Obama's Censorship Czar

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  1. OldRegular

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    FCC’s Chief Diversity Officer Wants Private Broadcasters to Pay a Sum Equal to Their Total Operating Costs to Fund Public Broadcasting

    Thursday, August 13, 2009
    By Matt Cover

    From: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/52435

    (CNSNews.com) - Mark Lloyd, newly appointed Chief Diversity Officer of the Federal Communications Commission, has called for making private broadcasting companies pay licensing fees equal to their total operating costs to allow public broadcasting outlets to spend the same on their operations as the private companies do.
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    Lloyd presented the idea in his 2006 book, Prologue to a Farce: Communications and Democracy in America, published by the University of Illinois Press.
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    Lloyd’s hope is to dramatically upgrade and revamp the Corporation for Public Broadcasting through new funding drawn from private broadcasters.
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    The CPB is a non-profit entity that was created by Congress and that currently receives hundreds of millions of dollars in federal subsidies each year. In fiscal 2009, it is receiving an appropriation of $400 million.
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    “The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) must be reformed along democratic lines and funded on a substantial level,” Lloyd wrote in his book.
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    “Federal and regional broadcast operations and local stations should be funded at levels commensurate with or above those spending levels at which commercial operations are funded,” Lloyd wrote. “This funding should come from license fees charged to commercial broadcasters. Funding should not come from congressional appropriations. Sponsorship should be prohibited at all public broadcasters.”
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    Along with this money, Lloyd would regulate much of the programming on these stations to make sure they focused on “diverse views” and government activities.
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    “Local public broadcasters and regional and national communications operations should be required to encourage and broadcast diverse views and programs,” wrote Lloyd. “These programs should include coverage of all local, state and federal government meetings, as well as daily news and public issues programming.

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    “In addition, educational programs for children and adults, and diverse, independent personal and cultural expression should be encouraged,” he wrote.
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    Dennis Wharton, Executive Vice President of Media Relations at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) told CNSNews.com that his organization, which represents radio and television broadcasters, supports public broadcasting, but that that support should come from the public in general not broadcasters alone.
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    “NAB supports federal funding for public broadcasting,” said Wharton. “However, we would oppose efforts to fund public broadcasting through fees assessed against free and local broadcasters who are*experiencing the worst advertising recession in 50 years.”
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    Lloyd wrote Prologue to a Farce while a senior fellow at the liberal Center for American Progress. In that capacity, he co-authored the 2007 report The Structural Imbalance of Political Talk Radio, which concluded that 91% of talk radio programming is conservative and 9% is “progressive.”
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    The report argued that large corporate broadcasting networks had driven liberals off the radio, and that diversity of ownership would increase diversity of broadcasting voices.
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    More evidence they intend to destroy capitalism and supply/demand. If people really would listen to their garbage, the ratings would be sufficient to attract advertisers and generate comparable revenues. The fact is their liberal propaganda has to be subsidized by the government to have much of a voice. Lack of revenue from advertisers, because of poor ratings, is what drives liberals off the radio.
     
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    The liberals always lose to conservatives among private owned companies as well. Here are the polls for this week, Fox wins every day for every time slot for every age. :thumbs:

    Morning programs (6:00AM-9:00AM) P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
    FOX & Friends- 965,000 viewers (357,000) (665,000)
    American Morning- 375,000 viewers (194,000) (245,000)
    Morning Joe-319,000 viewers (121,000) (182,000)
    Squawk Box- 143,000 viewers (62,000) (81,000)
    Morning Express w/ Meade- 232,000 viewers (136,000) (167,000)

    5PM – P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
    Glenn Beck– 2,544,000 viewers (762,000) (1,275,000)
    Situation Room—1,158,000 viewers (193,000) (419,000)
    Hardball w/ Chris Matthews—519,000 viewers (166,000) (253,000)
    Fast Money—189,000 viewers (73,000) (96,000)
    Prime News–346,000 viewers (145,000) (214,000)

    6PM – P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
    Special Report with Bret Baier– 1,906,000 viewers (446,000) (860,000)
    Situation Room—997,000 viewers (249,000) (438,000)
    Ed Show—541,000 viewers (187,000) (306,000)
    Mad Money—178,000 viewers (66,000) (78,000)
    Prime News — 507,000 viewers (199,000) (261,000)

    7PM – P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
    Fox Report w/Shep Smith–1,697,000 viewers (418,000) (743,000)
    Lou Dobbs Tonight—791,000 viewers (241,000) (295,000)
    Hardball w Chris Matthews—783,000 viewers (271,000) (444,000)
    Kudlow Report —175,000 viewers (70,000) (75,000)
    Issues– 760,000 viewers (286,000) (396,000)

    8PM – P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
    The O’Reilly Factor– 2,896,000 viewers (757,000) (1,281,000)
    Campbell Brown- 1,243,000 viewers (337,000) (414,000)
    Countdown w/ K. Olbermann– 1,199,000 viewers (276,000) (614,000)
    Buffet: Restoring Trust – 155,000 viewers (65,000) (74,000)
    Nancy Grace – 957,000 viewers (347,000) (514,000)

    9 PM – P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
    Hannity –2,402,000 viewers (691,000) (1,113,000)
    Larry King Live—1,464,000 viewers (378,000) (623,000)
    Rachel Maddow Show—1,112,000 viewers (279,000) (509,000)
    Cruise Inc. – 255,000 viewers (81,000) (130,000)
    Issues- 788,000 viewers (297,000) (439,000)

    10 PM P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
    On The Record w/ Greta Van Susteren—2,330,000 viewers (623,000) (1,011,000)
    Anderson Cooper 360—1,280,000 viewers (343,000) (555,000)
    Countdown w/ Keith Olbermann— 800,000 viewers (258,000) (345,000)
    Made in China — 190,000 viewers (55,000) (87,000)
    Nancy Grace –638,000 viewers (234,000) (333,000)

    11 PM P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
    The O’Reilly Factor —1,478,000 viewers (597,000) (817,000)
    Anderson Cooper 360 —686,000 viewers (226,000) (328,000)
    Rachel Maddow Show—608,000 viewers (199,000) (266,000)
    Mad Money – 125,000 viewers (67,000) (62,000)
    Showbiz Tonight– 434,000 viewers (167,000) (250,000)
     
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    Thanks for the info Winman!
     
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    There are more fascists in the Obama administration than I thought.
     
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    35 Czars and counting!
     
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    Getting closer to a need for revolt.
     
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    We need to return the airwaves back to the people and take it out of the hands of corporate interest. This, I hope, would remove the likes of Limbaugh, Hannity, and such from the airwaves entirely.
     
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    Better watch out Mr Snow, the info czar of the mighty and wonderful Obama administration might do a one eighty on you. Then you would look like this.

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    You mean something like the community access channel on cable TV?

    Oh yeah - that's some good stuff. :rolleyes:
     
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    Not destroy capitalism, but put in place some restraints to keep the corporations from running roughshod over the populace.
     
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    Oh ya right, as if the government is at all interested in that. They have let corporations run roughshod over the populace for decades. The only thing the government is interested in here is propaganda distribution. Their liberal tripe does not sell ad revenue, so they have to subsidize it in order for it to be broadcast.
     
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    I guess it's only free speeh if it applies to the left. The rest must be shut up.
     
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    Govcorp believes everyone has a right to free speech just so long as it doesn't debunk their corporate propaganda.
     
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    It is more apparent each time you post that you exhibit dictatorial proclivities!
     
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    If I had tried to say the same thing, I would have been kicked off the board, 'cuz I would not have been as "nice"!:thumbs:

    (I'll bet ole R.S. is just-a grinning, thinking that you have complimented him!!:laugh: ---course with his mind-set, you may have!?)
     
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    You have to hand it to old RS, he is the most straight up and honest libby on the board.:thumbs:
     
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    Sound's good to me! :tongue3:
     
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    I see someone gave you a dictionary.
     

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