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Obama to "monitor" newsrooms; control speech?
Posted - 2/20/2014 1:46:42 PM | show profile | flag this post
In an absolutely unconscionable attack on dissent from the administration's dangerous agenda, the FCC will place government "monitors" in TV and radio newsroomss.
The FCC is headed by Obama appointee Ajit Pai and the presence of its "monitors" will certainly have a chilling impact on any outlet that declines to carry the president's water.
Every dictatorship in the era of electronic communications...beginning with the telegraph...has sought to influence or control the media to thwart opposition and advance its agenda.
Every poster on this forum...especially those who claim media ties...should be outraged. But I have a hunch it will ONLY be conservatives who voice concern. The FCC will be doing for the left wing and Democrats what they could not otherwise do.
Posted - 2/20/2014 1:57:07 PM | show profile | flag this post
Move to Missouri, cruzo!
They've got a budget for tin foil hats there.
You may qualify for a free fitting!
Posted - 2/20/2014 2:11:45 PM | show profile | flag this post
As always, etwinkie doesn't dissent from what I posted
because he can't. My post was absolutely accurate.
etwinkie's ONLY option was to launch a personal attack on me...thereby changing the subject and taking the focus off of the FCC's unconscionable action.
Posted - 2/20/2014 2:22:10 PM | show profile | flag this post
when you compare the democratically elected President of the United States to "Every dictatorship in the era of electronic communications..." do you really expect anyone to take you seriously?
If so, you really need that Missouri tin foil hat subsidy.
Posted - 2/20/2014 2:27:53 PM | show profile | flag this post
where was your outrage when THIS happened; http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/bush-planted-fake-news-stories-on-american-tv-480172.html
Posted - 2/20/2014 2:34:03 PM | show profile | flag this post
And rather than reading...
a highly biased opinion site to get your info, cruzo, maybe you should look at the actual FCC plan:
It's not "monitoring" newsrooms, but a survey of how local newsrooms are addressing the needs of the communities they are licensed to serve.
Posted - 2/20/2014 3:16:57 PM | show profile | flag this post
"a survey of how local newsrooms are addressing the needs"
If you believe that, pal, I have a bridge for sale...REALLY cheap.
EVERY Democrat scheme has a cover story...and "addressing the needs" is the cover for Obama's intimidation attempt against the media.
|it's just tv folks||
Posted - 2/20/2014 3:28:44 PM | show profile | flag this post
dumfkchuck really needs to get a Missouri Tin Foil Hat.
btw dumfk, I thought all news people were evil librulz.
|it's just tv folks||
Posted - 2/20/2014 3:30:14 PM | show profile | flag this post
How does dumfkchuck define "infrequent"?
Posted - 2/20/2014 3:36:47 PM | show profile | flag this post
Thanks for entertaining...
our "casual readers," cruzo.
By now, they've read the proposal I linked to and are laughing their butts off at how you've been duped into believing in yet another far-right wing conspiracy theory.
Read the report.
The FCC is not "putting monitors in newsrooms" -- the contractor has proposed a census in which they will monitor newscasts for a week at a time from local stations, websites or coverage in newspapers and conduct a survey with station management and reporters on their perceptions as well as surveys with viewers, web users and newspaper readers in the various markets to poll what each stakeholder sees as priorities in news coverage.
But thanks for the laugh, cruzo.
Is there ANY conspiracy theory you WON'T fall for?
Posted - 2/20/2014 5:32:16 PM | show profile | flag this post
The only "priorities" they'll be looking for are
whether or not the news stories are favorable to Obama and Democrats. If not then the intimidation starts.
Posted - 2/20/2014 5:43:59 PM | show profile | flag this post
It's Benghazi All Over Again!
This is an outrage! cruiser has made an idiot of himself all over again by egregiously misunderstanding his own post.
Then he falls back on the right wing mantra that "this will lead to that and then the other thing!"
Posted - 2/20/2014 6:15:27 PM | show profile | flag this post
Careful going down this slippery slope.
Posted - 2/20/2014 6:37:17 PM | show profile | flag this post
this slippery slope
More knowledge is dangerous.
Let's jump to conclusions on this as fast as we can.
And funny how only right wing "news" sites are reporting this.
Hmmmm. Could be egregious.
Fortunately for Quinn, con (under all his names) cruiser, et al, they have nothing to fear. They don't go anywhere near newsrooms.
Posted - 2/20/2014 7:06:30 PM | show profile | flag this post
let's jump to conclusions on this as fast as we can while claimerating others are doing the same.
who knew the rtdna was this>> "right wing "news" sites "?
"More knowledge is dangerous."
which is why the left rarely seeks it out...
Posted - 2/20/2014 7:13:54 PM | show profile | flag this post
Aww, now you've gone and done it, con
You referenced the RTNDA's position and now the left wing fringe can't credibly deny what's happening.
Posted - 2/20/2014 7:23:09 PM | show profile | flag this post
No one in news likes this idea.
But you guys are really stretching. This is an excellent example of what happens when people who know nothing about the business try to behave as though they do.
And blaming Obama? cruiser wakes up with another boil on his @ss and blames Obama. "My cereal is soggy! Another example of Obama's corruption!" hollers the old man.
This is over your head boys.
Posted - 2/20/2014 7:57:24 PM | show profile | flag this post
Thus the slippery slope.... I knew you would get it eventually.
Posted - 2/20/2014 8:10:07 PM | show profile | flag this post
Now Now cowboy
Don't go all self congratulations on me pardner!
I see the logic of the idea the FCC had, but it's bad in practice and in appearance it's appalling.
Slippery slope? That's a leap. Very conspiratorial.
cruiser's contention is simply out of whack, egregiously so. Calling this an Obama plot to control the media. Tin foil hat time!
Your point is not that far off, I'll give you that. It's a dumb idea and the FCC should dump it.
Posted - 2/20/2014 8:44:17 PM | show profile | flag this post
I agree with you. Bad idea. Dump it.
Cruiser tends to veer off into the Alex Jones lane from time to time.
Sometimes cruiser will blame stuff on President Obama.
Most days cruiser is quite reasonable and well researched.
Commissioner Ajit Pai wrote this op-ed in the Wall Street Journal.
The FCC Wades Into the Newsroom
Posted - 2/21/2014 12:11:15 AM | show profile | flag this post
i wonder how many newsrooms.. and companies..
will have the guts to tell them to go piss in their hats..refuse them access to the newsroom or the news gathering process at all..
it's only gonna take a couple of them to start a mass movement..which is devoutly to be hoped for..
Posted - 2/21/2014 9:02:25 AM | show profile | flag this post
should have read the RTNDA's response. The gist is that the FCC is looking into the effects of consolidation of news media ownership and checking to see if it's having unintended impact on local audience access to news.
It's not, as cruzo suggests, a plan to put "government monitors in TV and radio newsrooms."
Posted - 2/21/2014 10:18:55 AM | show profile | flag this post
"having unintended impact on local audience access"
"Unintended" by whose standards? This is a thinly-disguised attempt to intimidate conservative talk radio and those few media ownership groups that do not obediently conform to the "mainstream's" leftist "norm" by dutifully parroting the left's talking points.
The entire raison d'etre of the "free" press in this country is freedom from interference, intimidation and/or censorship by government...indeed the freedom to investigate government and expose policies and/or actions that are inimical to the founding principles of this country.
Posted - 2/21/2014 11:59:35 AM | show profile | flag this post
Oh, THAT's the conspiracy, cruzo?
No right wing talk show is even affected by this census.
It focuses on news, cruzo, not silly little talk shows.
Again, read the actual proposal.
But, cruzo, you are proving you will fall for ANY conspiracy theory.
Posted - 2/21/2014 12:15:04 PM | show profile | flag this post
well, of COURSE he will..
he's being paid to do just that, eta...