FCC Push to Sovietize Broadcast Media in America

Wednesday, December 8, 2010
By Paul Martin

Kurt Nimmo
Infowars.com
December 7, 2010

Back in June, we reported on a plan by the FCC and the feds to regulate content on the internet. Since that time, the agency that controls the broadcast communications medium “in the public interest” has proposed a scheme to regulate content sent out over the airwaves.

Call it the Son of the Fairness Doctrine.

Last week FCC Commissioner Michael Copps suggested broadcasters be subject to a new “public values test” every four years. Copps said that the test would make a broadcaster’s license renewal contingent upon evidence that they meet a prospective set of federal criteria.

Broadcasters would have to prove to the FCC and the government they have made a meaningful commitment to public affairs and news programming (as determined by the government). They would have to prove they are committed to diversity programming, report to the government about which shows they plan to air, require greater disclosure about who funds political ads and devote 25 percent of their prime-time coverage to local news, according to a story posted by The Hill.

In short, the FCC is moving toward a state-run media no different than the one in the Soviet Union and any number of crackpot dictatorships around the world.

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FCC bureaucrat Copps tells BBC “American media has a bad case of substance abuse.”
Last week FCC Commissioner Michael Copps suggested broadcasters be subject to a new “public values test” every four years. Copps said that the test would make a broadcaster’s license renewal contingent upon evidence that they meet a prospective set of federal criteria.

Broadcasters would have to prove to the FCC and the government they have made a meaningful commitment to public affairs and news programming (as determined by the government). They would have to prove they are committed to diversity programming, report to the government about which shows they plan to air, require greater disclosure about who funds political ads and devote 25 percent of their prime-time coverage to local news, according to a story posted by The Hill.

In short, the FCC is moving toward a state-run media no different than the one in the Soviet Union and any number of crackpot dictatorships around the world.

Rep. Joe Barton of Texas asked Copps whether “five commissioners can do a better job of ensuring that Americans have access to a wide diversity of content and viewpoints than Americans can themselves by expressing their preferences … in the vigorously competitive marketplace.”

For the feds, of course, the move has nothing to do with making sure Americans have access to a wide diversity of content and viewpoints. The move by the FCC is a brazen attempt to shut down talk radio and mandate television and radio stations broadcast government propaganda designed to combat free speech on the internet. Millions of Americans have tuned out the corporate media and now get their news from alternative news websites.

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20 Responses to “FCC Push to Sovietize Broadcast Media in America”
1Patriotgal Says:

December 7th, 2010 at 11:01 am
Yea- Like this WASN’T expected. Well- I’ve only been on high-speed, for 2 years- so it won’t be so hard on me, pesonally, to “withdraw”- but I certainly will miss, the REAL news access.

Tom Reply:

December 7th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

Oh no! I won’t get to watch “Wife Swapping” or other “reality” shows anymore?!!?!! So what will it be? More cops and cops and cops and conditioning and cops and conditioning and cops and conditioning?!! It’s going to have the opposite effect on me, I can guarantee you!!!

tylerdurden89 Reply:

December 8th, 2010 at 4:42 am

Yep, give me less than five minutes of any segment from the mainstream media “news”, and I can point out a talking point that the anchorman or anchorwoman is trying to feed me thoughts or make me think a certain way. Which is precisely why I don’t watch the MSM.

And reality shows are garbage. Talk about a load of stupidity. Every year they get more and more stupid. It’s like the MSM’s “entertainment” programs to dumb down viewers. Need I mention any other show besides “Jersey Shore”? That pretty much sums up all reality television. Or that Kim Kardashian show? I don’t even know what that one is called, because it’s probably incredibly stupid!

Dragon’s Eye Reply:

December 7th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

T + 15 yrs and counting, NO TELEVISION!!!

tylerdurden89 Reply:

December 8th, 2010 at 4:39 am

High five! I’m working on my 9th year without watching MSM television. It allows me to think for myself, and come up with rational conclusions. I imagine it has the same effect on you, otherwise we both wouldn’t be on the same website.

tylerdurden89 Reply:

December 8th, 2010 at 4:43 am

As soon as they get rid of sites like Alex Jones and censor him completely, that’s our cue. And we all know what we have to do.

sulpheric1 Says:

December 7th, 2010 at 11:22 am
Finally “Truth” in news”, Правда. Not!

Dragon’s Eye Reply:

December 7th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

I’m sorry! My Russian is a little rusty!

tibet Says:

December 7th, 2010 at 11:41 am
The suppression of the truth. The workers of lies and deceptions are still active. A person can’t help but wonder why they just won’t leave us alone, to live our lives without interference, to make our own choices, to be responsible for ourselves, and to take on other responsibilities only if we choose to do so. They wish to limit our access to only what they approve of. Lies. Deceit. Spin. Managed news. Silent on things which are REALLY important to some of us. With the things I hear and am aware of, it’s like I can feel the noose tightening around my neck. They wish to deny us the opportunity to prepare ourselves for whatever they have in mind. If I ever had any doubts that Satan controlled the worlds governments, they are gone now. The spirit behind these people and institutions is becoming visibly evil.

Carolyn Says:

December 7th, 2010 at 12:18 pm
Copps..you are a TOTAL IDIOT….BOUGHT AND PAID FOR NO DOUBT BY THE EVIL OF THE WORLD……GOOD LUCK WITH THAT IN THE END….

Dragon’s Eye Reply:

December 7th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

NOPE! He’s not an idiot! He KNOWS exactly what he’s doing! Serving his panty-masters!!!

Tom Says:

December 7th, 2010 at 7:02 pm
Is this a new stop in the ladder? The whole TV schedule is already owned and operated by the NWO. Now it’s to be “upgraded” to Soviet programming?

Dragon’s Eye Reply:

December 7th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

Talk about IRONIC, huh???

tylerdurden89 Reply:

December 8th, 2010 at 4:37 am

Yep, very sad, too. Apparently they need to take a cue from the Soviet Union on how to control people. I guess we can expect the collapse of the “American Union” and every other country this is happening in, in the next twenty to fourty years? History has a tendency to repeat itself…

Seal Says:

December 7th, 2010 at 9:38 pm
You mean to say-YOU WANT TO CONTROL EVERYONE AGAIN,…STILL!!!
B A S T A R D S !!!!!!!
YOU do-not deserve oversight of the Media-your scum sucking MSM!!!
PUBLIC INTEREST is TRUTH you bastard control-freak!
Who the hell are you to tell the world you should control O U R Internet!!!???

Edward R Murrow!!??? You old deadbeat-GET A JOB you old scab!
Perhaps yu think my rantings here ought to be censored;BUT I tell you I am aware of your MSM hogwash! We have had enough of your MIND-CONTROL!!

Dragon’s Eye Reply:

December 7th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

Oh, $hit!!!

Please allow me to step OUT of your way!

Go Get’em, “Wolverine”!!!

tylerdurden89 Reply:

December 8th, 2010 at 4:35 am

Agreed! The MSM is good at mind control, very good at it (Fortunately, I’m trained to see right through it). Just read about their ties to the CIA with Operation Mockingbird. Every anchorman or anchorwoman, reporter, and journalist in the MSM works for the CIA! Wikipedia reports that the CIA gave that up in the 70′s, but any rational thinking person knows that’s BS, if they’ve seen MSM since then! It’s still lies, deceit, bias, and people telling us what to think and what to believe! The CIA wouldn’t give up a golden nugget like controlling people’s opinions through such an effective device as a television. They gave up on LSD because it didn’t work, best believe they didn’t give up on TV! Why give up on something if it works? And they’re on the internet too!

red_dust Says:

December 8th, 2010 at 12:15 am
I haven’t really be interested in TV since reality TV back before 2000. I absolutely refuse to watch TV starting 3 years ago when I figured out corporate media is a propaganda machine for the powers which have stolen our government, our property rights, our children’s future and wealth and our civil rights. I spit on corporate TV!

tylerdurden89 Reply:

December 8th, 2010 at 4:31 am

Television is the ultimate mind-control device! Unfortunately way too many people watch way too much TV!

I don’t think I’ve watched any Mainstream media for longer than five minutes since 9/11. I’m starting to notice that The Daily Show and The Colbert Report are probably being paid off by the federal government for deceiving the public as well. It’s unfortunate, because I’ve counted on them to point out all the BS in the MSM.

tylerdurden89 Says:

December 8th, 2010 at 4:29 am
Operation Mockingbird all over again.

Federal government: “Are you still deceiving the public on your mainstream media mind-control program?”
MSM Sellout: “Yes master, I am still reading the fabricated script filled with lies and bias, and telling Americans what to think and what to believe.”
Federal government: “Good, you can keep your job for another four years.”

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