mass communications systems did not fall into the hands of a select few. Todays 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. Lets 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 Its 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.
“Its not Fascism when we do it.”
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.
Of course the POS fdr wanted this.
History doesn’t repeat itself but sometimes it rhymes.
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.
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
Free speech means free to pass along your dissent, can’t have that in King Obama’s thiefdom.
I believe the “Minister of Propaganda” gig didn’t end very well for Mr. Goebbels and his family......
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.
OBAMAS 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.
— 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
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
...... the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron.
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.
Game, set, match. < /TFH >
They will find their own “jews” (conservatives, Christians, dissidents) to blame and persecute for the economic collapse.
...and what happens if these private corporations refuse to allow them on the premises?.....................