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The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Government (CREW) sent a letter to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski on Tuesday, arguing that U.S. law states that broadcast airwaves shall only be licensed to people of "good character" and used "in the public interest."
They're asking the FCC to revoke broadcast licenses for the 27 stations the Fox network owns in the United States.
arguing that U.S. law states that broadcast airwaves shall only be licensed to people of "good character" and used "in the public interest."
I have no problem with Fox being taken off the TV.
They are stunningly and embarrassingly partisan.
CNN, NBC, CBS, and ABC all should go as well.
Fox fair and Un- biased? I'm shocked there's someone willing to stick up for their tactics .....
I thought it was common knowledge that "news" (and I use that term loosely) (and I feel this way about basically ALL 'old media') stations are ALLOWED to lie. I would be surprised if the 'ethics watchdog' case goes anywhere!! I don't consider lying to be very ethical, but then again what do I know, eh?
"The Murdochs clearly do not have the requisite character to retain their broadcast licenses," CREW wrote. "Accordingly, we request that the FCC immediately commence an action to revoke their licenses."
Originally posted by Ahabstar
When partisan agendas can be used to silence opposition then this country is lost. If the FCC does this then every elected or appointed official should either step down or be removed from office. I don't care for what Nacy Pelosi's has to say but I will be damned if I would remove her ability to say it by manipulation of the system.
CREW had best be very careful for what they wish for, they just might get it as I have little faith that the current regime called an administration would hesitate for a second to overthrow the core of fundimental rights outlined by the Constitution as the limits of power.edit on 2-5-2012 by Ahabstar because: iPod and it's tiny keyboard.