And so it continues! Obama’s slippery slope to totaltarianism in the United States of Venezuela gains speed. Know what America needs? We need the hyper-leftist mainstream propaganda media to become a little more hyper-leftist under the careful watch of Obama’s FCC! If you like your First Amendment, you can keep your First Amendment. Welcome to 1984!
Today, the FCC (Ministry of Truth) announced it would put monitors in media outlets to uncover how stories are selected and reported, among other things. Fox News reports:
The Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs (CINs) initiative was proposed last May. The FCC explained that it wanted information from television and radio broadcasters “to ascertain the process by which stories are selected, station priorities (for content production quality, and populations served), perceived station bias, perceived percent of news dedicated to each of the eight CIN’s and perceived responsiveness to underserved populations.”
AWD is surprised it took this long for Obama to go after the First Amendment. He tried (and failed) on suppressing the Second Amendment on a few occasions so I figured he’d go out to stifle any reasonable voices of opposition left in the American press by limiting free speech. As Orwell said:
“He who controls the past controls the present. He who controls the present controls the past.”
Plus, it sure would be nice if Fox News quit airing all those pesky stories about Benghazi, the IRS persecution of the Tea Party, Fast and Furious, etc! Maybe a FCC monitor could “encourage” Fox to concentrate a little less on Obama’s peccadilloes and more on Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus!
The vast majority of the mainstream media are already nothing more than propaganda organs of the Obama administration and the Democrat Party. They surrendered any pretense of journalism long ago. Why would Obama and the FCC be concerned about how stories are selected when nearly every story in the MSM is slanted in favor of Obama and the Dims? They’re not concerned about MSNBC, the NY Times and their ilk! This is an overt attempt to silence and control the loyal opposition.
Picture this conversation:
FCC Monitor: Gee, Mr Local TV Station Owner, sure would be a shame if you were to run that news report about the local man with cancer who lost his health insurance and won’t receive care under ObamaCare. You know, this close to your station’s license renewal and all.”
Station Owner: What story about the local man with cancer?
FCC Monitor: Exactly.
It’s blatantly obvious to those of us who don’t worship at the alter of American Idol and fantasy football there is a concerted effort for the government to destroy the rights Americans enjoy under the Constitution. Obama has shown he has no regard for the rights of Americans and seeks total government control over every aspect of our lives. If you don’t agree, we will make you agree. Like Winston in 1984, you will learn to love Big Brother! Think all those billions of rounds of ammo bought by Homeland Security was for nothing? Guess again!
Conservative, patriotic Americans are the real enemies to Obama and his statists. More and more conservatives are getting their news and views from the internet and not traditional news outlets. Look for overt action against conservative blogs in the near future. The FCC will challenge our credentials as “journalists” or file complaints that our blogs are one-sided and don’t present the arguments of our political opposition. They’ll file lawsuits, have the IRS audit us, etc until we are financially and emotionally exhausted. Those who fight the FCC will be punished and eventually our blogs will be shut down on some invented technicality devised to silence us. AWD believes this will happen in the next 12-18 months.
The FCC placing monitors in newsrooms should alarm every American as much as armed government agents kicking in your doors at midnight for an “inspection.” Because the latter isn’t too far removed from the former! Let the government control every aspect of information (propaganda) and the rest of our Constitutional rights will be rapidly peeled away until we are like those poor people in the streets of Venezuela. Throwing rocks at tanks.
Free speech is the foundation of a free society. The right to own firearms to fight against a corrupt, totalitarian government is what protects the foundation.
Don’t look to the Republicans to do anything more than whine a little on the Sunday morning propaganda news shows. They are too busy dreaming about how many useless, unwinnable wars they can start if they can retake the Senate and White House. After all, like the Dims, the Repubs serve their masters and not their constituents.
AWD is tired about writing about conservative vs liberal politics. I have learned there is little if any difference between the corruptocrats in both parties. It’s all an illusion to keep us arguing while the totalitarians in Washington and elsewhere go about their nefarious plans for total government control.
I recommend everyone read Orwell’s 1984. We’re about to live it. Or die fighting it.