Obama's FCC director:

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    Dec 06, 2010 10:28 PM GMT
    (translation dictator) wants a government panel to shut down news stations that don't have enough diversity programming.
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    Dec 06, 2010 10:31 PM GMT
    True_blue_aussie said(translation dictator) wants a government panel to shut down news stations that don't have enough diversity programming.


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    Dec 06, 2010 10:32 PM GMT
    OMG this is just the beginning of censorship, something Hitler, Starlin, Pol Pot just to name a small few, could not of survived without; censorship.

    But like many here they only belive in freedom of speech, so long it is along the lines of their political view point. You can only have an opinion, if they agree with what you have to say.

    This relly is the beginning of a fascist government in America, thus it could be the beginning of the end of freedom, and freedom does not come free either.
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    Dec 06, 2010 10:33 PM GMT
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    True_blue_aussie said(translation dictator) wants a government panel to shut down news stations that don't have enough diversity programming.


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    Sorry one has already wasted enough time on you, find it yourself. Seek and you will find.
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    Dec 06, 2010 10:35 PM GMT
    This would fit in well with that Rockefeller block, who wants to ban Fox news, but I'm sure he'll still allow the New York Times, and Time mag.
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    Dec 06, 2010 10:35 PM GMT
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    Dec 06, 2010 10:36 PM GMT
    True_blue_aussie saidbelive...relly...
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    Dec 06, 2010 10:37 PM GMT
    True_blue_aussie saidRockefeller block


    Is "Rockefeller Block" in the vicinity of "Rockefeller Center?"
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    Dec 06, 2010 10:56 PM GMT
    This guy is certifiable. I don't even bother to answer him.
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    Dec 06, 2010 11:10 PM GMT
    Christian73 saidThis guy is certifiable. I don't even bother to answer him.


    I know; but he's cheaper (and funnier!) than cable.
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    Dec 06, 2010 11:21 PM GMT
    DemocRAT Senator Rockefeller has a solution to the problem his party is facing. Ban Fox news; now thats censorship. You can only report news we approve of.

    But in America still anything is possible with the last two words in American being I can, because America still is a land of opportunity, and One Nation Under God.

    So if you don't feel you can't it is only you holding yourself back but you also have the choice of, if you don't like it, then................
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    Dec 07, 2010 3:46 AM GMT
    Do you have any source for any of these claims you are making? When you make such an outrageous claim, provide the source. Because I really had know idea that Jay Rockefeller was the FCC director.
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    Dec 07, 2010 3:59 AM GMT
    True_blue_aussie saidDemocRAT Senator Rockefeller has a solution to the problem his party is facing. Ban Fox news; now thats censorship. You can only report news we approve of.

    But in America still anything is possible with the last two words in American being I can, because America still is a land of opportunity, and One Nation Under God.

    So if you don't feel you can't it is only you holding yourself back but you also have the choice of, if you don't like it, then................


    Again...link?

    Without verification, all you're doing is making yourself look even sillier, as if that's even possible.

    Up the dosage, Kylie.
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    Dec 07, 2010 7:28 PM GMT
    January 20,2013, the error will be corrected!icon_cool.gif
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    Dec 07, 2010 7:45 PM GMT
    The FCC has always had a requirement for certain kinds of public interest programming, that goes back to the very beginning of US broadcasting. Since, in US law, the airwaves belong to the people, not to companies. Frequencies in this country are leased by the US government, not owned, and must meet certain standards of public service, and subject to periodic renewal. It has always been so, and there is nothing new in what you state.

    One of my degrees is in US broadcasting. Something you do not have, nor are you a US citizen, to be commenting on these issues in ignorance.

    Diversity is just one criteria the FCC may impose on broadcasters, and has in the past. Children's programming is another requirement that has existed since Day One.

    A gray area is cable and satellite, since they don't clearly fall within the original legislative definition of "broadcasting" over the US public airwaves. US courts and the Congress have yet to speak definitively on this issue.

    Just another example of how you comment on the US in ignorance. Ya know, none of us here have the effrontery to comment negatively on Australia in this manner. I think you need to take the hint.
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    Dec 07, 2010 7:55 PM GMT
    True_blue_aussie saidJanuary 20,2013, the error will be corrected!icon_cool.gif


    And this is your answer to calls asking you to prove your claims in this thread. Why? Because you can't. No links to sources. You have no proof.
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    Dec 07, 2010 8:04 PM GMT
    Broadcasters, including Fox News, are granted a broadcast license (for over the air) to serve in the public interest, using publicly owned bandwidth.

    Traditionally, broadcast journalism has been done with integrity, and with a sense of fairness to all parties involved. In the last few years, thats' all changed with operations like Murdoch's propaganda machine (Fox News). It can be strongly argued that does not serve the public interest.

    The Internet has created an instant, always on, news stream, that rarely has all the facts in line. Unfortunately, many folks don't understand that what they are reading, or viewing, may well not have credence.

    If you'd like to look at some stats on Fox News, view the movie "Outfoxed." It documents the Murdoch propaganda machine.

    It is truly unfair for a biased party to control a large portion of the delivery. Morally, I think, most folks would like a more balanced coverage.

    We don't want to step on 1'st Amendment rights, but, folks like Fox, have agregarious violations of creditability, daily. As professionals, they have a certain responsibility for integrity. That is, they have a public trust that they violate in order to be a propaganda machine.

    There's no doubt, that given Murdoch's horrible lack of integrity and fairness, that Fox News is very much bad news for America.

    Prior to Bush, and the GOP, of the last few years, broadcast stations were held to the flame to serve in the community interest. Now, some stations can have a tornado in their front yard, as in the case of Clear Channel; no broadcast warning is given. That's clearly not in the public interest, and even though Clear Channel makes BILLIONS on the public airwaves, their stations often blow off their service commitments to the local communities that they serve. That needs to change, for obvious reasons. It shouldn't be always about the almighty dollar, but, also, it should be about community service. Mega corps like Clear Channel, and Murdoch, have clearly forgotten that OBLIGATION to the public.
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    Dec 07, 2010 8:15 PM GMT
    Oh stuff like this isn't surprising at all.
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    Dec 07, 2010 8:35 PM GMT
    Since aunty_jack Pattison is not going to provide a source for his claim, here is what he is talking about. This quote by Senator Jay Rockefeller:

    "There’s a little bug inside of me which wants to get the F.C.C. to say to Fox and to MSNBC, ‘Out. Off. End. Goodbye.’ It would be a big favor to political discourse; to our ability to do our work here in Congress; and to the American people, to be able to talk with each other and have some faith in their government and, more importantly, in their future."

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/democratic-senator-wouldnt-mind-seeing-fox-news-and-msnbc-shut-down/

    Read and you will see how wrong true_blue_aussie has gotten the story. First, aussie failed to mention that in addition to Fox, Rockefeller also included MSNBC in his quote. He also fails to mention that the quote caused liberal Keith Olberman to put Rockefeller on his 'Worst Persons In The World' list the night before Fox even mentioned the story. Based on the title of this thread, Aussie must somehow think Rockefeller is the FCC Director. The quote has nothing to do with Obama or the FCC director. True_blue_aussie is showing his ignorance again and that he really does not understand anything about U.S. politics and government.


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    Dec 07, 2010 9:52 PM GMT
    HeartRobb saidSince aunty_jack Pattison is not going to provide a source for his claim, here is what he is talking about. This quote by Senator Jay Rockefeller:

    "There’s a little bug inside of me which wants to get the F.C.C. to say to Fox and to MSNBC, ‘Out. Off. End. Goodbye.’ It would be a big favor to political discourse; to our ability to do our work here in Congress; and to the American people, to be able to talk with each other and have some faith in their government and, more importantly, in their future."

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/democratic-senator-wouldnt-mind-seeing-fox-news-and-msnbc-shut-down/

    Read and you will see how wrong true_blue_aussie has gotten the story. First, aussie failed to mention that in addition to Fox, Rockefeller also included MSNBC in his quote. He also fails to mention that the quote caused liberal Keith Olberman to put Rockefeller on his 'Worst Persons In The World' list the night before Fox even mentioned the story. Based on the title of this thread, Aussie must somehow think Rockefeller is the FCC Director. The quote has nothing to do with Obama or the FCC director. True_blue_aussie is showing his ignorance again and that he really does not understand anything about U.S. politics and government.




    Thanks, Robb.

    Aussie, why are you always so wrong about each and every little thing?

    Does it have something to do with the fact that your toilet flushes the wrong way, as we all learned from "The Simpsons?"