Sunday, November 21, 2010

Mark Lloyd--FCC Czar

Washington, D.C. — Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski appointed Mark Lloyd, a former senior fellow at the George Soros-funded Center for American Progress (CAP), to be the FCC’s “Chief Diversity Officer.” Lloyd is a proponent of the Fairness Doctrine and recently wrote that the Doctrine, and other regulatory tools such as localism and diversity mandates (more "blacks, women, & gays,") should be employed by the FCC to limit the number of conservative voices on the air and supplant them with liberal voices. He also suggests fining conservative radio stations up to $250 million (I must add that these programs are NOT federally funded--so what makes Lloyd think he has the right to any money privately generated by the popularity of these talk shows?) and giving the proceeds to national public radio

What is the Fairness Doctrine?  Basically it was a law passed in 1949 requiring the holders of broadcast licenses to present both sides of any controversial issues of public importance and to do so in a manner that was, in the Commission's view, honest, equitable and balanced.   The fairness doctrine has been eliminated since many claimed it violated free speech rights--guaranteed by the First Amendment.  Think about this administration . . . there are no limits.  So, if we have a program on heterosexuality--we must also have one on homosexuality.  Get the picture?

The point:  If Mark Lloyd has his way, each radio/television station will be required to have as many liberal programs as conservative.  If networks do not provide such programming they will be subject to fines and/or loss of licensing.    Ever hear of supply and demand?  If those programs were in demand--they'd have them on the air already.  Dahhh!  Check the ratings of the very toxic MSNBC.  Those guys are bitter!  And while you're at it . . . "google" Mark Lloyd and his quotes.  He thinks Hugo Chavez is a genius.

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