Obama plans to illegally put government bureaucrats inside TV stations and newspaper offices to monitor their activities

Ajit Pai, a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, recently wrote the following in the Wall St. Journal:

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.

… the FCC’s queries may be hard for the broadcasters to ignore. They would be out of business without an FCC license…

… why does the CIN study include newspapers when the FCC has no authority to regulate print media?

The Washington Examiner recently wrote:

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.

If the FCC goes forward, it’s not clear what will happen to news organizations that fall short of the new government standards. Perhaps they will be disciplined. Or perhaps the very threat of investigating their methods will nudge them into compliance with the administration’s journalistic agenda. What is sure is that it will be a gross violation of constitutional rights.

February 24, 2014. Tags: , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Police state, Politics.


  1. Constitution Believer replied:

    O M G you mean the Messiah has not done that already……….damn he must be slipping in his old age. That seems to be about the only thing that has not been taken over by the Emperor.
    This is starting to make me remember the days of Fidel Castro and Nikita Khrushchev.
    Every day this man is in office I keep thinking of the days as a child my uncle would tell us what it was like to live under the rule of Adolph Hitler.
    The orders he was giving when he was stationed at Auschwitz. How he felt responsible for the deaths of the people he was forced to kill because of das Monster des Todes, translated The Monster Of Death.
    Sadly my uncle never got the change to speak at the Nuremberg Trials because the US government would not allow him to because of how he defected to the US, but his deposition was used in the trials. Especially the part where Kaltenbrunner issued orders to him personally.

  2. Jeff replied:

    Why arent the major newspapers taking him and his administration to court ? Or do they all say Thanks, Boss and just accept it ?

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