First on the agenda: the Drudge Report (though it’s nothing more than an aggregator) and Fox News. Then the entire internet.
First, from the WashingtonExaminer.com:
Fox targeted by FEC Dems in first-ever vote to punish debate sponsorship
by Paul Bedard
Finally making good on long-harbored anger at conservative media, Democrats on the Federal Election Commission voted in secret to punish Fox News’ sponsorship of a Republican presidential debate, using an obscure law to charge the network with helping those on stage.
STOP. Read that first sentence again: “Finally making good on LONG-HARBORED ANGER at CONSERVATIVE media, DEMOCRATS on the Federal Election Commission voted in SECRET to PUNISH Fox News’ sponsorship of a Republican presidential debate, USING AN OBSCURE LAW to charge the network with helping those on stage.”
Would that not be unlike Lois Lerner and the IRS who complained bitterly that no such thing was done until finally the IRS admitted that precisely that thing was done?
It is the first time in history that members of the FEC voted to punish a media outlet’s debate sponsorship, and it follows several years of Democratic threats against conservative media and websites like the Drudge Report.
The punishment, however, was blocked by all three Republicans on the commission, resulting in a 3-3 tie vote and no action. The vote was posted Thursday and is here.
Imagine the results had Demorats simply owned that board, as Demorats own the state of California on most every level?
It seems that CNN sponsored quite a number of Democrat debates. CNN sponsored four Democrat debates, of the ten documented — that’s almost half. The GOP had twelve debates, six of which were sponsored by Fox. That also is half. Any issue with the FEC?
Here’s the obvious kicker:
CNN did the same thing, but there is no indication that they faced a complaint.
Do not think that the Demorats and Leftists are content to stop there. They absolutely, incontrovertibly, wish to control the entire internet and all its content — particularly if that content is right-leaning in nature.
Also from the WashingtonExaminer.com:
Federal regulation of Internet coming, warn FCC, FEC commissioners
by Paul Bedard
Democrats targeting content and control of the Internet, especially from conservative sources, are pushing hard to layer on new regulations and even censorship under the guise of promoting diversity while policing bullying, warn commissioners from the Federal Communications Commission and Federal Election Commission.
“Protecting freedom on the Internet is just one vote away,” said Lee E. Goodman, a commissioner on the FEC which is divided three Democrats to three Republicans. “There is a cloud over your free speech.”
What is diversity? In the eyes of Leftists, it is a One World Barbeque — that is, all persons saying, writing and thinking the same: a Leftist fashion. Dissension cannot be tolerated. What the FEC and Leftists and Demorats want is the same freedom of speech one now customarily finds on college campuses in America today; that is, little to none.
In this vein I wrote, many years ago in 2010, that I could foresee the time where I as a blogger would require a literal license to blog. To express my opinions and feelings.
Freedom of speech on the Internet, added Ajit Pai, commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, “is increasingly under threat.”
Pai and Goodman cited political correctness campaigns by Democrats as a threat. Both also said their agencies are becoming politicized and the liberals are using their power to push regulations that impact business and conservative outlets and voices.
Of course it’s under threat. Leftists and Demorat want absolute control of speech as well as most every other aspect of your life. With a SCOTUS that leans far left as would occur under the lying and brazenly-corrupt Hillary Clinton, you can quite certainly wave good-bye to your Bill of Rights, with the Second and First Amendments primarily in their PC sights.
“One of the things that is critical for this country is to reassert the value of the First Amendment, the fact that robust discourse, that is sometimes cacophonous, is nonetheless a value, in fact it creates value,” said Pai.
But wait; perhaps you thought I was kidding with the whole “my blog will be involved as will yours” thingie? Read on.
At a CATO Institute discussion on online speech Wednesday night, both said that regulators are eager to issue new rules that could put limits on what people could say on blogs, online news and even YouTube. Washington Examiner reporter Rudy Takala and Cato’s digital manager Kat Murti were also on the panel.
There it is in black and white. Do not for a moment believe that, somehow, miraculously, you will remain unaffected — particularly if you are a Conservative. Or a Libertarian for that matter — John Stossel, I’m looking at you, sir.
Pai, addressing Goodman, added, “The common thread of our experiences I think is this impulse of control, whether it’s the FCC and the impulse of the government to want to control how these networks operate, and the FEC to control the content of the traffic that traverses over those networks, and I think that certainly highlights the importance of the First Amendment.”
Goodman concluded, “We need to be ever mindful and vigilant not to let governmental agencies through 3-2 votes, or 4-2 votes at the FEC take that away from us.”
Let there be no mistake. Leftists and Demorats want control of our lives, complete and utter control of what we do, what we eat, where we live, how we live our lives and ultimately what we write, say and even think.
Leftists and Demorats would truly be pleased with a 1984 environment.
I can see an upheaval coming, ladies and gentlemen, if Demorats and Leftists keep removing our rights and our freedoms.