Skip to comments.Why is the Obama Administration Putting Government Monitors in Newsrooms?
Posted on 02/18/2014 3:32:28 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
The Obama Administrations Federal Communication Commission (FCC) is poised to place government monitors in newsrooms across the country in an absurdly draconian attempt to intimidate and control the media.
Before you dismiss this assertion as utterly preposterous (we all know how that turned out when the Tea Party complained that it was being targeted by the IRS), this bombshell of an accusation comes from an actual FCC Commissioner.
FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai reveals a brand new Obama Administration program that he fears could be used in pressuring media organizations into covering certain stories.
As Commissioner Pai explains in the Wall Street Journal:
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.
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."
In fact, the FCC is now expanding the bounds of regulatory powers to include newspapers, which it has absolutely no authority over, in its new government monitoring program.
(Excerpt) Read more at aclj.org ...
The United States Just Finished 46th in a Press-Freedom Contest
Marxist/facist Stalinist bastard!
Democrats love this kind of stuff.
I’ll bet they won’t be in FNC’s newsroom. I hope.
George Orwell just”Jumped The Gun”By 30-Years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yet no one (except maybe Cruz) even tries to stop him.
We are becoming the old Soviet Union faster than I believed could happen.
if these are living breathing persons , they will have certain concerns , certain fears . they are only human .
The question is not why is he doing this—the question is, how can he get way with doing this? He has absolutely no authority to do so. In fact, Freedom of the press is pretty far up in the Bill of Rights IIRC .
Yeah, why does Obama need newsroom monitors? They’re all on his campaign staff anyway.
There is not Izvestia, (News), in Pravda, (Truth) and no Pravda in Izvestia.
For those who are too young to remember. Izvestia and Pravda were the two primary news dissemination organizations of the USSR.
It looks like we are going full circle doesn’t it?
When They’re Running Things!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Had the media vetted BO in 2007 and reported on his scandalous and illegal behavior since being elected then he never would have had the power to do this. He never would have been elected in the first place. They get what they deserve.
I trade Obama for....just about anyone at this point...
Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs?
what a mass of buzzwords and buzzphrases....
“critical information needs,” along with “perceived station bias” and “perceived responsiveness to underserved populations.”
“serving:....”critical information needs,”...such as reports on possible TERRORIST activity and Hurricane and Tornado info would be fine......but...Im certain thats not the intent of the REGIME
“perceived station bias”
that scares me to death!!!
these people think were all a pack of DUMMIES!
You can always deny entry or just shoot them when they walk through and and when questioned why it happened just holler “What difference does it make?”
That is the Obama way. Remember what he said:
While walking with the French president at Monticello, President Obama was heard saying, Thats the good thing about being president: I can do anything I want.
Surely this is a 4 year old story ... right ?
we live in a dictatorship (and not an American one, either)
get used to it
it will go a lot easier on you if you do
Medical Center won’t let patients watch Fox News
So you can imagine my surprise when I discovered a Michigan health care facility, funded by federal tax dollars, blocked Fox News Channel from its waiting room television sets.
The president of Family Health Care directed staff to block Fox News after a board member complained about our networks coverage of the Affordable Care Act, an employee told me.
The board member complained that patients were turning the channel to Fox News, said the employee who asked not to be identified for reasons related to the unemployment line. They are pro-ObamaCare and they felt (Foxs) stance did not mesh with our stance.
Family Health Care is a private, non-profit business that operates community health centers in five Michigan towns. According to the employee, the health centers have ObamaCare facilitators on site to help people apply for the program.
“the health centers have ObamaCare facilitators on site”
Why aren’t Americans outraged about this crap??? We are now ranked 46th in Freedom of the Press!!!!
I need more wine.
Barry wants the news stations to start rapping the news.
Ought to be entertaining...
Sooner or later...
IIRC, the presstitutes are members of the Communications Workers of America union.
They want MARXISM so why are they concerned?
They deserve it.
I’m utterly outraged..I have been since the evil drip debuted his FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE routine in 2008!
America has become Fat and Lazy! The easy life...has washed the grit out of them!
For now, anyway, it’s still legal to turn off your telescreen.
A few more years into King Barry’s Reign of Error, that freedom will just be a distant memory.
They’re getting what they want.
This would be a real hard to deny step towards socialism/tyranny
The Neo-Nazi’s are now in firm control of us.
Um, tell them to leave, and have them cited for trespass if they don’t.
these people think were all a pack of DUMMIES!....Collectively, we are.
Now keep in mind that this is being put forward as a voluntary program. So there’s allegedly an option to say “no thanks” and refuse to host the monitors.
Of course the fact that the monitor program was thought up, put together, implemented and managed by the organization that also just happens to make little things like LICENSING DECISIONS doen’t justify concerns about intimidation, conflicts of interest, etc ... right?
Nothing Obama does will be voluntary for long.
And when their license isn’t renewed?
This is straight our of the old Soviet playbook: Place political “officers” in all aspects of life, but especially in those industries or outlets that have a direct influence on public opinion.
The left have been doing something akin to that for years, in schools and college campuses throughout the country. Now, placing them in newsrooms and networks is an in-your-face reminder that the media must tow the government line.
You are so right. We are the old Soviet Union now.
Waiting for the gulags to be opened.
The media not only vetted him, the media created him.
I have yet to find a Russian willing to make the trade.
The question is not why is he doing thisthe question is, how can he get way with doing this? He has absolutely no authority to do so. In fact, Freedom of the press is pretty far up in the Bill of Rights IIRC .Laws are meaningless when no one is willing to enforce them.
Well, hard-of-hearing people are an underserved population.
Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!
To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...
Watch them do a 180 the minute a Republican administration is in office.
WAKE UP PEOPLE,WAKE UP.
Our TV feeds audio directly to my hearing aids.
I'm good to go.