FCC to police and question media, websites regarding content

We knew this was coming, and it has arrived. An assault via the FCC on bloggers, conservative radio, and any other media that the regime perceives as a threat.There were rumbles of it some years ago, but now, with nothing to lose, the first salvo is launched. Well worth the full read. Here we go:

The Federal Communications Commission is planning a broad probe of political speech across  media platforms, an unprecedented move that raises serious First Amendment  concerns.

The FCC’s proposed “Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs,” which  is set to begin a field test in a single market with an eye toward a  comprehensive study in 2014, would collect a remarkably wide range of  information on demographics, point of view, news topic  selection, management style and other factors in news organizations both in and  out of the FCC’s traditional purview.

“In this study, the FCC will delve into the editorial discretion of newspapers,  web sites and radio and TV stations,” Hudson Institute Fellow Robert McDowell,  who served as a FCC commissioner from 2009 to 2013, told The Daily Caller.  “This starts sticking the government’s nose into what has traditionally been  privileged and protected ground. Regardless of one’s political stripes, one  should be concerned.”

The airwaves regulator would also subject news producers in all media to  invasive questioning about their work and content.

For media owners:

“What is the news philosophy of the station?”

For editors, producers and managers:

“Do you have any reporters or editors assigned to topic ‘beats’? If so how  many and what are the beats?”

“Who decides which stories are covered?”

For reporters:

“Have you ever suggested coverage of what you consider a story with critical  information for your customers listeners, readers) that was rejected by management?” (Followup  questions ask the reporter to speculate on why a particular story was  spiked.)

Read more:  Daily Caller and document can be found there as well.

UPDATE: You may want to check out FCC Wants to Regulate Internet’s ‘On/Off Ramps,’ Commissioner Says

“When we talk about the Internet and the interaction, we are strictly talking about what we call the on/off ramps,” she said. “We are not talking about content. So we are insuring, what we are attempting to do at the FCC is ensure that every person has an equal engagement, that every single individual when they pay their money or when they sign on line, that they have an equal engagement.

35 Responses to “FCC to police and question media, websites regarding content”

  1. FCC to police and question media, websites regarding content | 4frespeech Says:

    […] FCC to police and question media, websites regarding content. […]


  2. paytriotsoul Says:

    The internet was set up to be a socialist trap in the first place.


  3. paytriotsoul Says:

    What in the hell is “equal engagement”?


  4. Always On Watch Says:

    Linked at Infidel Bloggers Alliance.


  5. Steve Dennis Says:

    The FCC is looking to hammer the nail in the coffin of the last bastion of free press left in this country in an attempt to silence all opposition once and for all. This goes right along with Obama silencing the insurance companies from fighting back while he runs around the country blaming them. He wants total control of the message and he may be on the verge of getting it.


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  7. bydesign001 Says:

    Reblogged this on PUMABydesign001's Blog and commented:
    Hmm, those “on and off ramps” cover a lot of territory. In a nation that loves its propaganda and despises any voice(s) of dissent, this is dangerous.


  8. Petermc3 Says:

    So let’s get this straight: SCOTUS has given its blessings to pumping pornography into every household in America, consequences be damned, because we have freedom of speech in this country. Where will these washed up out of touch nine windbags be on this issue if it comes before them? I’m increasingly getting the feeling that lso much of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights interpretations will be at the whim of those in power. John G Roberts ring any bells?


  9. LadyRavenSDC Says:

    Reblogged this on LadyRaven's Whisky In A Jar – OH! and commented:
    The intimidation factor alone (psyops) will not cost gov a single piece of lead.


  10. mcnorman Says:

    Mexico’s journalists have asked for asylum. Those that are left are terrorized, therefore the story is that the cartel violence is down. The problems will exists no matter how they white wash them.


  11. American Patriot Says:

    Reblogged this on Reality Check and commented:
    Ummm FCC has to do with RADIO communications. Not internet. Sorry.


  12. jay352 Says:

    Stop criticizing comrade, they are just ensuring the freedoms that they give us aren’t being misused by those who would harm the glorious state.


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