by: the Common Constitutionalist
Pay no attention to that rogue federal department behind the curtain. Pay attention only to Obamacare. It’s all about Obamacare. Everyone concentrate on Obamacare.
What ever do I mean? Is the Obama administration, as they always do, trying to avert our attention yet again? In a word, yes. Obamacare is a total disaster and all eyes should be focused on it. But Obamacare is serving a second devious purpose. It distracts us from other administration shenanigans. Distraction has become an art form for them.
So where else should we be looking? This time it’s the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). And as the FCC goes rogue, we conservatives should be very worried. Just think about it. Liberals have never been able to compete with conservatives in the “arena of ideas”. And which medium is the consummate arena for ideas and independent thought? Why, it’s Talk Radio of course. That and the explosion of conservative websites and blogs.
Evidently statists have tolerated this for long enough. Just as they charge the EPA with destroying any industry they don’t care for, so are they going to attempt to shut down any and all conservative opposition to their agenda.
The Daily Caller reported that our government, you know, the one with no money, is paying about $1 million to a liberal group, “Social Solutions International”, for a study entitled, “Multi-market Study of Critical Information Needs”.
In May of this year, FCC chairwoman, Mignon Clyburn, daughter of ultraliberal hack and race baiter, James Clyburn claimed, “The FCC has a duty to make sure that the industries it regulates serve the needs of the American public… the research design we announce today is an important next step in understanding what those needs are, how Americans obtain the information critical to their daily lives in a dynamic technological environment, and what barriers exist in our media ecologies to providing and assessing this information”.
And who decides what those needs are? Why of course, our benevolent government.
Like the IRS did to Tea Party organizations – the study is designed to intrude into the businesses they interview by asking questions like, “what is the news philosophy of the station?” How is that any of the governments concern and why is this type of knowledge important to the statists?
Well, the FCC says it is necessary to “ensure that the critical informational needs of Americans are being met… advance the goal of diversity, including the promotion of greater woman and minority participation in media”. And again, government will be the one who decides what is “critical information”. And then of course, there’s the old diversity play.
They won’t bother with television because there is already plenty of diversity. TV has white and black liberals, so that’s considered diverse.
It’s that pesky Talk Radio that, once and for all, must be dealt with. This is the administration’s endgame. This is why the FCC has commissioned this study.
Conservative talk radio is and has been the driving force of the right. The progressives on both sides of the aisle know this. With this president, his administration and progressive legislators, they know they have not had a better chance to rid themselves of the truth tellers on the right.
Politicians, both Republican and Democrat are scared to death of Talk Radio. They know they can’t compete with or buy off the Limbaughs, Becks, Levins, etc., so they must regulate them out of existence.
If not simultaneously, soon after they crush talk radio, they will set up on the Internet.
If we are not vigilant, like Obamacare, the government will end up also controlling all media.