FCC Abandons Intrusive Media Survey That Never Even Got Underway in Te

February 24th, 2014 7:58 PM
According to a report by Tim Cavanaugh, news editor of National Review Online, the Federal Communications Commission “has pulled the plug on its plan to conduct an intrusive probe of newsrooms” as part of a “Critical Information Needs” survey of local media markets. FCC spokesperson Shannon Gilson issued a news release that indicated in the course of the commission's review and public comment…

Report: GOP Plans to Have Fewer Debates, Better Moderators in 2016 Ele

December 11th, 2013 7:30 PM
Still stinging from the large number of primary debates that often changed the momentum from one Republican candidate to another during the 2012 presidential contest and liberal moderators who all asked questions that favored Democratic incumbent Barack Obama over GOP candidate Mitt Romney, Republican officials are “quietly advancing a new batch of rules aimed at streamlining” what they call a…

NBA Is Way Tougher on F-Bombs Than Obama's FCC

November 5th, 2013 6:57 PM
While the NFL is embroiled in a scandal over athletes threatening death to other athletes with racial epithets, the NBA is fining coaches for fleeting expletives. Yahoo Sports reported Washington Wizards coach Randy Wittman was fined $20,000 by the league for ranting at a post-game press conference. This is tougher punishment than anything Obama's Federal Communications Commission has done,…

Bozell Column: Farewell to Hollywood's Favorite Bureaucrat

April 6th, 2013 8:11 AM
Now that it’s almost departure time for Julius Genachowski, Obama’s first chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, The Hill newspaper has noted one important sign of his priorities. In his four years at the helm, the FCC hasn’t issued one fine to Hollywood for indecent content on broadcast television. Now there’s a legacy. Hollywood sends its gratitude, Mr. Chairman, for an…

WashPost Hails Comcast/NBC Chief Lobbyist (and Obama Bundler) as 'Wonk

October 31st, 2012 8:19 AM
Tuesday’s front-page of The Washington Post offered a positive profile of Comcast’s chief lobbyist (and Democrat) David Cohen, the “wonk rock star.” The story’s central idea was the notion that Cohen’s offering of a low-income Internet service was a crucial part of Obama’s FCC approving Comcast’s merger with NBC Universal....as if the massive campaign cash for Democrats didn’t help seal the…

Revealed: VP Debate Moderator Martha Raddatz Hosted President Obama at

October 10th, 2012 6:59 AM
The liberal media/politician/bureaucrat revolving door spins so rapidly, sometimes it's hard to keep pace. Today we learn via the Daily Caller that the moderator for tomorrow's vice presidential debate, ABC News reporter Martha Raddatz, hosted President Obama as a guest at her 1991 wedding to the man who would later become Obama's FCC commissioner, Julius Genachowski. That's shocking enough…

FCC Says Fairness Doctrine Dead, Conservatives Warn of Back-door Regul

August 22nd, 2011 4:58 PM
"The FCC gave the coup de grace to the fairness doctrine Monday as the commission axed more than 80 media industry rules," Politico's Brooks Boliek reported this afternoon:

Obama Administration is Openly and Serially Flouting the Law - and the

June 27th, 2011 8:41 AM
We really shouldn’t get angry with the media for being obstinately silent and/or willfully ignorant when it comes to - amongst many, MANY other things - Democrats and Leftists breaking the law. It’s like getting upset with a six-month old for behaving badly in public.  It’s what we get - we should not be vexed when we get it.

Yes, It Still Exists: House Members Call on FCC to Formally End 'Fairn

June 1st, 2011 11:55 AM
Many believe that the Fairness Doctrine was repealed in the 1980s. In fact, it remains on the books, as Federal Communications Commissioner Robert McDowell recently noted. President Ronald Reagan's FCC - and each one since - opted to not enforce the law for constitutional reasons, but the law itself still exists. Two House Republicans have sent a letter to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski…

Leftist ‘Consumer Interest’ Groups Are Only Interested in Big Gove

May 31st, 2011 9:15 AM
Editor's Note: This first appeared in BigGovernment.com. We have oft discussed the Orwellian manner Leftists do, well, everything. And specifically how they go about naming their gaggles – the groups they form to advance their Leftist agenda. The Media Marxists looking to eradicate all private ownership of news and communications – so as to have the government be your sole provider of…

Did FCC Pressure Comcast to Incorporate 'Localism' Into NBC Deal

February 4th, 2011 2:04 PM
Elections have consequences. In the realm of media regulation, the 2008 election meant increased influence for proponents of so-called media "localism." The increased influence of localism at the FCC bore itself out in the recently-approved Comcast/NBC merger. As a hypothetical, "localism" is relatively innocent. But in practice, it essentially amounts to a back-door mechanism for media…

Bozell Column: Fox Television's Dung Pile

May 8th, 2010 8:29 AM
The Federal Communications Commission is assigned the duty of enforcing broadcast decency provisions of the Communications Act of 1934. But Barack Obama’s FCC seems to think the indecency-discouraging mission of the FCC is as outdated as Glenn Miller, even as the airwaves sound more like Ozzy Osbourne. FCC chairman Julius Genachowski is an aggressive regulator, thumbing his nose at a recent court…

FCC's Genachowski Agreed to Have Diversity Czar Lloyd Appear Before Co

October 6th, 2009 2:14 PM
The news wing of the Media Research Center, CNSNews.com, yesterday reported that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) refused their request for an interview with Chief Diversity Officer Mark Lloyd about his tremendously disturbing First Amendment and communications policy views.  (Not to mention his affinity and admiration for Venezuelan dictatorial thug Hugo Chavez and his demand that "…

Sen Grassley's Letter to FCC Chair- Questions Media Should Ask About F

August 17th, 2009 4:27 PM
"Diversity Czar" Lloyd: Regulating Conservative Stations Within an Inch of Their Lives Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley has publicly released a letter he penned to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski regarding the July 29th announced appointment of new FCC Associate General Counsel and Chief Diversity Officer Mark Lloyd.In the…