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FCC to exam "perceived station bias"
« on: February 12, 2014, 07:32:01 AM »
FCC to exam “perceived station bias”

Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb. 10, 2014 | Ajit Pal

Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 6:56:47 AM by Makana

News organizations often disagree about what Americans need to know. MSNBC, for example, apparently believes that traffic in Fort Lee, N.J., is the crisis of our time. Fox News, on the other hand, chooses to cover the September 2012 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi more heavily than other networks. The American people, for their part, disagree about what they want to watch.



But everyone should agree on this: The government has no place pressuring media organizations into covering certain stories.

Unfortunately, the Federal Communications Commission, where I am a commissioner, does not agree. Last May the FCC proposed an initiative to thrust the federal government into newsrooms across the country. With its “Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs,” or CIN, the agency plans to send researchers to grill reporters, editors and station owners about how they decide which stories to run. A field test in Columbia, S.C., is scheduled to begin this spring.

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Re: FCC to exam "perceived station bias"
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Re: FCC to exam "perceived station bias"
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2014, 07:42:40 AM »
Social planners are hard at work. Amerika, you will yield!

Somehow, I don't believe they will examine "bias" on MSNBC.  If, perchance, they do they won't find any. :whistle:
There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
Public virtue cannot exist in a nation without private, and public virtue is the only foundation of republics. There must be a positive passion for the public good, the public interest, honour, power and glory, established in the minds of the people, or there can be no republican government, nor any real liberty: and this public passion must be superior to all private passions. John Adams


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