New US Socialist Government Prepares To Censor Radio Broadcasters
Acting FCC Chair, Michael Copps, is reported to have said the new political climate marks a new opportunity to remake the nation’s airwaves so that they can better reflect the country’s diversity.
The democrats are going to muzzle right wing radio. I have no doubt about it. It won’t be called “The Fairness Doctrine” but it will do the same thing… only worse.
There is an excellent article at CNS News.Com titled: “Acting FCC Chair Sees Government Role in Pushing ‘Media Diversity” that you really need to read. You’ll find it HERE. In the article Acting Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Copps says that some of those rules and regulations would include new licensing requirements that focus on public interest and station ownership. “I think we have a tremendous opportunity going forward to reinvigorate our media,” Copps continued, “to ensure that the public airwaves truly deliver the kind of news and information that we need to sustain our democratic dialogue and to reflect the great diversity of our country; its races and ethnic groups and culture and music and arts. Commissioner Copps went to say: “that the new political climate marked a new opportunity to remake the nation’s airwaves so that they can better reflect the country’s diversity.”
As a retired broadcaster, Copps words sent chills racing up and down my spine! Did you know the FCC overturned the fairness doctrine in 1987? Oh, yes! They discarded the rule because, contrary to its purpose, it failed to encourage the discussion of more controversial issues. There were also concerns that it was in violation of First Amendment free speech principles.
The Democrats never change. It’s always the “same song, next verse”. And that’s what we have here. They’re going to force legislation on the nation’s broadcasters and the American public. You see, they must. It is the way they insure their hold on power. They MUST control YOUR sources of information. The Mainstream Media is basically the “Media Wing of the Democratic Party.” The independent broadcasters, and the community stations, and the company owned chains of stations, must be brought to heel… and the “NEW Fairness Doctrine” will do it.
We recommend an article entitled: “Why the Fairness Doctrine is Anything But Fair” which can be found over at The Heritage Foundation’s site. You’ll find it HERE.
There is absolutely no doubt the Democrats will make every attempt to re-impose this Stalinist-type “law” or “regulation”… if not by the Congress, then certainly by installing their minions among the commissioners at the FCC where the rule will be issued, again, “with the force of law”. It is the Democrats way of “controlling the flow of information” and it is right out of the “dictator’s” handbook. They’re intent upon ramming their theocracy of socialism, down the throats of Americans in any way they can. Their “NEW Fairness Doctrine” will stifle the free expression of opinion and strangle free speech on the broadcast media in the United States.
Do not kid yourself. If the socialist, in charge of the US government today, are successful in controlling the free flow of information on the broadcast media, they will not hesitate to attack the internet, or the way Americans use the internet, to express opinions other than those of the left wing in this country.
Those of us on the right side of the political spectrum in America warned Americans of the crazed power trip the left would indulge in if given control of the US government. It has only just begun. Their “child-like” naiveté is dangerous to the nation. Under Democrat/Socialist control, freedom of speech is tolerated so long as that speech is censored by them and agrees with their party’s philosophy, which, of course, is subject to change at any given time in order to maintain control of the reins of power by their party.
Voices from the right have warned, many, many, times that Democrats out of power are funny, but IN power they are dangerous! That statement was never meant to be funny! It was always meant as a warning to Americans that Democrat control of the US government is as close to a political dictatorship as is possible, at this moment in time, in this country. But little by little, the American will for freedom, and free expression, has been dampened down. Each new generation of Americans has come to value their freedom less than the generation preceding them. Soon, American freedom will be no more. Care to guess who will be in control of the US government on that red-letter day?
President Reagan vetoed the last attempt by the Left Wing Congress to resurrect this Marxist attempt at information control, and control of free speech. We conservatives warned America that if a Democrat was elected President in 2008, and the Democrats maintained control of the Congress… the Fairness Doctrine, in some form, would certainly, without a doubt, be one of the first bills passed from the new Congress and signed into law by the Democrat/Socialist President.
In order to understand Democrats/Socialists you must remember… they exist for only two things in life. That is… the acquisition of power and maintaining that power!
If I were still in the broadcasting business today, I’d be investigating ways to alter my station’s formats to get around whatever our socialist government finally hands down from on high as regards their idea of “fairness”. Their intention to muzzle right wing talk radio is a fire burning deep in their bellies and driving them, like a drug-crazed dope fiend, to destroy this “thorn in their flesh.” And when that mission is accomplished… guess where they will turn their attention? The Internet.
Conservative blogging sites, such as the one you are reading right now, are certainly within the field of fire of the US socialist government. If I were a betting man, I’d wager they have socialist internet techies working, even as I write, on some way the government can stop writers like “yours truly” from publishing our warnings to America of the diabolical machinations of our new government.
Who cares about the Constitution! Why they believe it is a “living document” meaning it is subject to change and to the “change of interpretation” at their whim. These are the folks who find things in the constitution whenever it suits their fancy, things that you and I can’t find with a magnifying glass! They find things that are not in the constitution, but things a left-loaded Supreme Court is more than willing to assure us are REALLY there!
Do not kid yourself. The new socialist government of the United States IS coming after right wingers on the Internet. I don’t know just how they will do it, I only know they WILL do it. As soon as they fully understand that we are driving their bedrock supporters, the print media, out of business, you’d better believe they will come after us with everything they have… and they have a lot to throw at us.
Yes, the Super Highway of Information, the Internet, looms large as a target of the Democrat/Socialists. I say, again, do not think they have no plans to silence the voices of dissent, that is to say… the voices from the right, on this “network of citizen journalists”! When you think about who our government is today you will understand why they cannot allow the Internet to exist as it currently exists.
At this moment, the conservative blogosphere is an irritant that cannot be ignored much longer. Our constant, persistent, drumbeat of dissent against their Socialist/Marxist philosophy will eventually awaken America to their dark intent. When that is coupled with their inevitable overreaching Americans will find they want their old government back. I mean the Representative Republic the Founders gave us. You remember, don’t you…the country with an economic system based on capitalism and not socialism.
J. D. Longstreet