People are surprised Obama is working to control journalists and micro-manage the news? Team Obama has been eager to use the IRS and other federal agencies to attack political enemies, why not the FCC?
With the announcement this week Obama’s FCC is proposing monitors and government watchdogs in newsrooms across the country, outrage is being expressed by journalists and media types.
“An outrageous infringement on the 1st Amendment! Don’t they realize a free and independent press is crucial to the functioning of our constitutional republic?!”
Sure they realize it and they do not care. It is not about preserving constitutional rights, insuring liberty, or upholding the tradition of a free and independent press. It’s about “fundamental transformation.” In layman’s terms: Barack has Putin envy.
Listen, Obama has waged war against Fox News from the beginning. However, the record shows he wars against anyone threatening his image.
Don’t you recall his campaign attacking media outlets during the 2008 campaign, in a famous case, assaulting a Chicago radio station that dared interview an author critical of candidate Obama?
Have you forgotten Obama appointed a diversity czar to the FCC, Mark Lloyd, a man who championed Marxist media-masher Hugo Chavez? Lloyd is famous for saying the Fairness Doctrine is weak. He urged federal intervention and management of media to insure “fairness”. He even said: “It should be clear by now that my focus here is not freedom of speech or the press.” No shinola, Sherlock.
You see, to insure “diversity”, Obama and Lloyd and others in this administration are willing to install fascism, after they destroy the Constitution. Overstated? Consider further . . .
Do you recall Obama’s communications director in the White House, Maoist Anita Dunn? Do you recall her saying, as a campaign advisor, “We control the media.” Michelle Malkin lends more insight:
Earlier this week, I spotlighted White House interim communications director and chief Fox-basher Anita Dunn’s career-long commitment to flacking for one of the Beltway’s most entrenched and crooked creatures, Tom Daschle. I also noted that Dunn is married to Obama thug lawyer Robert Bauer, who tried valiantly to get the DOJ to prosecute conservative critics and punish TV stations for running an ad critical of Obama’s relationship with Weather Underground Bill Ayers.
And how many of you remember Obama sending law enforcement and prosecutors to Missouri in 2008 to act as a “Truth Squad” to keep journalists in line so that voters would not be deceived. Do you also recall Obama rigging the Texas caucuses and preventing coverage, despite Hillary’s protestations?
Just ask James Rosen and Associated Press reporters. Spied upon and threatened, they have no illusions, knowing the thought police have a cozy home in the White House. Ask Dinesh D’Souza what happens when you make a documentary critical of Obama.
Once you examine the record, there is no other conclusion: thug Obama and his henchmen are glad to burn the Constitution and violate everyone’s rights in the name of “fundamental transformation”.
PS: Given the furious outrage expressed, FCC officials have announced they are suspending the media watch dog program, for now. It will come back around the pike at a more convenient time, probably just before the dear leader declares martial law.