CNSNews.com FCC Commissioner Says Diversity Chief’s Ideas for Regulating Free Speech

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  1. Revmitchell

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    .........Concerns that such policies might negatively impact the First Amendment right to freedom of speech were “exaggerations,” said Lloyd, who also wrote that such protestations were evidence that the First Amendment had become “warped” to serve unnamed “global corporations.”

    “It should be clear by now that my focus here is not freedom of speech or the press,” Lloyd wrote. “This freedom is all too often an exaggeration. At the very least, blind references to freedom of speech or the press serve as a distraction from the critical examination of other communications policies.”

    “[T]he purpose of free speech is warped to protect global corporations and block [government] rules that would promote democratic governance,” said Lloyd.

    McDowell, one of the FCC’s two Republican members, said that he found such ideas “troubling,” noting that he had been assured by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski that Lloyd’s duties would be confined to civil rights and diversity in broadband.



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  2. billwald

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    thread title misinforms

    The cited story was about the funding of public radio/tv and the private control of the news by one or two large large international corporations.

    It is FOX and the major networks that are doing the defacto regulating. One must go to BBC to find world news.
     
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    Isn't BBC also a large international corporation that is also defacto regulating?

    How is the BBC different?
     
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    yea BBC:rolleyes: Better Business for Comunists:laugh:
     
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    now, don't go bothering billwald with facts...
     

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