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    FCC to police news media, question reporters in wide-ranging content survey

    The Federal Communications Commission is planning a broad probe of political speech across media platforms, an unprecedented move that raises serious First Amendment concerns. The FCC’s proposed “Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs,” which is set to begin a field test in a single market with an eye toward a comprehensive study in 2014, would collect a remarkably wide range of information on demographics, point of view, news topic selection, management style and other factors in news organizations both in and out of the FCC’s traditional purview.

    The airwaves regulator would also subject news producers in all media to invasive questioning about their work and content.


    A methodology worked up by Silver Spring, Maryland-based Social Solutions International (SSI) says that in addition to its general evaluation of news content, the survey will include a “qualitative component” featuring interrogations of news organization owners, management and employees.

    Among the questions federal contractors will be asking of private media companies:

    For media owners
    :
    “What is the news philosophy of the station?”


    For editors, producers and managers:
    “Do you have any reporters or editors assigned to topic ‘beats’? If so how many and what are the beats?” “Who decides which stories are covered?”


    For reporters:
    “Have you ever suggested coverage of what you consider a story with critical information for your customers (viewers, listeners, readers) that was rejected by management?” (Followup questions ask the reporter to speculate on why a particular story was spiked.)


    According to a May article in Communications Daily, Social Solutions International will be paid $917,823 for the study, which also questions news consumers about their habits and numerically codes news content according to how well, in the FCC’s view, it meets the “critical information needs” (CIN) of particular “communities.”

    “The FCC has a duty to make sure that the industries it regulates serve the needs of the American public no matter where they live or what financial resources they have,” acting FCC chairwoman Mignon Clyburn said in a May announcement of the survey. “The research design we announce today is an important next step in understanding what those needs are, how Americans obtain the information critical to their daily lives in a dynamic technological environment, and what barriers exist in our media ecologies to providing and accessing this information.”




    FCC to police media, question reporters in content survey | The Daily Caller

    It looks like the censorship is coming on internet and perhaps the alternative media!...The FCC has a duty to make sure that the industries it regulates serve the needs of the American public. How do they know the need of the American public?


    Ok let's remind these people the true reality:

    Who Owns the Media?
    Massive corporations dominate the U.S. media landscape. Through a history of mergers and acquisitions, these companies have concentrated their control over what we see, hear and read. In many cases, these companies are vertically integrated, controlling everything from initial production to final distribution. In the interactive charts below we reveal who owns what.

    Who Owns the Media? | Free Press
    Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

    Voltaire


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    Under the current administration, the needs of the American people are whatever Obama's Marxist doctrine says they should be. Period.

    If you take a look at the lists in that article, the only conservative TV and Radio conglomerates are Clear Channel and News Corp. The rest are liberal lap dogs. Regardless of that, there are too many conglomerate-owned news outlets and too few independents.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


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    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    Under the current administration, the needs of the American people are whatever Obama's Marxist doctrine says they should be. Period.

    If you take a look at the lists in that article, the only conservative TV and Radio conglomerates are Clear Channel and News Corp. The rest are liberal lap dogs. Regardless of that, there are too many conglomerate-owned news outlets and too few independents.
    Well, you know when people will discover all the media controlled lies, they will take a huge defeat whatever they say.
    Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

    Voltaire


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    I don't think Obama's FTC is going to disclose any lies put out by the liberal media. They will only target conservative sites. The only hope for honesty is with an independent survey unrelated to the government.

    Obama's FTC would most likely use the Media Matters web site and an example of truthful reporting.

    The part that a lot of people do not understand is that the overwhelming majority of US Federal workers are liberals, because every time the Democrats control the White House they create tens of thousands of new high-paying Federal jobs for their supporters.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


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