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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"
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2014, 07:39:30 AM »
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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:
Abraham Lincoln:

There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law.
--January 27, 1838 Lyceum Address

Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties. And not to Democrats alone do I make this appeal, but to all who love these
great and true principles.
--August 27, 1856 Speech at Kalamazoo, Michigan

Let us then turn this government back into the channel in which the framers of the Constitution originally placed it.
--July 10, 1858 Speech at Chicago


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