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Big Brother in the Newsroom (Townhall.com) March 7, 2014

Posted by daviddavenport in Op/Eds, Radio Commentaries.

Like a scene right out of George Orwell’s novel 1984, the Federal Communications Commission recently proposed sending Big Brother—well actually a team of government funded researchers—into newsrooms across America to ask questions about bias, news philosophy and the like. After widespread objections, the research has been put on hold, but their initiative strikes a chord of concern.

Perhaps the FCC has forgotten about the First Amendment to the Constitution, protecting free speech and a free press. And the way this works in America is that you have news sources with all kinds of philosophies and points of view competing for the viewing and listening public. The last thing we need is the government hovering over our newsrooms.

Government managing and monitoring the news sounds more like North Korea or Communist China than the United States. At least let’s hope so. Your voice can be heard by at HandsOffMyRadio.com.

Link to Townhall.com audio: http://townhall.com/talkradio/dailycommentary/698316

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