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Some people seeking radical changes to the way the radio industry is regulated have deemed the industry and the regulatory regime "broken," and in need of their drastic prescriptions to repair it. Would you say that the radio industry is "broken?" --------------------- If he says "No": Since you say it's not broken, you would agree that there is no need for the sort of radical, political content-affecting enforcement of "localism" or "media diversity" regulations or a reimposition of the so-called "Fairness" Doctrine for which these people have called, correct? --------------------- Regarding "Media Diversity": How far are you going to go... continue reading
Alexandria, VA - "Comedian" David Letterman refuses to take responsibility and apologize for his disgusting sex "joke" about Sarah Palin's daughter getting "knocked up" by baseball star Alex Rodriguez. Wednesday night, Letterman attempted to clear his name on national television by denying that the joke was aimed at Willow, the 14-year-old Palin who was the daughter attending the Yankee game in New York with her mother at the time. He claims the joke referred to 18-year-old Bristol Palin, as if that's a much more suitable young woman to disparage. "I would never, never make jokes about raping or having sex... continue reading
Alexandria, VA - Today the Media Research Center's Free Speech Alliance (FSA) will deliver nearly 400,000 petitions - combined with thousands of calls and faxes - to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid urging them to allow a full, fair stand-alone floor vote on the Broadcaster Freedom Act (BFA). The BFA would prevent the Federal Communication Commission (FCC)'s from re-imposing the anti-First Amendment so-called "Fairness" Doctrine. This is all part of a multi-faceted, week-long national grassroots initiative. Many of the sixty-seven FSA member organizations are participating, rallying their members to telephone the offices of Speaker Pelosi... continue reading
Alexandria, VA - Acting Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Michael Copps offered his view last Thursday that the anti-free speech Censorship Doctrine, also mis-known as the "Fairness" Doctrine is "long gone" and that "it's not coming back." But for the second time in a week, Chairman Copps called those who are concerned about its return "conspiracy theorists" who are engaged in "issue mongering" by "resurrecting the straw man of a bye-gone Fairness Doctrine." Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell today reminded Chairman Copps of just some of the many members of Congress who have recently called for a return... continue reading
Alexandria , VA - Acting Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Michael Copps offered his view last Thursday that the anti-free speech Censorship Doctrine, also mis-known as the "Fairness" Doctrine is "long gone" and that "it's not coming back." But for the second time in a week, Chairman Copps called those who are concerned about its return "conspiracy theorists" who are engaged in "issue mongering" by "resurrecting the straw man of a bye-gone Fairness Doctrine." Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell today reminded Chairman Copps of just some of the many members of Congress who have recently called for a... continue reading
· On March 17, two weeks before his appointment to the advisory council, Knox published a statement on the Human Rights Campaign Web site in reaction to Pope Benedict XVI's remarks concerning condoms and AIDS in Africa. The statement partly reads: "The Pope's statement that condoms don't help control the spread of HIV, but rather condoms increase infection rates, is hurting people in the name of Jesus. ...On a continent where millions of people are infected with HIV, it is morally reprehensible to spread such blatant falsehoods. The pope's rejection of scientifically proven prevention methods is forcing Catholics in Africa... continue reading
President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, D.C. 20500-0003 Dear Mr. President, On April 6, you named Harry Knox to your Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. You claim to have created this Council, among other things, to "bring everyone together - from both the secular and faith-based communities." Harry Knox is the hate-filled antithesis of this noble objective. Knox is a virulent anti-Catholic bigot, and has made numerous vile and dishonest attacks against the Church and the Holy Father. He has no business on any Council having to do with faith or religion. We do... continue reading
President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, D.C. 20500-0003 Dear Mr. President, On April 6, you named Harry Knox to your Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. You claim to have created this Council, among other things, to "bring everyone together - from both the secular and faith-based communities." Harry Knox is the hate-filled antithesis of this noble objective. Knox is a virulent anti-Catholic bigot, and has made numerous vile and dishonest attacks against the Church and the Holy Father. He has no business on any Council having to do with faith or religion. We do... continue reading
On March 17, two weeks before his appointment to the advisory council, Knox published a statement on the Human Rights Campaign Web site in reaction to Pope Benedict XVI's remarks concerning condoms and AIDS in Africa. The statement partly reads: "The Pope's statement that condoms don't help control the spread of HIV, but rather condoms increase infection rates, is hurting people in the name of Jesus. ...On a continent where millions of people are infected with HIV, it is morally reprehensible to spread such blatant falsehoods. The pope's rejection of scientifically proven prevention methods is forcing Catholics in Africa to... continue reading
Alexandria, VA - President Barack Obama has put forward policies representing the most radical government intervention in the free market in American history, with more proposals for even greater government interference on the way. But according to the Media Research Center (MRC), DURING Obama's first 100 days in office the media have steadfastly refused to report this. In fact, rather than challenging the President's radical policies, network news reporters have often celebrated Obama's radical agenda. MRC analysts examined all 852 stories on the Obama administration from January 20 through April 15 on ABC's World News, the CBS Evening News and... continue reading