For you libs out there sqawking about how we should all sit down and sing Kumbaya now that The One is elected….well all I can say is go pound sand….
I have already had “moderate” libs knocking on the comments door of this blog declaring that I/we must “watch our words” and do something for the “hate” I/we possess for Obama.
Now that we’ve had eight years of demented and deranged Bush hatred, you are all ready for us to be silent and let The One do his Messiah thing…..hogwash!
Outing the radical, dissent silencing plans of Obama is not hate….it makes sense for anyone who loves our Constitution and right to Free Speech.
We are about 48 hours into “president-elect” status with Obama and he has already appointed the FCC Transition Czar….an avid opponent of free speech on the airwaves….he was actually the FCC Commissioner who resigned during the Reagan Administration and Reagan was able to bring free speech and “free market” speech to the airwaves.
Obama touts his change rhetoric but its only words in a speech….First, he appoints Rahm Emanuel as his Chief of Staff…..some change…Emanuel is known for his nasty partisanship and he hails from Chicago and probably attended the same “Old Chicago School of Thuggery” that Obama attended.
Now, Obama has appointed Henry Rivera, the old school radical leftist “executioner of free speech”….
Read from Brian Maloney’s piece at The Radio Equalizer:
Ahead of a widely-expected crackdown on free speech and political dissent by the incoming Obama administration, our Dear Leader has appointed a new FCC transition czar to oversee the process.
Henry Rivera, a longtime radical leftist, lawyer and former FCC commissioner, is expected to lead the push to dismantle commercial talk radio that is favored by a number of Democratic Party senators. Rivera will play a pivotal role in preventing critics from having a public voice during Obama’s tenure in office.
Rivera, who resigned from the FCC nearly a quarter-century ago during the Reagan years, believes in a doctrine of “communications policy as a civil rights issue”.
His exit during the Reagan Administration paved the way for the Fairness Doctrine’s repeal when the late president appointed Patricia Diaz Dennis in 1986 to fill out the rest of Rivera’s term. Had this not occurred, talk radio as we know it today would not exist.
That gives Rivera’s new task a great deal of personal urgency: it’s a late-career, second chance opportunity to shut down opposition voices that have been allowed to flourish since his depature from the commission.
In particular, Rivera is known for his push for more minority broadcasting ownership, but this issue has largely been rendered obsolete as former commercial broadcasting empires teeter on the brink of bankruptcy.
Rivera’s first opportunity to eliminate commercial talk radio will occur in June 2009, as the term of Republican Robert McDowell expires and he can be replaced with a pro-Fairness Doctrine Democrat. That will give the commission a three-vote Democratic majority, though the final two seats must remain in Republican hands.
If they can strong-arm one of the three Republicans into leaving early, this can be implemented even sooner.
One issue facing Rivera and Obama’s new commissioner is how the policy will be carried out. According to data from the 1970s, when the old doctrine regulated the content of speech on the radio, the FCC was forced to utilize a great deal of its resources sifting through tens of thousands of “unfairness” complaints. The FCC’s staff might have to be increased substantially to accommodate listeners looking to censor radio programming in their area.
Read the rest here.
Republicans, Conservatives and those who respect our founders intentions and Free Speech have the fight of the century on our hands here…..this CANNOT happen!
(H/T: Ace of Spades)
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