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Tuesday, March 3, 2009


J. Grant Swank, Jr.

Acting FCC Chairman Michael Copps gives the liberal mantra. He informed media that he favors “diversity” in communication channels.

That means possible censorship. That means the head of FCC is on the side of liberals though not stating it in a war-like way.

That means that conservative Congresspersons and grassroots freedom-of-speech proponents must keep watch on the FCC to make certain the latter does not instigate some sort of weeding out the conservative message.

In other words, liberals still have a friend in Copps, very much so.

“As reported earlier, Acting FCC Chairman Michael Copps says he doesn’t support the return of the 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.”

Question: Who then is going to define the meaning of “’ more reflective’” and “public interests.” According to Copps and fellow liberals it will obviously favoring their slant.

What if conservatives define “public interest” according to their content? Will they have any sway? Time will tell. But with Copps at the head he is definitely a liberal prejudice at work at the FCC.

The Senate did vote against the Fairness Doctrine. However, at the same time, this “diversity” amendment passed.

That means that liberals can state they are in favor of freedom of speech while working to limit it via “diversity” and “public interest” definitions spelled out by Copps and cadre.

In every garden there is a snake. Copps fits the profile.

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