The Fairness Doctrine is Dead, Long Live the Fairness Doctrine
August 17, 2009
Republican Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa is worried about the future of talk radio. On August 14, Grassley sent a letter to Obama’s FCC chairman Julius Genachowski about concerns he has with the appointment of Mark Lloyd as Associate General Counsel and Chief Diversity Officer. Grassley discussed the Fairness Doctrine with Genachowski before his confirmation by the U.S. Senate and the senator was told by Genachowski that he did not support an effort to reinstitute the Fairness Doctrine
Problem is, Grassley bought Genachowski’s promise. Genachowski knows full well Mark Lloyd wants to purge talk radio of its conservative ways.
In June 2007, Lloyd wrote a paper entitled The Structural Imbalance of Political Talk Radio for the Center for American Progress, a think tank run by John Podesta, a former Clintonite and head of Obama’s presidential transition team after the 2008 election. CAP is a Soros funded operation. It is also aligned with Democracy Alliance, a Soros organization that funds ACORN and the consistent money losing talk radio operation Air America.
“The disparities between conservative and progressive programming reflect the absence of localism in American radio markets,” Lloyd wrote in the CAP paper. “This shortfall results from the consolidation of ownership in radio stations and the corresponding dominance of syndicated programming operating in economies of scale that do not match the local needs of all communities.”
A Gallup poll released on August 17 revealed that self-identified conservatives outnumber self-identified liberals in all 50 states. In 2009, 40% percent of respondents in Gallup surveys that have interviewed more than 160,000 Americans have said that they are either “conservative” (31%) or “very conservative” (9%), the highest percentage in any year since 2004, according to CNSNews. Only 21% have told Gallup they are liberal, including 16% who say they are “liberal” and 5% who say they are “very liberal.”
Of course, this demographic does not matter to Obama’s commissariat. They are determined to refashion America and are not above telling lies during confirmation hearings in order to get their way. Obama’s hero, after all, was community organizer Saul Alinsky who advocated infiltrating institutions and making changes from within. It stands to reason, then, if you want to take over the airwaves, you infiltrate the FCC and then hand down mandates from on-high that eliminate or at best hinder the opposition.
It should be noted, however, that Alinsky was a Marxist who believed in social revolution. Obama — contrary to what many so-called conservatives believe — is not a Marxist or even a socialist. He is a minion of a global elite that use socialism as a tool to control people and institutions. It is patently absurd to believe George Soros is a socialist, never mind the drivel put out by the neocons and David Horowitz.
It’s not Rush Limbaugh and the Fox News talking heads Obama’s commissariat have targeted for extinction. It’s the real grassroots, the people who dare oppose Obama — and no shortage of Republicans — at town hall meetings around the country.
So dangerous is this non-partisan movement, the supposed liberal corporate media is busy painting them as “rightwing extremists,” gun-nuts, and racist white supremacists who hate Obama for the color of his skin not the content of his character. It’s all a pack of lies, of course.
In his paper, Mark Lloyd says that “commercial owners who fail to abide by enforceable public interest obligations” — obligations defined by the Soros funded NGOs and think tanks — will be forced “to pay a fee to support public broadcasting.”
Do you think Clear Channel, Fox, and Limbaugh’s EIB Network are bereft of the resources that will be required to pay this ransom? It’s a shake down plain and simple now that the flip side of the New World Order gang is in power. Back in the day when the Republicans ruled the roost, Democrats and “progressives” were the whipping boys. Nothing significant changes under the sway of either faction, a fact painfully obvious now that Obama has picked up where Bush has left off.
It’s smoke screen thrown up by the false right-left paradigm. It keeps the real criminals out of the limelight and produces endless distraction.
Genachowski, Lloyd, and the Soros Democrats will use a refashioned Fairness Doctrine — more accurately described as an exclusion doctrine — to go after small independent talk radio stations and networks unable to pay millions of dollars a year in ransom.
In a year or two, Beck, Hannity, Rushbo and crew will still be around working the false right-left paradigm like organ grinders. They’ll be a few million dollars lighter but it will be a price worth paying — that is until the parlor game invariably flips and they are back in power and in a position to make the Democrats suffer. The agenda of the elite continues no matter who is in office.
Small and independent patriot radio, sad to say, may go the way of the dinosaur in the meantime.