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Freedom of Speech Under Fire: FCC’s ‘Chief Diversity Officer’ Targets Talk Radio

Posted By admin On August 17, 2009 @ 4:31 am In Featured Stories,Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Michael Vail
BlackListedNews.com
Monday, August 17, 2009

What in the world has happened to this nation? Eight years of the Bush Administration I had thought that I had seen it all. Politicians have always attempted to have their way with the common folk through verbal gymnastics, fear, ignorance and unadulterated apathy. Well this is a brand new low, an attempt to remove any dissent through harsh regulation of talk radio. Definitely not the Jim Jones cool-aid drinking kumbaya talk radio but real alternative talk.

Democrats and Republicans are two halves of a corrupt and decaying political system. Nothing that resembles real change can come from either. The gears in Washington need to come to a screeching halt in order to restore the luster of our lost republic. It is buried under a mass grave of closeted skeletons and secrets. Dissent is the only thing that keeps this country on the rails. Differing opinions and free-thinking Americans make this country great and yet the new Obama-Soros Communications Commissar will take dissenting voices off the air because might makes right in his mind.

The FCC’s Office of General Counsel [1] according to their own website represents them in federal court as well as serving in an administrative capacity. Mark Lloyd the ‘chief diversity officer’ [2] supports the fairness doctrine and has plans of regulating talk radio to support more ‘diversity’ [3] and different viewpoints, this of course on the heels of the hate crime legislation and health care debate. Talk radio is a free market and those who support their local AM and FM stations should be the ones who demand content and not someone with an axe to grind under the auspices of the FCC [4].

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What is their idea of diversity? If there is a desire for a democratic media by the populace then there will be support for networks and talk radio hosts. A ground swell of support will grow organically but you have to have good content and be entertaining as well. Talk radio networks spring up all the time but instead of allowing Democrats to put their noses to the grindstone they will use the FCC as a vehicle to mandate change through force. Is that fairness?

It is plain to see that the Obama administration is in damage control after all of this strong debate on health care, bailouts and the rest. Mark Lloyd is from George Soros’s left-wing think tank Center for American Progress, this is their perfect chance to use the FCC has a weapon. A very Clinton-esque tactic if I may say so. The FCC will be revoking licenses from select stations across the nation and the only way to attempt to combat it is to get very litigious. The gloves have been taken off and the war over words has begun.


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[1] FCC’s Office of General Counsel: http://www.fcc.gov/ogc/

[2] Mark Lloyd the ‘chief diversity officer’: http://www.prweb.com/releases/Oleary_FCC/Conservative_Radio/prweb2753274.htm

[3] regulating talk radio to support more ‘diversity’: http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2007/06/talk_radio.html

[4] axe to grind under the auspices of the FCC: http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2007/05/prologue.html

[5] Image: http://prisonplanet.tv/signup.html

[6] Groups want FCC to police hate speech on talk radio, cable news networks: http://www.prisonplanet.com/groups-want-fcc-to-police-hate-speech-on-talk-radio-cable-news-networks.html

[7] Rev. Sharpton Calls for FCC Hearings On Talk Radio: http://www.prisonplanet.com/rev-sharpton-calls-for-fcc-hearings-on-talk-radio.html

[8] FBI Records Talk Radio: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fbi-records-talk-radio.html

[9] Stabenow: Dems May Hold Talk Radio “Accountability” Hearings: http://www.prisonplanet.com/stabenow-dems-may-hold-talk-radio-%e2%80%9caccountability%e2%80%9d-hearings.html

[10] Obama Says Talk Radio is “Troublesome”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-says-talk-radio-is-%e2%80%9ctroublesome%e2%80%9d.html

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