Politico Notes the Obvious Media Bias

Politico, in a well written article, notes the double standard that exists with the Obama administration and the media. Worth a read, the point should be less about sympathy for the Bush administration, and more about the media’s complete lack of objectivity…

What if Bush had done that?

A four-hour stop in New Orleans, on his way to a $3 million fundraiser.

Snubbing the Dalai Lama.

Signing off on a secret deal with drug makers.

Freezing out a TV network.

Doing more fundraisers than the last president. More golf, too.

President Barack Obama has done all of those things — and more.

What’s remarkable is what hasn’t happened. These episodes haven’t become metaphors for Obama’s personal and political character — or consuming controversies that sidetracked the rest of his agenda.

It’s a sign that the media’s echo chamber can be a funny thing, prone to the vagaries of news judgment, and an illustration that, in politics, context is everything.

Conservatives look on with a mix of indignation and amazement and ask: Imagine the fuss if George W. Bush had done these things?

And quickly add, with a hint of jealousy: How does Obama get away with it?

FREEDOM OF THE PRESS REVISION THIS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2009 BY FCC?

Our communications are at stake!  Please let your voices and those of all our fellow freedom advocates be heard LOUDLY!

 Phil  Kerpen, Chairman of Internet Freedom Coalition and Director of Policy at Americans for Prosperity, has stated on Glenn Back  (Tuesday, October 20, 2009) that Van Jones (deposed Obama Czar now working under John Podesta at Center for American Progress) was on the board of FreePress (see the below donation request).  

Obama stated:  “I will take a back seat to NO ONE in my commitment to network neutrality.”

Phil Kerpen: “Obama is a big proponent of ‘Net Neutrality’.” “This is an issue that very few Americans know about.   But to the hard-core ideological left, especially the online left, this is their HOLY GRAIL. This is something they have been pushing for, for a long, long time.”

The FCC is poised to vote on Internet Neutrality and Regulation – turning it over to the GOVERNMENT THIS THURSDAY, October 22, 2009.  The Christian Coalition has signed on to this agenda saying they believe GOVERNMENT WILL DO MORE TO PROTECT CHRISTIAN RIGHTS OF FREE SPEECH THAN CORPORATIONS; they will.  “A few conservative groups have signed up by buying into the scare stories that if we don’t get government to step in and regulate the big bad phone and cable companies will block Christian sites because they don’t like what you have to say and so on and so forth.” said Kerpen.  The CEO’s of Amazon, Google, Ebay, Facebook and Twitter have signed a letter of support (many of these entities are staunch Obama supporters and in fact, one of the founders of Facebook ran Obama’s online campaign and still works for him today.

This agenda pushes for FREE BROADBAND FOR EVERYONE – ANOTHER GOVERNEMENT ENTITLEMENT PROGRAM, as well as control of this very same media you are now reading!

 Here is a copy of the notice for the meeting as published on the FCC website.

                                                                                                                                October 16, 2009

REVISED SUNSHINE NOTICE

FCC TO HOLD OPEN COMMISSION MEETING

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2009

 

The FCC Sunshine Notice dated 10-15-09 inadvertently failed to include the following languageThe Commission waives the Sunshine Period Prohibition on ex parte contacts with the Commission to the extent that those contacts are made through the Open Internet Blog [http://blog.openinternet.gov]. Such contacts take place in a forum that is both instantaneously available to all interested parties and will not intrude on the Commission’s decision making.

. . .

The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subject listed below on Thursday, October 22, 2009, which is scheduled to commence at 10:00 a.m. in Room TW-C305, at 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C.

 

ITEM NO.

BUREAU

SUBJECT

 

WIRELINE COMPETITION

&

WIRELESS TELE-COMMUNICATIONS 

 

TITLE:   Preserving the Open Internet; Broadband Industry Practices (WC Docket No. 07-52)

 

SUMMARY:  The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on policies to preserve the open Internet. 

 Additional information concerning this meeting may be obtained from Audrey Spivack or David Fiske, Office of Media Relations, (202) 418-0500; TTY 1-888-835-5322.  Audio/Video coverage of the meeting will be broadcast live with open captioning over the Internet from the FCC Live web page at www.fcc.gov/live.

                                                                          -FCC-

PLEASE CONTACT THE FCC and LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!

From the website http://www.fcc.gov/contacts.html

How to Contact the FCC

To Contact the Commissioners via E-mail

Chairman Julius Genachowski: Julius.Genachowski@fcc.gov
Commissioner Michael J. Copps: Michael.Copps@fcc.gov
Commissioner Robert McDowell: Robert.McDowell@fcc.gov
Commissioner Mignon Clyburn: Mignon.Clyburn@fcc.gov
Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker: Meredith.Baker@fcc.gov

 

To Obtain Information via E-mail or On-line Form

General information, comments & inquiries: fccinfo@fcc.gov
Complaints: File a Complaint
Freedom of Information Act requests: FOIA@fcc.gov
Comments on FCC Internet services: webmaster@fcc.gov
Elections & political candidate matters: campaignlaw@fcc.gov
Broadcast Information: Broadcast Information Specialists

 

To Obtain Information via Telephone

1-888-225-5322 (1-888-CALL FCC) Voice: toll-free
1-888-835-5322 (1-888-TELL FCC) TTY: toll-free
1-866-418-0232 FAX: toll-free
(202) 418-1440 Elections & political candidate matters
Broadcast Information Specialists
FCC Phone Directory

 

United States Postal Service First-Class Mail, Express Mail & Priority Mail

Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20554

 

Hand-Delivered or Messenger-Delivered Documents

For more complete information on filings, please see our Filing Location Public Notice, our Rulemaking Process page, and the Office of the Secretary web site.

NOTE: Litigants filing petitions for review seeking to invoke the judicial lottery procedure must deliver documents according to the special guidance provided by the Office of General Counsel.

Hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper filings for the Commission’s Secretary:

Secretary
Federal Communications Commission
Office of the Secretary
c/o Natek, Inc.
236 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Suite 110
Washington, DC 20002
(8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)

Other Messenger-Delivered Documents,
Including Documents Sent by Overnight Mail
(other than United States Postal Service Express Mail and Priority Mail):

Secretary
Federal Communications Commission
Office of the Secretary
9300 East Hampton Drive
Capitol Heights, MD 20743
(8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)

 

Freedom of Information Act Requests

The Freedom of Information Act, commonly known as the FOIA, was enacted by Congress in 1966 to give the American public greater access to the Federal Government’s records. You do not have to file a FOIA request to obtain information which is routinely available for public inspection, including records from docketed cases, broadcast applications and related files, petitions for rulemakings, various legal and technical publications, legislative history compilations, etc. Much of this information is already available on the FCC website, but if you would still like to file a FOIA request, follow the instructions on our FOIA web page.

 

FCC’s Duplicating Contractor

Copies of Commission documents in paper format and alternative media, including large print/type; digital disk; and audio tape.

Best Copy and Printing, Inc.
Portals II
445 12th St. S.W.
Room CY-B402
Washington DC 20554

www.bcpiweb.com
1-800-378-3160

From Free Press Action Fund:

The Local Community Radio Act is moving fast through Congress. Just today, the full House committee voted for it, too. Translation: We’re one step closer to replacing radio monotony with true diversity on the dial (please see my original e-mail below).

This vital bill has never made it this far on Capitol Hill. Free Press needs your help to ensure that the full Congress votes for local radio. Contribute now and make better radio a reality.

Thanks – Candace

Email verbage:

  

Dear XXYYZZ,

Talk about a giant leap! You and thousands of other Free Press activists told Congress to breathe new life into local radio.

Yesterday, Congress listened. A House subcommittee overwhelmingly voted in favor of the Local Community Radio Act (HR 1147), a bill that would open the airwaves to hundreds of local independent radio stations.

This bill has never made it this far before. We’re making a final push to ensure that all of Congress votes for better radio… right now!

Can You Chip In $25 to Make Better Local Radio a Reality?

Donations from people like you have made it possible for the Free Press Action Fund and our allies to light up the phones on Capitol Hill and to secure nearly 90 bipartisan co-sponsors for the bill. But much more must be done:

  • Our lobbyist needs to visit 40 more offices on the Hill to get us to over 100 co-sponsors
  • We need to keep building support from leaders and organizations across the political spectrum
  • We need to mobilize activists in key congressional districts to keep the pressure on Congress

The Local Community Radio Act would open the radio dial to vibrant local stations and help to reverse decades of recycled playlists by corporate radio. A big push right now could make the difference in passing this crucial bill this year.

The Free Press Action Fund is supported by our members — we don’t take money from businesses, government or political parties, making your gift all the more essential.

Can You Contribute $25 to Bring Independent Voices to the Radio Dial?

Your support can help shape the future of radio in America. Please donate today.

With thanks,

Candace Clement
Free Press Action Fund
www.freepress.net

P.S. We’re so close to a victory for better radio. We never would have made it this far without the amazing work of our allies at the Prometheus Radio Project. Please take a moment to learn more about them by visiting www.prometheusradio.org.

Another Bad Media Day

For another installment of, ‘Why the media completely lacks credibility,’ yesterday provided a double header. The most glaring of which was the media blindly chasing after the ‘balloon boy’ story without the least bit of critical thought. The main stream media seemed stunned that ‘balloon boy’ turned out to be a hoax and a publicity stunt, while Americans across the country were thinking, ‘really a boy went up in a weather balloon, like James and the Giant Peach?’ The Chris Sicuranza does an excellent job of running down the balloon boy story and all the ways the media dropped the ball in its reporting… POP! Balloon Boy Bursts Trust in Journalism.

Yet balloon boy was not the only media blunder of the day. CNN along with other media sources misquoted Rush Limbaugh as making horribly racist remarks. As someone who is not particularly fond on Mr. Limbaugh, my concern is not about the NFL, or a group not finding him to be a suitable partner, my problem is that main stream media sources did not verify quotes before running them on television or in their newspaper. Reputable news organizations are not supposed to be like high school rumor mills, where if you don’t like someone you spread rumors or make things up. This isn’t advanced level journalism, journalists are supposed to check their facts and only report sourced material. This isn’t a call for people to crack out their violins for Mr. Limbaugh, it is a request (which has been made several times before on this blog) that journalists do their jobs and report facts, not rumors or opinions.

Oddly NewsBusters pointed out that CNN’s Rick Sanchez was not able to apologize on air for misquoting Limbaugh because he was interrupted by ‘balloon boy’ coverage, in their article CNN Anchor Rick Sanchez Is Assembling a Pile of Retractions.


Another Bad Day for the Media

Why not Obama?

Greatest Argument for voting against Obama is this!

 

America is a government meant to be one of checks and balances. I would not be doing this but if we do not stop him, Obama will have total control over:

 

  • the Oval Office
  • the House
  • the Senate
  • the Treasury
  • the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces
  • appointment of all the lower court Judges
  • appointment of up to 3 Supreme Court Justices
  • Control of the Media.
  • Control of the Nuclear Button!!!!  

Are you really willing to hand the ENTIRE country and every bit of power over to ONE MAN and this party with what you know about them? Is that what our framers intended?  Think about that- where is the balance of powers? Can you live with that if it turns out t be the mistake that can undo our Democracy?

 

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/stations/HeadingRight/faustasblog/2008/10/28/PUMA-Betty-Jean-Kling-1

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