FCC Commissioner Blows The Whistle on His Own Agency

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai brought people’s attention to a planned FCC study to study U.S. newsrooms and warned about its First Amendment implications. Pai joined Greta Van Susteren on Thursday to speak out further, saying there is a danger in giving the government oversight of a free press. It’s not the FCC directly conducting the study, it’s an outside contractor, but these researchers will be going, at the behest of the regulatory agency, into newsrooms to “figure out why they cover the stories that they do,” Pai explained, and he said he went public because he was “concerned about what this implicated for our First Amendment values.”

via Mediaite

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  • acqcon@aol.com

    Are they nuts????

  • UpLateAgain

    Commissioner Pai is a hero. He’ll no doubt pay a heavy career price for this exposure. This whole project is designed to be the Fairness Doctrine on steroids. Obama is testing the waters here. If he doesn’t get a violent response, he’ll go ahead with it, and within a year or so nobody will dare publish anything Obama doesn’t like under the implied fear of losing their licenses. This would be the single biggest imposition on Constitutionally guaranteed freedom Obama has imposed yet…. and that’s saying something.

    • Ron Schmidt

      My thoughts, exactly; I guess there are still some HEROs in U.S. govt.

    • TheSunDidIt

      Hate to see the IRS audit he’ll get now and the HUGE FBI file that’s probably started on him. What you bet the NSA is going over his communications with a fine toothed comb? And don’t forget the “special” treatment he’ll get from the TSA and Homeland Securtiy.

      • 1911HeadBanger

        I thought the IRS was too busy targeting us during elections.

    • Connie

      He will be punished for speaking out. He better get a guard.

  • http://miamiherald.com Reality99r

    Wonder what the odds are on Mr. Pai keeping his job?
    Whoever proposed the scenario should be the one fired.

    • chuck

      How does Obama fire himself

      • http://miamiherald.com Reality99r

        Then the question is “Would we be better off with Biden?”

    • MAVET1

      NO, THE ISRAELI JEW GENACHOWSKI WAS ALLOWED TO RETIRE AND BLEED THE AMERICANS FOR A PENSION FOR IT’S SABOTAGE IN OUR REPUBLIC. I SAY STUFF IT IN A WOOD CHIPPER FACE FIRST BUT THEN HEY, I STILL HAVE DIGNITY UNLIKE THE SHEEPLE. “COCKED, LOCKED, AND READY TO ROCK”

    • TheSunDidIt

      0%

  • Old goat

    I am not shocked at anything the Chicago thugs do.

  • rocky63

    The study includes newspapers. Newspapers are not under the governance of the FCC at all.

    • regulus30

      they are also a dying industry with minimal public impact.

      • rocky63

        They may be dying — but they are not yet of “minimal” public impact. Many liberals I know, when challenged on an opinion, refer to the NY Times.

        • regulus30

          which tells everyone why they never have the correct facts [ as if they could care about truthfulness/accuracy].

      • Paul

        Being in the print industry for over 40 years and retired I would have showed these Bozo’s the door with my boot!

        • regulus30

          replying again to Rocky 83;; they are hemorrhaging cash and would not exist without George Soros and their share of total media influence is MINIMAL. they are getting too much play here;; the real issue is the fairness doctrine attacking CONSERVATIVE [SUCCESSFUL] RADIO, 30 MILLION OR MORE listeners.

  • areunuts?

    What else would you expect of our losers in office and their minions,

  • bless2live

    Just another way goofy can destroy America!

  • regulus30

    are not many patriots left in this administration;;;;;fairness doctrine is alive and well;; thanks for the heads up man.

  • daveveselenak

    I hate to say that I told you but that is the case, a long time ago and I’m sure that the NSA has that information to prove it! Isaid long ago that we have a STATE-RUN, FIFTH COLUMN MEDIA, not a liberal or mainstream as most sheeple refer to it as; and because of this, I also asserted that we no longer have a FREE COUNTRY because we no longer have a FREE PRESS and you can’t have one without the other as the words of a song suggests. I also said along time ago that we are living under a DICTATORSHIP and what is transpiring before our very eyes proves me right yet again. AMERIKA is at a place that it has never been since it was founded by our wise and brave forefathers that I am sure are turning over in their graves at the lack of courage and action that the ef’n (opposition?) and sheeple are exhibiting as this new Hitler, NWO puppet constantly tramples over our constitution, freedom, liberty and pursuit of happiness. I also know that it will require a REVOLUTION to stop this communist regime that has assembled a “civilian army” armed to the teeth while having essentially having destroyed our military. This reprobate and his band of homo and lezbo communist minions are “getting revenge” as the devil incarnate had told his useful idiotic voters back in 2012 if they voted for him. This blatant communist scum is fomenting racial discourse that he is hoping will develop into a racial war so that he can remain in power as he plans on muting the press even moreso than they already have. The communists, after decades of patience and infiltration have succeeded as [N. Kruchev] had prophesied back in the 60’s when he said: “we will bury you from within”. WAKE UP, WISE UP, RISE UP – REVOLUTION is the SOLUTION!

  • toongail

    Most of the media is in Obama’s and the Left’s pocket – this was designed to get rid of more conservative media that reports what liberal media will not.

    • mwl

      Exactly. This way obama had evidence he could use against his “enemies” Fox, Rush, Hanity, and so on. This was a way obama could dispatch the corrupt FBI and IRS/S on to each media venue that doesnt support every golden nugget that comes out of his butt. Then he has some sort of base that enables obama to regulate information. After all, hitler, stalin, and all those other psychotic stooges had their propaganda czars and obama wanted his. BAM, aint happenin. And wont.
      The People of America are under attack from this rouge govt and they are discovering how powerful the people are!!!!
      Invest in metal….Buy lead.

  • MAVET1

    HE SAYS IN THE VIDEO THAT IT WAS “FORMER LEADERSHIP” THAT ORDERED THIS “STUDY” IN THE FIRST PLACE BUT,…HE DOESN’T MENTION NAMES. WHY? I’LL SHOW YOU. THE FORMER COMMISSIONER OF THE FCC WAS AN ISRAELI JEW NAMED JULIUS GENACHOWSKI. HE IS A JEW WHO STUDIED YASHIVA IN ISRAEL. ONCE AGAIN WE FIND JEWS AT THE CENTER OF THESE OUTRAGES. WHY? BECAUSE THEY ARE THE ENEMY PERFORMING A COUP ON THIS REPUBLIC IN BROAD DAYLIGHT. IT IS THE JEWS COLLECTIVELY. IT’S CALLED ZIONISM AND ALL THIS NIGHTMARE BEGAN AND WAS PLANNED AND PLOTTED IN BAZEL SWITZERLAND IN 1836. THE REST HAS BEEN RELENTLESS ATTACK BY THESE CREATURES BEGGING FOR THEIR END.
    I DO BELIEVE THEY’VE EARNED IT THIS TIME.

  • Sal Carrubba

    Patriots, to arms, to arms!

  • TheSunDidIt

    He could be a liberal and I’d cheer for him today because what was proposed was NOTHING less than an attempt to squelch freedom of speech.

  • combatvet52

    I hope he doesn’t wind up swimming with the fish ??

  • racindavid

    Simple solution: DON’T LET THEM IN. Let them sue you or tell them to get a warrant. Might I also suggest volunteer “guards” to help protect the news station ?

  • Al Chemist

    Liberal/progressive/commies believe in The First Amendment for themselves. For everyone else (especially Christians or Conservatives) …not so much. It didn’t work this time, but don’t believe they have given up.

  • hoho

    in case you missed it he blamed it on bush twice. not admitting that it is obozo implementing this idea.

  • Enough’s Enough

    Interestingly, was recently announced that the U.S. “Press Freedom rating” dropped from 32nd (2012) to 46th (2013), in between Romania and Haiti!* But I suppose the Democrats will say (their) stranglehold, er, control of the press is a GOOD thing…perhaps even “patriotic.” (Didn’t they used to HATE that word though?) Hell, if they could just get rid of Fox News and that pesky, troublesome talk radio stuff, the glorious Utopian Society would soon be upon us–one collective, under Obama, with liberal “justice” for all! Honey disconnect the phone, I’m back in the U.S.S.A.!

    * – some well-meaning dolt commented on the press freedom rating story in the Huff’n’Puff Post, stating, “UK being 13 above US in press freedom index isn’t reality. US has far greater protections b/c of 1st amendment.” Yeah, that’s how it’s SUPPOSED to work! (sigh!) Lead the sheep to the slaughterhouse.

  • popham

    Who in the world is “Ajit Pai”? Oh well, it doesn’t really matter, because as of today
    the FCC is backing away (at least temporarily) from implementing this outrageous
    mentoring of news rooms and a flagrant denial of 1st Amendment Rights.

    • Sunshine Kid

      If you think that ‘backing away’ will be very lasting, you misunderstand the liberal tactic of back up, change the name or something, and reapply the same hog sh*t.

  • Rocketman

    Watch this guy get audited by the IRS for not being a team player.

  • Upaces

    It is NOT a study. Once they get their feet in the door;
    telling them HOW and WHAT to say; and what they CANNOT say??…..sound familiar?
    The Country loses with free speech.

  • Sunshine Kid

    Remember the history, people: Goebbels controlled all by himself all content of Germany’s public broadcasting from radio to movies – and he worked with the SS and Gestapo. The USSR had political commisars to ride on ships and subs, work in conjunction with every facet of life in the Soviet Union, but they were not schooled in the technical aspects – only the political requirements.

    Obama is setting this up based on what worked for the few years those countries existed. He hopes to create a prison with himself as the chief warden and all his liberal friends as his guards. Look at the hatred of the left and ask yourself if you want to live under their idea of ‘rule of law’.

  • Derrick E Truett

    Even if it wasn’t to target and control directly, which we know it is, it would be to feed news propoganda the media would willfully publish.

  • Nate

    The FCC is the one group that can and does hinder free speech on public airwaves. Why are they still operating in the U.S.? We should have disbanded them long ago, or rather should not have allowed this agency to exsist in the first place.

  • stonemike

    The NEGRO KING and all progressives” (militant socialists) should be deposed from office and tried for crimes against our U S Constitution ! MARXISM or any other ideology that actively seeks the destruction of “capitalism and our Constitutional Republic’ should be criminalized and its propagators imprisoned or deported ! Absolutely no, none , progressives should be allowed to preach their ‘deranged ideology ” to our children !

  • TAM44

    This man shows what a true America is and will pay the price for exposing these pelosi holes who thought up this nonsense. Remember DEMONCRATS are American citizens worst enemy and will do anything illegally to make you suffer.

    This lying sissified boy barack hussein obama cares not one iota about infringement of rights and has proven that our Constitution is just trash under his blood stained feet.

  • Lulubi2012

    A hero! Thank you for your courage good man

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