FCC Openness: Secret Rules Mention ‘Transparency’ 163 Times

March 13th, 2015 2:49 PM
The “most transparent administration in history” finally released the new FCC rules – two weeks after it had voted on them. Counting the dissent, the new regulations equaled 268,154 words and 400 pages. There were 163  mentions of “transparency” in the new regulations that no voter was allowed to see until after the FCC voted on the rules. The new rules were…

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…

AP, NYT AWOL on FCC's Newsroom Snooping Proposal

February 21st, 2014 11:59 PM
On Thursday, Kyle Drennen at NewsBusters noted that none of the three broadcast networks had covered the intent of the Federal Communications Commission, in the words of Byron York at the Washington Examiner, to "send government contractors into the nation's newsrooms to determine whether journalists are producing articles, television reports, Internet content, and commentary that…

As Government’s Power Grabs Grow, Media’s Coverage Diminishes

July 1st, 2013 9:11 AM
The Barack Obama Administration has been on a five-plus-year-long Collect-As-Much-Information-On-Us-As-Possible spree. With Tens of Millions of Phone Records Grabbed – It’s the Government, Stupid ‘Thousands of NSA Analysts Can Listen to Domestic Phone Calls,’ Read Emails, Texts, IMs Latest Big Government Data Grab: Justice Sues to Get It Without a Warrant IRS Tea…