House Subcommittee Hearing Explores How Big Tech Radicalizes America

September 24th, 2020 4:06 PM

Amidst calls for Section 230 reform and antitrust lawsuits against Google and Facebook, a House subcommittee hearing today explored the relationship between Big Tech’s lack of accountability and the radicalization of their respective platforms’ users. 

The House Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce held a hearing entitled “…

Bozell to Congress: Americans ‘Deserve Answers’ on Censorship

September 4th, 2018 11:10 AM
RESTON, VA — On August 31, Media Research Center founder and president Brent Bozell sent individual letters to House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) concerning Wednesday’s hearings on social media platforms featuring officials from Facebook, Google and Twitter. 

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…

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Many believe that the Fairness Doctrine was repealed in the 1980s.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…

CNN's Spitzer: 'Every One of Us is Being Held Hostage' By Senate GOP

December 2nd, 2010 12:53 PM
CNN's Eliot Spitzer blasted Senate Republicans on Wednesday's Parker-Spitzer for their promise to hold up legislation unless the current tax rates are extended: "Every one of us...[is] being held hostage by 42 Republican senators." Predictably, co-host Kathleen Parker agreed with Spitzer to a point, and snarked, "I got stuck on the image of being held hostage by 42 Republicans- talk about a bad…

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,, 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 "…

Legislators Vow to Fight Fairness Doctrine with Introduction of New Bi

January 8th, 2009 9:17 AM
In the midst of economic troubles and much anticipation of a new administration about to enter the White House, the potential return of the Fairness Doctrine hasn't gotten much attention. But on the eve of President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration, Republican members of Congress haven't forgotten. GOP Sens. Jim DeMint, S.C. and James Inhofe, Okla., along with two of their House colleagues, Reps…

FCC Chairman Opposes Reinstitution of Fairness Doctrine

July 26th, 2007 12:51 PM
Americans interested in free speech got a boost Monday when the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Kevin J. Martin, came out strongly against any reimplementation of the Fairness Doctrine. As reported by the Associated Press Thursday (emphasis added): Martin, in a letter written this week to Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., and made public Thursday, said the agency found no compelling…