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It Was Never Fair and Balanced -- Now It's Not Even News

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Larry Gellman

What we now see on cable TV is nothing resembling news. The entertainers who pose as newsmen now routinely spew lies, distortions, and biased opinions or provide a platforms of legitimacy to the sociopaths who do.

Here's How You Can Strike Back Against Right-Wing Cable, Radio

Bill Mann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Mann

We should talk about pulling local radio-station licenses, plus other effective and practical measures of attacking the real problem -- the right-wing media malice machine.

FCC Under Genachowski: Competition, Consumers, Innovation and Investment

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Craig Newmark

Julius Genachowski is now chair of the FCC, which means that it'll be easier to protect free use of the Net, and to catch up with the rest of the world.

Internet Protection Fight Starts in Washington -- Don't Just Sit There

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Brodsky

There is no legal requirement for Internet Service Providers to give us an open Internet. Luckily, the future of the Web is now in play in the Washington policy arena.

Why Schmidt Left Apple's Board: TechCrunch | Erick Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

What happens when the enemy of your enemy is no longer your friend? You cast him out, as Steve Jobs seems to have done to Google CEO Eric Schmidt, who...

Lifting The Curtain on Verizon's Washington Lobbying

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Brodsky

When one company comes to Congress with a plan that can be changed at a whim, public officials shouldn't praise it.

Talk Radio Rules Blue Dog States

Sue Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sue Wilson

22 percent of Americans get their news from talk radio, and conservative talkers, like Hannity and Limbaugh, have been lying to their listeners about what's in the health care bill.

Is Anybody There? Does Anybody Care?

Norman Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Norman Horowitz

Networks are all controlled by gigantic companies, who for the most part do business with the Federal government and would not be critical of the Federal government in any meaningful way.

Cleveland Rocks & Other Wireless News

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Spalter

Last week, the Senate Commerce Committee unanimously cleared a bill requiring the FCC and the Commerce Department to conduct annual audits of our wireless airwaves.

The Other Obama Nominee

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Timothy Karr

As the first African-American woman commissioner, she represents progressive change that is deeply in sync with the transformation of D.C. politics that Obama is trying to realize.

What Sotomayor Could Mean for Network Neutrality and the First Amendment

Marvin Ammori | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marvin Ammori

Here's the question I'd ask Sotomayor: Please tell us about the free speech rights of media, telephone, and cable companies. That is, do their rights trump the rights of citizens and users of media?

What Is the Use Of Having Power If You Don't Abuse It?

Norman Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Norman Horowitz

In order to confuse those who from time to time come across something that I write, I have decided to deal in one article with some of the "transgress...

New FCC Chair Brings Us One Step Closer to Net Neutrality

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Timothy Karr

Expect Chairman Genachowski to turn his attention to bringing more choice to a broadband market controlled by a cartel of phone and cable companies.

Julius Genachowski Confirmed As FCC Chair

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday confirmed Julius Genachowski as head of the Federal Communications Commission and Robert McDowell for a seco...

Twitter Essential Tool for Iranian Election News: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer June 17, 2009

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

The State Department asked Twitter to delay a "critical network upgrade" scheduled for yesterday in order for civilian reporters in Tehran to use th...

Nothing Good From The Internet? Bollocks

Josh Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Josh Levy

Thanks to the Internet, the rest of us are feeling increasingly liberated from the shackles of corporate control over content.

Europeans Are Eating Our Lunch; Our Broadband Plan Is Toast

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Brodsky

Is there anyone who thinks Congress could produce anything in the way of a meaningful broadband plan that will make a real difference and raise our broadband ranking in the world?

Supreme Court: Janet Jackson Wardrobe Malfunction Ruling Thrown Out

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday ordered a federal appeals court to re-examine its ruling in favor of CBS Corp. in a legal fight over en...

New FCC Appointee Could Face Choice Between Obama's Agenda and AT&T's

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Brodsky

House Majority Whip James Clyburn may not have done his daughter, Mignon, any favors by getting her appointed to the Federal Communications Commission.

Dear Justice Scalia...

Norman Lear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Norman Lear

I'd like to offer my heartfelt thanks to Scalia and his four conservative cohorts on the Supreme Court who voted 5-4 yesterday to uphold the FCC ban on the use of "fleeting" expletives on broadcast TV.

Grading the Internet President

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Timothy Karr

As early as fall 2007, Obama made a strong commitment to a free-flowing, accessible and open Internet when he unveiled his new media agenda.

FCC's "Fleeting Expletives" Policy Backed By Supreme Court

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court deleted expletives left and right Tuesday in narrowly upholding a government policy that threatens broadcasters w...

Cheney, Rove, and Fleischer and the Importance of Net Neutrality

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, Ari Fleischer and other right-wing mouthpieces are trying to frame future debates while they reinvent the George W. Bush years...

A new leader at the FCC

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Spalter

Given the enormous role the FCC can play for ensuring not only the vitality and health of our nations' communications sector, but also the reasonable ...

Obama's FCC Pick Another Good Sign for Open Media

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Timothy Karr

Obama's appointment is another indication that incoming leadership in Washington will move decisively to protect the free flowing Internet from those seeking to become gatekeepers to new media.