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OnyxCollie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-11 02:23 PM
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165. "Lazy naive left"
Edited on Wed Sep-28-11 02:41 PM by OnyxCollie
You're a real charmer, aren't you? Your name wouldn't happen to be Rahm, would it?

Obama Does Not Support Return of Fairness Doctrine

"Sen. Obama does not support reimposing the Fairness Doctrine on broadcasters," press secretary Michael Ortiz said in an e-mail to B&C late Wednesday.

"He considers this debate to be a distraction from the conversation we should be having about opening up the airwaves and modern communications to as many diverse viewpoints as possible," Ortiz added. "That is why Sen. Obama supports media-ownership caps, network neutrality, public broadcasting, as well as increasing minority ownership of broadcasting and print outlets."

If Obama was serious about that, maybe he shouldn't have had Bush retreads in his administration.

F.C.C. Commissioner Leaving to Join Comcast /

Meredith Attwell Baker, a former Commerce Department official who worked on telecommunications issues in George W. Bushs administration, announced that she would leave the F.C.C. when her term expires at the end of June. At Comcast, she will serve as senior vice president for government affairs for NBC Universal, which Comcast acquired in January.

The announcement drew immediate criticism from some groups that had opposed the Comcast-NBC merger. They said the move was indicative of an ethically questionable revolving door between regulatory agencies and the companies they oversee.

The revolving door between government and the lobbyists who seek to influence public policy and legislation on behalf of companies or other organizations was a target of reform by President Obama even before he took office. During the 2008 campaign, he vowed to close the revolving door and clean up both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue with the most sweeping ethics reform in history.

Though Ms. Baker was appointed to what is considered an independent regulatory agency, she signed the administrations ethics pledge upon taking office in July 2009. Under the pledge, she will not be allowed to lobby anyone at the F.C.C. for two years after her departure.

You think I'm a RW troll? Well, if you check my profile, you'll see I've been here for six years, and you can search my posts to see that I'm not a troll.

I went to check your profile and found that it's hidden. A quick Google search reveals all you post is RW radio screeds on DU, Kos, and Huffington Post.

One-trick pony, indeed.
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