February 12, 2009

By any other name

Can we shut down dissenting voices? Yes We Can!

Acting Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Copps says he doesn’t support bringing back the controversial Fairness Doctrine, but he does think government has a role in enforcing media “diversity.”

That role includes re-examining licensing and other regulations for radio stations -- including AM stations dominated by talk radio -- to make them “more reflective” of public interests.
And just who decides what exactly is "reflective" of the public interest?
“What I’ve always said, and this is always obviously up to the discretion of Congress, not the FCC, whether we do or we don’t, to me we have to find a way to make radio reflect the public interest,” Copps explained.
Awesome. I can't wait until Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid get to decide what I can listen to on the radio. Or, more accurately, what I can't listen to on the radio.

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