Is It Any Surprise?

That the man who has turned every agency of government into openly politicized arms of his regime would next turn his sights to overtly control those who have been his greatest enablers?

The First Amendment says “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…” But under the Obama administration, the Federal Communications Commission is planning to send government contractors into the nation’s newsrooms to determine whether journalists are producing articles, television reports, Internet content, and commentary that meets the public’s “critical information needs.” Those “needs” will be defined by the administration, and news outlets that do not comply with the government’s standards could face an uncertain future. It’s hard to imagine a project more at odds with the First Amendment.

The initiative, known around the agency as “the CIN Study” (pronounced “sin”), is a bit of a mystery even to insiders. “This has never been put to an FCC vote, it was just announced,” says Ajit Pai, one of the FCC’s five commissioners (and one of its two Republicans). “I’ve never had any input into the process,” adds Pai, who brought the story to the public’s attention in a Wall Street Journal column last week.

Advocates promote the project with Obama-esque rhetoric. “This study begins the charting of a course to a more effective delivery of necessary information to all citizens,” said FCC commissioner Mignon Clyburn in 2012. Clyburn, daughter of powerful House Democratic Rep. James Clyburn, was appointed to the FCC by President Obama and served as acting chair for part of last year. The FCC, Clyburn said, “must emphatically insist that we leave no American behind when it comes to meeting the needs of those in varied and vibrant communities of our nation — be they native born, immigrant, disabled, non-English speaking, low-income, or other.”

The FCC, who licenses the airwaves, will now under the orders of Obama send Commissars into newsrooms to monitor what they do and say.

Who’s scoffing at the idea of “Liberal Fascism” now?

6 Responses to “Is It Any Surprise?”

  1. Syd B. says:

    The FCC has stated that their initiative includes Radio, Television and Newspapers. I find this astounding, given that they’re not even responsible for regulating the news print industry. This admin doesn’t even try to hide their agenda anymore.

    Looking at what’s going on in Ukraine, I can’t help but think how the oppressed crave freedom and here, we seem to be going in the opposite direction.

  2. tree hugging sister says:

    Wave a magic wand and make them all submit, Syd.

    So far they have.

  3. JeffS says:

    It appears that the commies in the FCC are backing off this proposal.

    For now. The other sad thing is, the Lame Stream Media barely covered this — it took a week for the Examiner to post it.

  4. Is this how it happens? People just lay down and let the tyrants trample over them? It seemed unfathomable to me how the Nazis were able to get entire nations to go along with their deranged agenda. I guess this is how they did it – by wearing sheep’s clothing and sweet talking until their power was no longer able to be challenged by docile citizens who woke up too late.

  5. tree hugging sister says:

    What the Corgi says.

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