Where’s my “E Pluribus Unum” Czar?

Julius Genachowski is now the chairman of the FCC.

His press secretary is Jen Howard, the former spokeswoman for the private organization Free Press.  The Free Press is an organization (self professed) predicated on tenets of Marxist communism and is having a large influence and holding great sway in the development of policy for the Obama administration. Van Jones, the (self professed) communist who was kicked out of the Obama administration after having his leanings made public, is on the board of the Free Press.

Mr. Genachowski, our FCC chairman, has said the following:

“Any serious effort to reform the media system would have to necessarily be part of a revolutionary program to overthrow the capitalist system itself.”

In a December ’08 op-ed piece regarding the U.S. economic crisis, he said:

“There is no real answer but to remove brick by brick the capitalist system itself, rebuilding the entire society on socialist principles.”

The FCC won’t allow Mark Lloyd, Obama’s “FCC Diversity Czar”, to be interviewed.

There is no language in the Constitution implying that government licensees abdicate their First Amendment rights. The Federal Communications Commission Chairman now is endorsing reduced license terms and increased “public interest obligations” for broadcasters. Recently  the government started in to regulate advertising with bloggers.  Did you know that bloggers could take any kind of advertising without having to meet government approval? 

 The next step is “net neutrality”.  The goal is to regulate the entire Internet.  You will no longer be able to select just for yourself what you see. The government will do some of the choosing for you whether you like it or not.  Orwell presaged this when he wrote of “newspeak” where the government eliminated words so that people could not conceptualize ideas that the government decided were undesirable.  How different will it be if websites are forced to present ideas that the government finds acceptable, or if popular sites are suddenly burdened with the extra tax cost to subsidize alternative sites that promote more acceptable ideas but that aren’t getting enough viewing in the opinion of the government.  

How can any press be free if its taxed and mandated by the government? 


About drrik

3rd career and 2nd childhood. Spends spare time repairing old things. Aspires to burn more gasoline, gunpowder, and ink in pursuit of slowing down. Child of the 60s and aspiring student of history. No desire to see us repeat the failed social experiments that keep failing for lack of human beings that meet the left wing standards and have to be killed off. Did engineering long enough to realize that very little is new and the wheel does not need to be reinvented.
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