Asserts government should regulate broadcasting as it imposed end to segregation
Comparing censorship and state control of speech to the end of segregation... how insanely illogical can one get?
JERUSALEM – President Obama's newly confirmed regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein, drew up a "First Amendment New Deal," a new "Fairness Doctrine" that would include the establishment of a panel of "nonpartisan experts" to ensure "diversity of view" on the airwaves, WND has learned.
That means the state wants to control what we can and can't broadcast!
Sunstein outwardly favors and promotes the "fairness doctrine," the abolished FCC policy that required holders of broadcast licenses to present controversial issues of public importance in a manner the government deemed was "equitable and balanced."
Yeah, right. Sure. And North Korea is "Democratic". And the Peoples Liberation Army in China is about the "liberation" of people. Remember, these neo-Communists euphemize a LOT. What this really means is that if this deranged lunatic gets his way, Rush Limbaugh can say only what he's allowed to say, and nothing more. This means that Rush Limbaugh would be forced to spew neo-Communist propaganda... or quit. Or maybe the neo-Communists would just kill him. Who can predict what these dangerous lunatics have in mind for America and the world?
His proposal, which focuses largely on television, includes a government requirement that "purely commercial stations provide financial subsidies to public television or to commercial stations that agree to provide less profitable but high-quality programming."
In other words... pure, unadulterated bullshit and state control of the airwaves, is what Sunstein is saying.
Sunstein wrote it is "worthwhile to consider more dramatic approaches as well."
Oh, my! Such as? Like what? This is frightening.
"It seems quite possible that a law that contained regulatory remedies would promote rather than undermine the 'freedom of speech,'" he writes.
Ok, that's it... somebody get this guy into a straitjacket and prepare the Lobotomy Room!
Meanwhile, I visualize this guy in his jackboots, goosestepping around...