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FCC backs off newsroom survey plan
Fox News ^ | February 21, 2014 | FoxNews.com

Posted on 02/21/2014 1:49:14 PM PST by Timber Rattler

The Federal Communications Commission announced Friday that it was putting on hold a controversial study of American newsrooms, after complaints from Republican lawmakers and media groups that the project was too intrusive.

FCC spokeswoman Shannon Gilson said Chairman Tom Wheeler agreed with critics that some of the study's proposed questions for reporters and news directors "overstepped the bounds of what is required."

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1 posted on 02/21/2014 1:49:14 PM PST by Timber Rattler
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To: Timber Rattler

Yeah, like we believe them.


2 posted on 02/21/2014 1:50:25 PM PST by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: Timber Rattler
"overstepped the bounds of what is required."

NOTHING IS REQUIRED!

3 posted on 02/21/2014 1:51:17 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Timber Rattler

Yes, however they will come back with something else similar, there are few watchdogs and they can seemingly do as they please with impunity.


4 posted on 02/21/2014 1:52:18 PM PST by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: Timber Rattler
...putting on hold...

Translation: Waiting for all the hubbub to die down, then sneak it in with no announcement (and tell the media to not say a word).

5 posted on 02/21/2014 1:52:24 PM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Timber Rattler

Right. I believe them. You betcha.

The Greatest President of the past 120 years, Ronald Wilson Reagan said: “Trust but verify”.

I want to see concrete proof that there are NO “Political Officers” walking within 1,000 yards of any newsroom.


6 posted on 02/21/2014 1:53:09 PM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: right way right

This indicates two vital things:

1) They can still BE backed down. This may not be a
permanent condition, but it opens a window.

2) They are not ready (yet) to “go to the mat” on
anything unimportant. Yet. They still fear a
large public blow-back.

These conditions will not last long.


7 posted on 02/21/2014 1:53:53 PM PST by William of Barsoom (In Omnia, Paratus)
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To: Timber Rattler

“On hold” does not mean cancelled.

Repubs should demand the firing of those responsible, demand the entire notion be repudiated by the POS-IC.


8 posted on 02/21/2014 1:54:30 PM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: right way right

No ... really ... I won’t do it ... I promise.


9 posted on 02/21/2014 1:55:01 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Timber Rattler

They’ll be back with something “less” intrusive. Like cameras on only the editors office or some other BS. This is how the libs start every tyrannical idea.

They nip at us little by little. The average dumbass falls for the “lesser” idea by saying, “it doesn’t matter to me. I don’t work in a newsroom.” or “someone needs to keep these people in order”.


10 posted on 02/21/2014 1:55:04 PM PST by albie
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To: Timber Rattler

“Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.”
Otto von Bismarck


11 posted on 02/21/2014 1:55:51 PM PST by mykroar (We fight, get beat, rise, and fight again. - Nathanael Greene)
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To: Timber Rattler
On hold. Not canceled. Not eliminated. Not killed. Just waiting for another try, rebranded with a new name and a blander cover story.

They'll call it the Bo Snerdly Program Observer Service...

(We can call it a BS-POS)

12 posted on 02/21/2014 1:57:58 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: Timber Rattler

I am looking to find these “eight categories of ‘critical information’ that we believe local newscasters should cover”, as the quoted study said.

They refer to CIN’s (Critical Information Needs) and how to manage them.

HERE’S A LITTLE GEM: “Data will be acquired from DateLine Media, a media monitoring corporation based in Honolulu,
Hawaii. “


13 posted on 02/21/2014 1:58:38 PM PST by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: Timber Rattler

The FCC will wait till the controversy blows over, then it will go ahead...probably when everyone is distracted by something else.


14 posted on 02/21/2014 2:01:29 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy

Yep, they will do it anyway, quietly


15 posted on 02/21/2014 2:02:03 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude
“On hold” does not mean cancelled.

Correct.

Repubs should demand the firing of those responsible, demand the entire notion be repudiated by the POS-IC.

LOL — because the "opposition party" opposes what's going on?
No, they are complicit and there is no difference between the Republican and Democrat party.

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16 posted on 02/21/2014 2:02:40 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Appendix E of the study lists the complete hit list of Internet sites that will be “crawled” to check on how CIN’s are being covered.

They monitor newspaper, television, local government public affairs sites, university portals, and some websites. Only sites in either AZ or NY are mentioned.


17 posted on 02/21/2014 2:06:00 PM PST by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: William of Barsoom

Similar to how the DHS backed off this week, on collecting nationwide license plate data, “to track undocumented immigrants”, after ICE said it had no knowledge of the program....


18 posted on 02/21/2014 2:09:11 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: Timber Rattler; Nachum; null and void

Here’s a partial list of the things they’re monitoring (what they call CIN’s):

* Health and welfare;
*Education - including information about schools;
*Transportation – including available options, schedules
and costs;
*Economic opportunities, including job openings, job training and information and small business assistance;
*Environment, including air and water quality, and access to parks and other recreation;
*Civic information, including what civic institutions and opportunities to associate with other people are
available;
*Political information, including information about candidates at all levels, information about public policy initiatives affecting your community and neighborhood...


19 posted on 02/21/2014 2:10:55 PM PST by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: Timber Rattler

They’ll be back.


20 posted on 02/21/2014 2:13:17 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Maybe we need a studay of the CRAP they are doing at the FCC.

Yet another agency that has become even more useless over time if not at the beginning.

Eliminate the FCC, Depts of Energy, Education, Housing, the EPA, Commerce, Transportation, etc.

All useless and a waste of money on bloated bureaucracies.


21 posted on 02/21/2014 2:14:16 PM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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To: Timber Rattler

When I wrote articles for the local paper they were randomly edited for political correctness. Something that was politically unacceptable in one flew just fine in another one. There was no ryme or reason. I asked the editor for a list of what she looked for and her response was, “Oh, I just know it when I see it.” These were articles intended to feature the paper’s advertisers. Sometimes she’d take stuff out and tell me, “Oh, that was too pro-business.” (She was an old Volvo driving hippy from the ‘60’s and thought “business” and “profit” were bad words. I laughed when she got laid off because they weren’t making any “profit.”)

The sheer randomness of the censorship made it impossible to write even a single sentence. I’d self-sensor and end up with writer’s block. Finally, I decided to write the most outrageous stuff I could think of. That broke the writer’s block and some of it made it into print and some didn’t.

Just the thought that somebody with a known viewpoint is going to read something, especially somebody connected to the body regulating your business, would serve to self-sensor what they might not like.


22 posted on 02/21/2014 2:14:50 PM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Timber Rattler

Just *WHO* @ the FFC thought of this stupid idea...that’s what I want to know.


23 posted on 02/21/2014 2:26:07 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Timber Rattler

“...overstepped the bounds of what is required.”

Yep. Because NOTHING should be required. Check the First Amendment, and then find the clause in the US Constitution that authorizes fedgov to be in the ‘communications’ business in any way.


24 posted on 02/21/2014 2:34:58 PM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: Timber Rattler

“putting on hold” means waiting until they can be slipped in under the radar. This is not good news. “Killed the plan” would be good news.


25 posted on 02/21/2014 2:36:43 PM PST by aimhigh
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To: Timber Rattler
Daylight once again sends the cockroaches scurrying...

...and once under their rocks, the 'story' disappears, and the criminal perps are never identified and made accountable (like maybe fired?!

I am sick of this crap. Observe From ten days ago!:

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. [Feb 10, 2014]

Oh by the Way is Anyone Paying Attention?

Where are our Conservative members of the House and the Senate?
Representing our interests or their own?

Why aren't they asking who originated this clearly unconstitutional abomination?
Not what office.
What individual?

Who originated this thing?
Who approved it?
Who allowed it to actually be implemented?

NAMES, DAMMIT!!!
Wake up, GOP!

26 posted on 02/21/2014 2:41:53 PM PST by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: Timber Rattler

Liars. They’ll just be more discreet now.


27 posted on 02/21/2014 2:43:23 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Timber Rattler
"putting on hold"

A Marxist term for ,"OK we'll do it behind the scenes and you won't know about it". Sort of like, "You have to pass the bill to find out what's in it".

28 posted on 02/21/2014 2:45:33 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Old Sarge

Owned by Mignon Ckyburn, daughter of one of the Black Congressional Caucasians!


29 posted on 02/21/2014 2:59:24 PM PST by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: publius911

You spell it Barak Hussein Obama!


30 posted on 02/21/2014 3:03:57 PM PST by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: zerosix

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

Obama to Nominate Mignon Clyburn for FCC Post (5-1-2009)
http://www.dmwmedia.com/news/2009/05/01/obama-to-nominate-mignon-clyburn-for-fcc-post

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/

( 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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_w4Xulsjo5I


31 posted on 02/21/2014 3:17:38 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: Timber Rattler

“FCC spokeswoman Shannon Gilson said Chairman Tom Wheeler agreed with critics that some of the study’s proposed questions for reporters and news directors “overstepped the bounds of what is required.”

Not good enough. Tell that Nazi slut that she’s goosestepping on the 1st amendment and if she continues, we have a choice of lampposts to hang her Nazi ass.

Here’s the equation: You threaten us, we threaten you.


32 posted on 02/21/2014 3:30:02 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: phormer phrog phlyer

It’s the Overton Window...

They start at 1... Move to 10... EVERYBODY screams... They Retreat to 6 or 7... Everyone is happy and we move along... But now the starting point is 6 or 7 & not 1...

This is how it has been done for 100+ years with Progressives....


33 posted on 02/21/2014 3:34:49 PM PST by bfh333 (William Wallace was right! ~~~ FRRRREEEEEEEEEEEDOM ~~~)
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To: bfh333

bump


34 posted on 02/21/2014 3:35:10 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Howie66

Why bother with political commissars when the left media will dutifully report whatever dear leader says as gospel?


35 posted on 02/21/2014 3:46:04 PM PST by RKBA Democrat (Having some small say in who gets to hold the whip doesn't make you any less a slave.)
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To: jeffc
Translation: Waiting for all the hubbub to die down, then sneak it in with no announcement (and tell the media to not say a word).

First it'll start out as a 'limited study' with 'researchers'. They'll never go away. The incremental end result is a Zampolit in every newsroom.

Like a stiletto wound, they always start small and expand.

36 posted on 02/21/2014 3:46:51 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Timber Rattler

The fact that it was even suggested is reason for anger.


37 posted on 02/21/2014 4:24:58 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: zerosix; Timber Rattler

This is basically just another try at the “fairness doctrine” and also an attempt to get large amounts of the airwaves set aside for Obama’s stalking horse, the supposedly oppressed minority. There is considerable black ownership of programs, frequencies, etc. and this is not necessary; it’s all an attempt to use blacks as a front for extending leftist government control, and also to rev up his black base (for whom he has done absolutely nothing and who are worse off than when he got elected) for 2014.


38 posted on 02/21/2014 4:37:45 PM PST by livius
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To: Timber Rattler
com·mis·sar (kŏm′ĭ-sär′) n. 1. a. An official of the Communist Party in charge of political indoctrination and the enforcement of party loyalty. 2. A person who tries to control public opinion.
39 posted on 02/21/2014 4:52:46 PM PST by Einherjar
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To: jeffc

UCOD


40 posted on 02/21/2014 4:56:12 PM PST by getarope (Jesus is coming soon, and boy is he PISSED!)
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To: Timber Rattler

Good news.....wonder what the revised survey will look like.

It’s amazing that only one person at the FCC thought this was a really bad idea. Without Pai stepping up and writing the op-ed, the FCC seemed fine with the original study.


41 posted on 02/21/2014 5:35:13 PM PST by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: RKBA Democrat

I believe the intention is to put a huge bulls-eye on Fox News, El Rushbo, The Great One, etc.

You know, the people that report the TRUTH and the FACTS about what this Tyrant and his Regime is up to.

The Lame Stream Media is already firmly entrenched on the plantation.


42 posted on 02/21/2014 5:37:54 PM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: Timber Rattler

yeh its called backing out of the swamp. They were up to their azz in alligators. LOL!!


43 posted on 02/21/2014 5:49:55 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: albie

You are so right. It frustrates me to no end to hear people say “as long as it keeps me safe” or “ I have nothing to hide”, regarding NSA stuff. And you cannot reason them out of that mindset no matter the logic.


44 posted on 02/21/2014 6:43:19 PM PST by lovesdogs
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To: Timber Rattler

If you like your first amendment rights, you can keep your first amendment rights. Period.


45 posted on 02/21/2014 8:55:45 PM PST by BAW ("If you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan. Period.")
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To: Timber Rattler

The threat is there.


46 posted on 02/21/2014 8:56:47 PM PST by petitfour
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To: Old Sarge

Is that where Snowden worked?


47 posted on 02/21/2014 9:01:01 PM PST by petitfour
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To: OneWingedShark
Can't have an Imperium without a God-Emperor.


48 posted on 02/21/2014 9:39:35 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
That's a good one — but I kinda like this one a bit more.


49 posted on 02/21/2014 9:47:42 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark
Of course we know his true loyalties.


50 posted on 02/21/2014 9:54:39 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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