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Obama vs. the Media

Obama vs. the Media

Commented Jan 24, 2009 at 01:17:02 in Media

“If you want representative media, write to the new Federal Communications Commission.
The airwaves used by the media are public property. In the recent past, all television stations had to renew their license to operate every three years. They had to prove that they were meeting the needs and interests of their viewing audience. Then came cable. The FCC made money on leases. Aha, said the non-regulators, we can let the industry go unregulated because there is such a broad offering on cable, that viewers will be able to find information and programmming that will balance itself. This has not happened. In Feb. when the FCC frees up more bandwidth for the auction block for wireless services, the industry will pay dearly for the bandwidth and bring you more of the same on cable, the internet and cell phones. But, you can say --- hey the bandwidths are still in the public domaine and we want the FCC to require that the businesses that use them provide us with fair and balanced news, that opinion shows must call themseives just that and not news and that they require the media to produce diverse entertainment that represents all Americans and isn't a menu of rerun after rerun. You will only get this new FCC to act in your interest if you write and petition. Organize your friends and take the airwaves back. Don't let cable, cell and the internet be taken over by advertising . The FCC can limit it.”

gerireig on Jan 25, 2009 at 11:05:11

“Zelenda: Well said!! We need untainted news and information now more than ever. And, we need to reserve these newly-freed "White Channels" (unused channels) for public use.. Everything
doesn't have to be "for profit".”

lynettema on Jan 25, 2009 at 00:13:04

“The FCC has increasingly become loaded with RWingers.”

bigkay on Jan 24, 2009 at 09:00:50

“I and my senior citizen friends will write to the FCC and demand unbiased news, more international news, and less advertising. The ads for ED make my hair gray.....”