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Why is the Obama Administration Putting Government Monitors in Newsrooms?
aclj.org ^ | February 18, 2014 | Matthew Clark

Posted on 02/18/2014 3:32:28 PM PST by ilovesarah2012

The Obama Administration’s 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 ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1984; 1stamendment; censorship; demagogicparty; fairnessdoctrine; fcc; freepress; freespeech; impeachnow; memebuilding; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; politicalofficers; singlepartystate
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Please can we trade Obama for Putin?
1 posted on 02/18/2014 3:32:28 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

The United States Just Finished 46th in a Press-Freedom Contest

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/02/the-united-states-just-finished-46th-in-a-press-freedom-contest/283798/


2 posted on 02/18/2014 3:34:10 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Marxist/facist Stalinist bastard!


3 posted on 02/18/2014 3:34:15 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Democrats love this kind of stuff.


4 posted on 02/18/2014 3:34:41 PM PST by OKSooner ("As the riders went on by him, he heard one call his name...")
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To: ilovesarah2012
Insecurity, mistrust and control, commie-style.

5 posted on 02/18/2014 3:37:24 PM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I’ll bet they won’t be in FNC’s newsroom. I hope.


6 posted on 02/18/2014 3:38:32 PM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: ilovesarah2012

7 posted on 02/18/2014 3:38:45 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: ilovesarah2012

George Orwell just”Jumped The Gun”By 30-Years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


8 posted on 02/18/2014 3:39:06 PM PST by bandleader
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To: Jim Robinson

Yet no one (except maybe Cruz) even tries to stop him.

We are becoming the old Soviet Union faster than I believed could happen.


9 posted on 02/18/2014 3:39:27 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

if these are living breathing persons , they will have certain concerns , certain fears . they are only human .


10 posted on 02/18/2014 3:39:32 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: ilovesarah2012

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…….


11 posted on 02/18/2014 3:39:36 PM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Yeah, why does Obama need newsroom monitors? They’re all on his campaign staff anyway.


12 posted on 02/18/2014 3:39:51 PM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Interesting...

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?


13 posted on 02/18/2014 3:39:56 PM PST by The Working Man
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To: OKSooner

When They’re Running Things!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


14 posted on 02/18/2014 3:40:04 PM PST by bandleader
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To: OKSooner

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.


15 posted on 02/18/2014 3:40:16 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: ilovesarah2012

I trade Obama for....just about anyone at this point...

Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs?

what a mass of buzzwords and buzzphrases....

Underserved???

“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!


16 posted on 02/18/2014 3:40:24 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Because Herr Goebbels ordered it
17 posted on 02/18/2014 3:40:29 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: ilovesarah2012
The Spike...
18 posted on 02/18/2014 3:41:16 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: ilovesarah2012

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?”


19 posted on 02/18/2014 3:41:20 PM PST by maddog55
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To: basil

“No authority”

LOL

That is the Obama way. Remember what he said:

While walking with the French president at Monticello, President Obama was heard saying, “That’s the good thing about being president: I can do anything I want.”


20 posted on 02/18/2014 3:41:23 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Jim Robinson

Surely this is a 4 year old story ... right ?


21 posted on 02/18/2014 3:42:36 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

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


22 posted on 02/18/2014 3:44:39 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: MeshugeMikey

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 network’s 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 (Fox’s) 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.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/02/13/medical-center-wont-let-patients-watch-fox-news/

“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.


23 posted on 02/18/2014 3:45:17 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012
how often stations cover "critical information needs," along with "perceived station bias" and "perceived responsiveness to underserved populations."

Heh.
Barry wants the news stations to start rapping the news.

Ought to be entertaining...

24 posted on 02/18/2014 3:45:57 PM PST by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: maddog55

Sooner or later...


25 posted on 02/18/2014 3:47:10 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: ilovesarah2012

IIRC, the presstitutes are members of the Communications Workers of America union.


26 posted on 02/18/2014 3:47:16 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: OKSooner

They want MARXISM so why are they concerned?

They deserve it.


27 posted on 02/18/2014 3:48:13 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: ilovesarah2012

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!


28 posted on 02/18/2014 3:48:14 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: ilovesarah2012

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.


29 posted on 02/18/2014 3:48:26 PM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Any news org that don't promptly throw them out is not worth their salt.

30 posted on 02/18/2014 3:49:54 PM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: ilovesarah2012
It does seem a little unnecessary for 0bama to put monitors in news rooms.

Pat Caddell slams the media: They have become an “enemy of the people” Sept. 29, 2012(video 26:00)

Emotional Pat Caddell on the MSM ignoring Benghazi: “These people have no honor!” Oct. 27, 2012 (video at link 4:06)

The MSM are enemies of the people!

31 posted on 02/18/2014 3:50:06 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: dandiegirl

They’re getting what they want.


32 posted on 02/18/2014 3:51:37 PM PST by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

This would be a real hard to deny step towards socialism/tyranny


33 posted on 02/18/2014 3:52:03 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

The Neo-Nazi’s are now in firm control of us.


34 posted on 02/18/2014 3:52:43 PM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Um, tell them to leave, and have them cited for trespass if they don’t.


35 posted on 02/18/2014 3:53:21 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

these people think were all a pack of DUMMIES!....Collectively, we are.


36 posted on 02/18/2014 3:55:28 PM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: BitWielder1

Agreed.

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?

Right?


37 posted on 02/18/2014 3:55:40 PM PST by tanknetter
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To: tanknetter

Nothing Obama does will be voluntary for long.


38 posted on 02/18/2014 3:56:48 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: andyk

And when their license isn’t renewed?


39 posted on 02/18/2014 3:57:28 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

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.


40 posted on 02/18/2014 3:59:47 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: ought-six

You are so right. We are the old Soviet Union now.

Waiting for the gulags to be opened.


41 posted on 02/18/2014 4:00:44 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: dandiegirl

The media not only vetted him, the media created him.


42 posted on 02/18/2014 4:01:31 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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43 posted on 02/18/2014 4:02:56 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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Please can we trade Obama for Putin?

I have yet to find a Russian willing to make the trade.

44 posted on 02/18/2014 4:03:28 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: basil
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…….
Laws are meaningless when no one is willing to enforce them.



45 posted on 02/18/2014 4:06:06 PM PST by Bratch
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To: grobdriver
Barry wants the news stations to start rapping the news.

Well, hard-of-hearing people are an underserved population.

46 posted on 02/18/2014 4:06:07 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; Travis McGee; opentalk; ..

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...

47 posted on 02/18/2014 4:07:25 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: Pox

Watch them do a 180 the minute a Republican administration is in office.


48 posted on 02/18/2014 4:08:05 PM PST by xp38
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To: Jim Robinson

WAKE UP PEOPLE,WAKE UP.


49 posted on 02/18/2014 4:08:42 PM PST by onthegulf
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To: Billthedrill
hard-of-hearing people are an underserved population.

Heh.
Our TV feeds audio directly to my hearing aids.
I'm good to go.

50 posted on 02/18/2014 4:13:25 PM PST by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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