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Stop The FCC From Muzzling Free Speech!

Stop The FCC From Muzzling Free Speech!

Dear Friend,

The Federal Communications Commission is sending out investigators to radio and TV stations throughout the country -- and to daily and weekly newspapers too -- asking intrusive questions about how they decide what news to cover.

The questions, being sent to assignment editors, on-air reporters, print correspondents, editors, publishers, and owners all ask who makes the decision and based on what criteria. 

The FCC will also do a content analysis of every radio and TV station and newspapers to see if they are covering each of 8 areas of "critical information" adequately including the environment, economic opportunity, poverty etc..

Since radio and TV stations must apply for licenses every 8 years, the questions are highly intimidating and could lay the basis for federal censorship.

The FCC is basing its study on a "finding" by the Annenberg School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Southern California that news media now does not adequately cover the news of importance to minority populations.

FREE SPEECH AND FREE PRESS are on the line!

Please sign this petition and circulate it to your friends and family to sign to stop the FCC from encroaching on our liberties!

(Newspapers, which aren't included in the FCC purview in the first place are being thrown into the study despite the lack of jurisdiction)

We will forward your signature to your Senators and Congressman.  Please be sure to include your name, hard mailing address, and your email so we can do so.

We'll add your email address to our Alerts list to keep you posted on progress and let you know if we need to take further action.

Thanks,

Dick Morris

Public Comments
Feb 20th, 2014
marc b. from Philadelphia, PA signed.
Feb 20th, 2014
Mike P. from Bolingbrook, IL signed.
Feb 20th, 2014
Barbara R. from Huntingdon Valley, PA signed.
Feb 20th, 2014
Richard L. from Glenside, PA signed.
Feb 20th, 2014
Someone from Atglen, PA signed.
Feb 20th, 2014
Francis S. from Berwyn, PA signed.
Feb 20th, 2014
Someone from Atglen, PA signed.
Feb 20th, 2014
Robert V. from Ambler, PA writes:
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The most egregious example of this administrations usurpation of power and liberty.
Feb 20th, 2014
Someone from Cherry Hill, NJ writes:
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We have plenty of choices in radio and TV stations to get so can change channels if we do not like the programming of one. I don't believe the First Amendment to the Constitution has been repealed.
Feb 20th, 2014
Karen M. from Philadelphia, PA writes:
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How many new FCC investigators will be hired?
Feb 20th, 2014
James P. from Newtown, PA writes:
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What is happening to free speech? If you don't like a station, turn the dial!
Feb 20th, 2014
Wendell J. from Coatesville, PA writes:
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this isn't the Soviet Union, comrade!
Feb 20th, 2014
Someone from Pitman, NJ signed.
Feb 20th, 2014
Someone from Williamstown, NJ writes:
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this is a nightmare
Feb 20th, 2014
Someone from Haddonfield, NJ writes:
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would proudly allow you to use my name, except I'm too afraid to in during this administration. thanks.
Feb 20th, 2014
Travis W. from Abington, PA signed.
Feb 20th, 2014
john h. from Telford, PA signed.
Feb 20th, 2014
skip h. from Center Valley, PA signed.
Feb 20th, 2014
George E. from Vincentown, NJ signed.
Feb 20th, 2014
Someone from Cheltenham, PA signed.
Feb 20th, 2014
Paul L M. from Ambler, PA signed.
Feb 20th, 2014
Frank V. from Warminster, PA signed.
Feb 20th, 2014
Mary V. from Drexel Hill, PA signed.
Feb 20th, 2014
Someone from Philadelphia, PA signed.
Feb 20th, 2014
Warren K. from Clementon, NJ signed.