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In a speech in New York last Thursday, FCC commissioner Michael Copps, lamented that American journalism is in “grave peril”, and the federal government needs to become more involved to bolster “traditional media.”
Commissioner Copps then laid out a set of proposed changes to the station relicensing process that would take broadcast content out of the hands of the American People and put it in the hands of government bureaucrats!
This plan would require that all stations pass a “Public Value Test” if they want to continue to broadcast. Rather than ratings and the free market determining that “Public Value,” it will be left to the central planners at the FCC in Washington, DC!
CNSNews.com was on top of this story as soon as it happened. Click here for the full report.
+ + Howard Dean lets slip what he thinks of American Citizens
In another sign that momentum is building on the Left to silence conservatives, during a recent interview, Howard Dean called for a return of the so-called “Fairness” Doctrine. He feels that this is necessary to silence the Fox News Channel, which he believes, “just makes stuff up and is a propaganda outlet.”
Much like the FCC plan discussed above, a return to the Fairness Doctrine would result in Washington liberals deciding what is appropriate political speech. Though Mr. Dean’s goal is clearly to silence conservatives, he claims that this is a necessary move to protect us clueless Americans:
“Americans don’t know what’s going on and therefore the media can have their way with them intellectually.” -Fmr. DNC Chair Howard Dean
SAM, after their stern rebuke by the voter’s last month, the Left has turned their attention to implementing their agenda via the unelected, unaccountable FCC.
The Media Research Center founder, Brent Bozell has long held that, “Without the free exchange of ideas, there cannot be a democracy.” That Howard Dean and his liberal friends seek to anoint themselves as arbiters of what ideas may be freely exchanged, is a terrifying development!
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MY LETTER TO MY LIBERAL SENATORS MURRAY AND CANTWELL
I am writing you because of FCC Commissioner Michael Copps recent comments indicating that he is in favor of violating the 1st amendment by instituting something called “Public Value Test”, to be conducted by the FCC which would be responsible for permitting ONLY broadcasts that meets the FCC criteria, which is clearly tilted in favor of the Progressive point of view. This would be a blatant and overt attack on the 1st Amendment of the Bill of Rights. I am advising you to resist this proposal vigorously and do everything in your power to ensure that the 1st Amendment is left intact, whole and the publics voice is left unfettered, unrestricted, free and open. This last Novembers mid terms sent a clear and unmistaken message to you and the rest of the Democrat Party. America has stood up and dealt the Democrat Party s firm and unmistakable rebuke, that will be carried on further in the remaining elections leading up to the 2012 elections. If the Democrat party allows this proposal to go forward, I am sure, the Democrat Party will be further decimated and reduced to irrelevance much sooner than you expect. Do not vote in favor of this in any way shape of form. I would further add that Mr. Copp should be forced to resign or be forced for this affront to the rights of the citizens of this nation and his overt willfulness to violate and nullify the 1st Amendment.
MY LETTER TO OUR CONGRESSWOMAN ELECT CONSERVATIVE JAIME HERRERA
Honorable Congresswoman Elect, Jaime Herrera
I am writing you because of FCC Commissioner Michael Copps recent comments indicating that he is in favor of violating the 1st amendment by instituting something called “Public Value Test”, to be conducted by the FCC which would be responsible for permitting ONLY broadcasts that meets the FCC criteria, which is clearly tilted in favor of the Progressive point of view. This would be a blatant and overt attack on the 1st Amendment of the Bill of Rights. I am asking you to resist this proposal vigorously and do everything in your power to ensure that the 1st Amendment is left intact, whole and the publics voice is left unfettered, unrestricted, free and open.
As our new Representative here in SW Washington, unlike your predisessor, I know my conservative voice will be heard by your office. We look to you to take up the fight against all assaults, just like this one, against our Constitution, and Bill of Rights.
Thank you for your Consideration.
I DO NOT APOLOGIZE FOR THE DIFFERENCE IN “TONE” OF THESE LETTERS. AFTER ALL MY CORRESPONDENCE WITH MY LIBERAL CONGRESSMEN AND SENATORS, I FIND IT IMPOSSIBLE TO SHOW THEM LITTLE IF ANY RESPECT. JUST LIKE THE RESPECT THAT HAVE SHOWM ME FOR MY CONSERVATIVES VIEWS….NONE
Gee, sounds like full blown communist talk to me…. This goes beyond the pale and should not go unpunished. Michael Copps must be forced to resign or be fired for his statement. It flies in the face of a free society who’s job is to run “rough-shod” over an out of control government. How many of you know what the main purpose of the free press is? For those that do, you pass. for those who don’t, you need to study up some more on democracy. The main purpose of as free and unfettered press is to REPORT ON THE GOINGS-ON OF THE FEDERAL , STATE, COUNTY, AND CITY GOVERNMENTS so “The People” retain control of said governments. Unfortunately, we find ourselves in an un-envious situation where the main-stream media is in bed with the “progressives” in the government who line their pockets or otherwise make their lives better in whatever way shape or form. The leftist media has an unfettered mouthpiece and uses it to push the leftist agenda and lies. They only report what fits into their “vision” and obfuscate, dodge, mis-state, lie by omission, or just don’t report on the issues a free society needs to know to remain free. This is because they do not want you to be free. This is what we get for 70 years of the “Progressive” agenda being perpetrated within and by our own government. Since FDR’s “New Deal”, our way of life has been under attack. The left has been working systematically dismantling our democratic government in favor of their vision. That vision is; A country where the people are indentured to the state and work solely for the betterment of the state. The individuals rights are secondary, barely acknowledged or considered. The needs of the one is only important, as it relates to the needs of the State. Click the pic for the story.