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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:
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
George Washington

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."
Benjamin Franklin


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