Big Brutha Will Speak

Orwell's Big Brother - Or is that Big Brutha in Obama's case?
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Yes. I can easily picture Obama wanting to take over the airwaves and leading his faithful cultists in “Two Minutes Hate.” The boy does bear a resemblance to George Orwell’s Big Brother in 1984, though I suppose, in Obama’s case, we’d have to call him Big Brutha. What I couldn’t picture was his being able to do so…until now.

Now, Obama’s appointees in the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is looking to overhaul the Emergency Alert System so the POTUS can speak to the country at a mere flip of a switch if he feels it’s a national emergency. And, as this is regulation not law, in approximately 30 days this overhaul will happen since the Obama Regime is not known for its bowing to public pressure or comments.

At first glance this seems to be an innocuous addition to Presidential powers. It even, if one doesn’t think too much about it, seems wise and practical to set things up so that, with a push of a button, the POTUS can takeover all of the nations broadcast media in order to speak to the people in the event of any emergency. But what possible emergency could develop that necessitated the POTUS addressing the entirety of the nation with such urgency that he couldn’t abide by- and stay within the normal channels and procedures for doing so? We have successfully navigated two world wars, numerous other armed conflicts, Muslim terrorist attacks, and countless natural disasters and disruptions without any POTUS having to coop the airways by fiat.

And just what would Obama consider a national emergency? As is always the case with any regulations put forth by his appointees in the Executive, it’s left to his discretion. Does the RNC qualify? The Tea Party? Rush Limbaugh? Yet another SCOTUS ruling on Obama’s criminality? Too many States opting out of ObamaCare? Something that Fox News broadcast that Obama doesn’t like and wants to rebut? Will it just be a “comforting” message that he and his are OK in the event of some disaster?

And, what would some future POTUS consider such an emergency to be? Even if Obama doesn’t abuse and misuse this privilege that he’s claiming for himself, it seems far too likely that a future POTUS, possibly as soon as 2016 depending upon who is elected or installed, will do exactly that. Do we, the People really want Big Brother or Big Sister on every TV and radio in the land?

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You’re Not Our Audience

Democrat Censorship Is Rampant and PervasiveIt’s seems that the thought police of Obama’s campaign and the Democrats were in full force at the 2012 DNC. As usual, they strove to completely control the message and didn’t let a little things like the 1st Amendment and the requirement for a free press get in their way.

According to sources, the Dems placed restrictions on Radio Row which forbade significant Democrats from being interviewed by any Conservative talk show hosts.

Conservative talk-show hosts who came to Charlotte to interview political figures are furious. For the first time in anyone’s memory, Radio Row the designated set of booths available to visiting talk-show hosts has seen restrictions placed on its use by Team Obama. DNC staffers at Radio Row will book leading Democrats for slots on conservative stations but then cancel the appearances an hour or so before broadcast because you’re not our audience.

Roger Hedgecock, a former mayor of San Diego now hosting a nationally syndicated talk show, decided to pack up and leave Charlotte early because we were blocked from getting any guests that mattered. It was a complete freeze. Larry O’Connor of Breitbart Radio told me, It was the most bizarre act of censorship. These shows paid large fees and spent thousands on equipment setup and they couldn’t do their programs because of interference.

The key point to understand here is not the Campaigner-in-Chief’s, his handlers’ and sycophants, or even the Democrats’ despite for the American press. That trend is established enough to no longer shock the senses, despicable and un-American as it is. What is the key point to understand is that Obama, his cronies, and the Democrat leadership do not consider Americans as their audience. They are not interested in meeting Americans’ needs, desires, views, or opinions. They are only concerned with pandering to those Americans’ domestic enemies.

“Conservative” media outlets crush Liberal ones in audience numbers, which makes perfect sense since Conservatives are the largest (40%) ideological demographic in America, outnumbering Moderates (35%) and Liberals (smallest group at a meager 21%), the latter by 99.5%.

I’m truly tempted to say that this is a false equivalency created by the Left and that there’s no Conservative media, only the American media and the Liberal one. I’m not quite there though.

So, essentially, the Democrats have openly said that the majority of Americans aren’t their audience and, as such, they were not to be allowed access to key Democrats during the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

Remember that in November! Remember it as well when you’re making your next ammunition budget as the war for America’s and our children’s future may not be won by mere words and ballots.

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Those 7 Dirty Words

Comedian George CarlinThe seven dirty words are seven words in the English language that were considered highly inappropriate and unsuitable for broadcast on the public airwaves – television or radio – in the United States. Comedian George Carlin first listed them in 1972 in his monologue “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television”.  The words were avoided in scripted material, and”bleeped out”  in those rare instances in which they were used.

That sort of censorship was true then in 1972, and it remained largely true throughout the intervening years, but it looks like it has now changed, possibly dramatically.

On Tuesday, July 13, 2010 a federal appellate court threw out the FCC’s rules on indecent speech. This is a big win for broadcasters that could lead to a new Supreme Court test of the government’s power to control what is said on television and radio. For now, the court’s ruling will likely end the commission’s campaign to keep the airwaves clean of even spontaneous vulgarisms with the threat of punitively large fines.

From the Wall Street Journal:

A federal appeals court threw out the FCC’s rules on indecent speech Tuesday, in a big win for broadcasters that could lead to a new Supreme Court test of the government’s power to control what is said on television and radio.

A three-judge panel of the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said the Federal Communications Commission’s indecency policies violate the First Amendment and are “unconstitutionally vague, creating a chilling effect that goes far beyond the fleeting expletives at issue here.”

The decision doesn’t mean broadcast TV and radio shows will now be littered with profanity, because advertisers and viewers would likely complain. But the ruling will likely end, for now, the commission’s campaign to cleanse the airwaves of even spontaneous vulgarisms with the threat of hefty fines.

“I think the notion that broadcasters are going to be dropping f-bombs in prime time is ludicrous,” said Dennis Wharton, a spokesman for the National Association of Broadcasters. “If we wanted to do that we could do that from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.,” when FCC indecency standards don’t apply.

Ashby Jones and Joe White discuss the ruling by a federal appeals court that struck down the FCC’s indecency policy. The court said the agency’s efforts to punish broadcasters for allowing “fleeting” expletives was “unconstitutionally vague.”

The judges found that the agency’s decision to sanction broadcasters’ airing of one-time or “fleeting” expletives is unconstitutional, and suggested the FCC’s broader indecency enforcement efforts are unconstitutional as well.

Fox along with other broadcasters sued the FCC in 2006 after the agency said the networks had violated indecency rules when airing “un-bleeped” profanities of celebrities during live televised events and levied heavy fines and penalties against them. Since the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York affirmed the broadcasters’ lawsuit President Obama’s FCC will have to take this the US Supreme Court if they wish to continue continue to police the language used in broadcast media as they have been doing.

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