26 Aug

Obama’s New FCC “Diversity” Chief Believes Government Should Control All Media

                                       

Have you met our newly appointed, Obama stamp approved, “Diversity” Czar for the FCC?

No?

Well…check him out.

Mark Lloyd, chief diversity officer of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), called for a “confrontational movement” to combat what he claimed was control of the media by international corporations and to re-establish the regulatory power of government through robust public broadcasting and a more powerful FCC.

Lloyd expressed his regulatory call to arms in his 2006 book, “Prologue to a Farce: Communications and Democracy in America” (University of Illinois Press).

In the book, Lloyd also said that public broadcasting should be funded through new license fees charged to the nation’s private radio and television broadcasters, and that new regulatory fees should be used to fund eight new regional FCC offices.

These offices would be responsible for monitoring political advertising and commentary, children’s educational programs, number of commercials, and content ratings of the programs.

Frequently referencing one of his heroes, left-wing activist Saul Alinsky, Lloyd claims in his book that the history of American communications policy has been one of continued corporate control of every form of communication from the telegraph to the Internet.

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Government, Lloyd said in his book, is the “only” institution that can manage the communications of the public, arguing that Washington must “ensure” that everyone has an equal ability to communicate.

“The American republic requires the active deliberation of a diverse citizenry, and this, I argue, can be ensured only by our government,” he says. “Put another way, providing for the equal capability of citizens to participate effectively in democratic deliberation is our collective responsibility.”

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With Alinsky as the political guide, Lloyd outlines nine “lessons” that people can draw on when trying to combat international businesses.

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To combat the control of international business and restore government to what he sees as its rightful place in managing public communications, Lloyd calls for a “confrontational movement” to protest the present order and organize a political movement that could force government to rein the businesses in.

“If our republican form of government is perishing because communications – the infrastructure of that republic – is under the yoke of international business how, at last, do we save it?” he asks. “We must build a confrontational movement to reclaim our democracy, a movement committed to active and sustained protest against the present order.”

To do this, Lloyd draws on his experience lobbying the FCC during the Clinton administration, counseling would-be revolutionaries to follow the tactics used by other left-wing movements, such as the followers of Saul Alinsky and the people who ran the campaign to block Republican Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork.

“We understood at the beginning, and were certainly reminded in the course of the campaign,” wrote Lloyd, “that our work was not simply convincing policy makers of the logic or morality of our arguments. We understood that we were in a struggle for power against an opponent, the commercial broadcasters ….”

“We looked to successful political campaigns and organizers as a guide, especially the civil rights movement, Saul Alinsky, and the campaign to prevent the Supreme Court nomination of the ultra-conservative jurist Robert Bork,” wrote Lloyd. “From those sources we drew inspiration and guidance.”

Oh, it get’s better:

Lloyd proposes six initial goals for wresting control of communications from the corporate interests he claims control it. As his book details:

1. “End the federal subsidy of commercial media, particularly cable and broadcast television. Broadcasters should pay for the great privileges of a federally protected license to operate a business by using the publicly owned [radio or television] spectrum.”

2. “The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) must be reformed along democratic lines and funded at a substantial level. The CPB board should be elected, [with] eight members representing eight regions of the country (New England, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Midwest, Plains States, Southwest, Mountain States, and the Pacific Coast) and a chairman appointed by the president, with the advice and consent of the Senate.”

“Federal and regional broadcast operations and local stations should be funded at levels commensurate with or above those spending levels at which commercial operations are funded,” said Lloyd.

“This funding should come from license fees charged to commercial broadcasters. … Local public broadcasters and regional and national communications operations should be required to encourage and broadcast diverse views and programs. … Spectrum allocations should be established that create clear preferences for public broadcasters ensuring that regional, local, and neighborhood communities are well served,” he added.

3. “The FCC should be fully funded with regulatory fees from broadcast, cable, satellite, and telecommunications companies. The FCC should be staffed at regional offices, matching those CPB regions, at levels sufficient to monitor and enforce communication regulation.

“Clear federal regulations over commercial broadcast and cable programs regarding political advertising and commentary, educational programming for children, the number of commercials, ratings information about programs before they are broadcast, and the accessibility of services to the disabled should be established and widely promoted.”

4. “Universal service support provided by all commercial telecommunications providers (whether they are classified as information services or not) to fund access to advanced telecommunications services should be expanded to all nonprofit organizations, including higher-level academic and vocational schools, community centers, and 501(c) (3) organizations unaffiliated with either business or government.”

5. “Postal subsidies should be fully restored to small independent nonprofits presses. Postal subsidies should be reduced for commercial and business operations. The postal service should be returned to congressional control with the central mission of ensuring that all Americans have access to the post.”

6. “Public secondary schools should be required to include civics and media literacy as part of their core curriculum. Testing on civic, media, and computer literacy should be required and national standards set.”

For those who think any or all of these recommendations might infringe on the free speech rights of broadcasters, Lloyd says his concern is not the “exaggerated” concerns over the First Amendment.

“It should be clear by now that my focus here is not freedom of speech or the press,” he said. “This freedom is all too often an exaggeration.

And just today Glenn Beck aired some footage of Lloyd speaking about the great change that happened in Venezuela with the dictator Chavez coming to power:

In Venezuela, with Chavez, really a incredible revolution. A dramatic revolution. To begin to put into place saying that we’re going to have impact on the people of Venezuela.

The property owners and the folks who were then controlling the media rebelled, work frankly with folks here in the US government, worked to oust him and came back and had another revolution and Chavez started to take the media very seriously in this country.

Get that? The “property owners” didn’t want a dictator, didn’t want Communism, and that’s bad. Our government even helped them fight against Communism but Chavez, Lloyd’s hero, came back fighting and took over the media…..which is a good thing to our new FCC czar.

He is completely opposed to any privately owned communications.

Read that again.

He want’s a government takeover of our media!

Here’s Glenn with Seton Motley:

Where is the MSM? Why are they not freaking out? Hell, this guy just said that freedom of speech is “exaggerated.”

But the left and the MSM hide.

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Curt served in the Marine Corps for four years and has been a law enforcement officer in Los Angeles for the last 20 years.
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21 Responses to Obama’s New FCC “Diversity” Chief Believes Government Should Control All Media

  1. jjsmoof says: 1

    so the evening news will start with, ” good evening comrade…”

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  2. uri says: 2

    Glen Beck is now broadcasting something that so many of us already knew about Obama and the radical left for the pass two years. Heck, Sarah Palin try to tell the regular people who Obama was all about and look what they did to her…OMG!. That’s why European think that Americans are so naive, to put it in a polite manner.

    Glen needs to show us now two things:

    Who is really in charged?. These Czars are implementing and executing orders.
    What the Americans need to know now is who are really governing the country right now. Obama, Rahm and Axelrod are just a front, who are behind all of these people. Podesta and Ayers are certainlty some of them, Soros cannot be there alone without the Sandlers, so who else…

    Ask the LA Times to show the video of Obama and Ayers together at a fund raising dinner with Khalidi and Edward Said(PLO supporteres)

    By the way, you should see how much support Glen got in the Huff Post and the LA Times!

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  3. @uri:

    By the way, you should see how much support Glen got in the Huff Post and the LA Times!

    Do you happen to have any links for those sources?

    I am overloaded this morning and don’t have time to search it out at the moment (and when I delve into PuffHo I feel all slimy until I get a shower).

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  5. uri says: 4

    Aye,

    Good Morning Comrade(being sarcastic)

    I am not that much of a computer savvy to link yet but I can tell that after the story was aired on Monday, The L.A. Times had a respond of 1,700 comments in the first day alone. Yesterday, I looked again and they had about 5,000 responses. There were so many of them supporting Glen Bleck. You will need to just read the comments. Same in the Huff. Post, I think it had about 5,000 responses as off yesterday too. Of course, there were many lefties airing out their stupidity.

    We got to deal with this trash!. You got to read all of these radical websites like Politico(Obama’s mouth piece), Salon, even the Rolling Stones had an article about Health Care(By Taiibi) and there were many conservative opinions as well.

    It is important to know what they think and for us to respond to them so that we can fight them in their on turf..that is what they did to us for decades! As Obama says “punch them twice as hard…”

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  6. Madalyn says: 5

    Of course the admin wants to control the airwaves. They want to control all of us in all aspects. That is NOT capitalism. At least not since the last time I looked up the word. The current sloppy admin wants total control of everything, and will stop at nothing to do it. Buy whoever or whatever will further their cause, make backroom deals, commit criminal acts, pay off ACORN, SEIU, CODE PINK, etc. The deals never stop. Even deady teddy is being used today. I am so sick of their low-life friends and deals.
    Just my opinion
    Madalyn

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  8. Buffoon says: 6

    No jjsmoof, the evening news will start with:

    “Listen up dingle berries! This is how it is!”

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  9. ditto says: 7

    It is clear with all the czars that Obama has placed in power and all the appointments he has made. Obama wants to stick unaccountable controlling tentacles into every area of our life. That is how tyrants steal power. They get their propaganda machines going to support every move and demonize any resistance. The MSM will not even bother to vet Obama’s appointments, and are blinded by their rose colored glasses. Tyrants start with “reasonable” measures (to their followers point of view anyway), then they extend to encompass as far as they can reach, then squeeze and crush any resistance.

    I’m not a paranoid person by nature, but I believe we are headed for very dangerous times. I am concerned that we may not even make it to 2010 before our nation begins to move too far in the same direction as Socialist Italy, Nazi Germany, and the other totalitarian nations. I have my doubts that enough people will realize what is going on until it is too late.

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  10. Philly_PA says: 8

    Re: Obama’s New FCC “Diversity” Chief Believes Government Should Control All Media:

    The U.K. government tried something like that way back in 1964 and it resulted in a Pirate Radio station named “Radio Caroline”.

    ‘Team Obama’ can try to stop folk from talking and listening….we aint senseless :)
    .

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  12. ditto says: 9

    @Alexis_E

    Well Mr/Ms. Spammer, (Your advertising link in the bottom of your post makes it SPAM.) it was the lesson plan that he sent out to the schools asking children to write letters on “how to help President Obama”: Then the teachers would “grade them” and later hold them “to account” on their “goals”. (“Did you help Obama? No?! Then you get an ‘F’!!!!”)

    It was suggested to older children that they write papers including quotes from Obama speeches.

    ‘Another task, recommended for younger students immediately after listening to the speech, is to engage in a discussion about what “the President wants us to do.”‘

    http://www.newsmax.com/headlines/obama_indoctrinate/2009/09/04/256590.html
    http://www.nowpublic.com/world/obama-seeks-help-americas-school-children

    Many parents are getting sick and tired of Democrats manipulating and indoctrinating children to show support for the party agenda. Democrats seem to think that it’s OK for THEM to try to indoctrinate children but rabidly balk if a Conservative seems to suggest the same.

    George Bush did a similar thing in 1991 and he was lambasted by the Democrats. (Although Bush only asked children to “think critically and write a letter about how they can help the administration’s educational goals”):

    http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-324659?ref=feeds%2Flatest

    My take on this is: LEAVE THE KIDS OUT OF IT YOU HYPOCRITICAL *SSH*L*ES!!!!

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  13. Alexis_E says: 10

    @ditto, what about that link on your post? isnt it a spam also?

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  14. ditto says: 11

    No, My links are to web-pages relevant to your question.

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  15. Alexis_E says: 12

    @ditto: ok. My links were also relevant. You just have to read it well.

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  16. ditto says: 13

    @Curt Best delete Alexis_E ‘s link above it leads to an infected website.

    @Alexis_E
    Don’t give me that Bullcrap. that’s a malicious hacker site that holds a nasty surprise for anyone who clicks on it. An internet Virus called Conflicter C_. The regulars here on FA are not as dumb as you are Troll.

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  17. Alexis_E says: 14

    @ditto
    really? well, go on, with what you want to do with me. Well I am innocent and I know very well that my link does not contain any virus. If you want you can filter it with an anti virus or better discover it with yourself if it is really a virus.

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  18. @Alexis_E:

    Your first post which contained a link to a SPAM site has been deleted.

    Further posts from you which contain such links will also be removed.

    If you would like to purchase advertising here feel free to click on one of the links to contact Curt to discuss that.

    The topic of this thread is the FCC “Diversity” Chief. All further posts from you that are not on topic will be deleted.

    If you persist in creating posts that are not related to the discussion or if you persist in posting links to non-discussion related source materials you may lose your posting privileges here.

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