Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The FCC wants to regulate journalism? Bye, Bye 1st Amendment

FCC commissioner is suggesting that he be the arbiter of what constitutes "real journalism?"

This is very scary stuff. Can we hear a collective "good grief?"

Federal Communications Commissioner Michael Copps made a case for a government hand in media policy in a speech to the FCBA on Tuesday.

"The commission can act now. It should have acted on the media before now. I am disappointed that it has not," he said.

The decline of "real journalism" justifies federal involvement, according to Copps. "The news is suffering from a bad case of substance abuse," he said.