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Proposed FCC study of news
organizations sparks outcry

Washington Post, by Paul Farhi

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Posted By:PageTurner, 2/21/2014 2:40:10 PM

A proposed government study of how media organizations gather news has incited a powerful backlash, particularly among conservatives, who said that it could be part of an official effort to intimidate or second-guess journalists. Faced with an outcry, the Federal Communications Commission’s chairman said Thursday that he would amend the effort — intended to assess whether the news media were meeting the public’s “critical information needs” — by removing questions that critics had deemed invasive. The FCC last year proposed an analysis of news content from newspapers, Web sites and radio and TV stations. The agency said it wanted to assess

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And the liberal outcry? Where´s that?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MattMusson, 2/21/2014 2:45:00 PM     (No. 9741481)

This is all about FEDERAL BAILOUT for LIBERAL NEWS OUTLETS!


Look for HUGE grants to liberal news organizations because they tell the ´right´ story.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: southron, 2/21/2014 2:46:34 PM     (No. 9741483)

Don´t be fooled - the FCC will pretend to agree with changes but once it gets its foot in the door it will proceed as originally planned.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Winmag, 2/21/2014 2:48:12 PM     (No. 9741486)

Where´s the outcry from the blowdried pampered liberal newsreaders, Gregory, Williams, Pelley? Your bias is showing badly.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Northcross, 2/21/2014 2:48:14 PM     (No. 9741487)

So the WaPo is not outraged at this unconstitutional attack on press freedom, they are only outraged that conservatives are outraged. It looks like the fix in in.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: QRP, 2/21/2014 2:51:43 PM     (No. 9741493)

Well its not like anyone believes anything the mainstream media says.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: crimea river, 2/21/2014 2:54:21 PM     (No. 9741498)

All this time I thought that NPR was federally funded to meet the public’s “critical information needs.”
Silly me.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Bohallx, 2/21/2014 3:39:11 PM     (No. 9741542)

Not that I love the term, but it is so colorful ~ it is overdue to DEFENESTRATE the FCC.

When they send over their agents, defenestrate them.

I think we can guarantee that no jury will convict.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Cat Ballou, 2/21/2014 5:03:56 PM     (No. 9741610)

Sounds like they backed off...........for now. Too bad someone in Congress doesn´t do an investigation of who in the FCC made this decision or if it came from higher up. Either way, whoever in the FCC that was involved should be fired, because they will be back, it just might take a little longer to accomplish their objective.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: avikingman, 2/21/2014 5:06:09 PM     (No. 9741612)

Amazing isn´t it?

When the pig gets stuck it squeals. Haven´t seen the media in such a froth in awhile.

You´d think it would wake them up, but...

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Reply 10 - Posted by: P51DMustang, 2/21/2014 5:28:53 PM     (No. 9741632)

We must remain ever vigilant, no Federal Agency is trustworthy any more. They are very dangerous, all of them.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Two Frogs, 2/21/2014 5:35:13 PM     (No. 9741635)

I have an idea for the media, after all they are our fourth branch of the Federal Government.

Make all who work in the media take an oath of office to defend the constitution of the the United States. Also, said oath should include a statement of truth so that any and all lies that get reported and/or disseminated to the public are considered perjury.

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