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Friday, December 10, 2010

Public Values Test

Peter,

I've been telling you of the activist types who wish to control media content to their own political ends. Well, the FCC (5 people are on this commission) listened and is considering broadcasters be subject to a new "public values test". These 5 people would determine the value of what is broadcast rather than you, the American public. And I can't wait to tell you the FCC's conditions for this "public values test"


Dr. Laura.

Hey folks,

Dr. Laura need not tell me. I already know. As they are moving to control the Internet. They also want to control the Radio. They pretty much always have wanted to do away with the Voices of Truth and Reason. It's HARD to, as Rep. John Dingell (D-MI), the Dean of the House of Representatives for being the longest serving member of the body puts it, "Control the People," when the TRUTH is so easy to get. When the State Run, Mainstream Media Drones, no longer control the information the People get, it's hard to fool the People.

So they take control of the Internet. They have already been shutting down some sites. That Bill sailed through Congress. Now they think their best bet to control the Radio is the new "Public Values Test."

Through treats and intimidation, the FCC will regulate what YOU hear. They will "finally," {in their minds} control the "Truth." The flow of information to the masses.

A Station would have to meet the following regulations to be "allowed" to renew their Broadcast License. They would have to:
prove they have made a meaningful commitment to public affairs and news programming, prove they are committed to diversity programming (for instance, by showing that they depict women and minorities), report more to the government about which shows they plan to air, require greater disclosure about who funds political ads and devote 25 percent of their prime-time coverage to local news.

This is serious folks, they actually think that THEY have the right to dictate to PRIVATE organizations what shows and what ADVERTISERS, how much the ADVERTISERS pay, and what the programing should be. The GOVERNMENT will control this.

Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) is not happy. I agree with him.

"I hope … that you do not mean to suggest that it is the job of the federal government, through the [FCC], to determine the content that is available for Americans to consume,” Barton wrote Monday in a letter to Copps.
That is EXACTLY what Copps is saying.

In his letter, Barton questioned whether Copps believes the government should reinstate the defunct Fairness Doctrine, a controversial standard that required broadcast licensees to offer "balanced" coverage. Critics saw it as an affront to free speech.

Barton also asked whether "five commissioners can do a better job of ensuring that Americans have access to a wide diversity of content and viewpoints than Americans can themselves by expressing their preferences ... in the vigorously competitive marketplace."

The Federal Communications Commission has an ongoing project about media diversity that promises to issue a report on whether Americans have access to adequate sources of news, but the effort has come under strong criticism and the FCC has not stated when the report will be released.
I say BANISH the FCC. We no longer need them. At least REEL in their power. They have too much.

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." Sound familiar?

Government has no Right, as a matter of fact they are FORBIDDEN to, control the Internet or Radio. We have the RIGHT to say whatever we chose, even if it goes against insane agendas. Even if it means we are interfering with the Government taking over too much Power and Control,,,wait,,THAT IS the reason we have this Right. To Protect OURSELVES from a Tyrannical Government. This is the thing that the Government wants to control? Think about it.
Peter

Sources:
The Hill - FCC push to regulate news draws fire

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