Enter Mark Lloyd. He is Obama's new "Diversity Czar" at the FCC. He wants to take control of unfriendly media channels. He wrote a paper called "The Structural Imbalance of Political Talk Radio", which is found on the website of that wonderfully objective political activist group called "The Center for American Progress". (we all know "progressive" is the current word that "socialists" hide behind, right?) In the paper, Lloyd suggests ways of rewriting FCC regulations to correct a particularly hindering and annoying problem: some people's free speech on the radio sounds bad to some people in the government. It challenges their arguments, and exposes them. It was this paper that made Obama fall in love with Lloyd and put him charge of regulating "Diversity" at the FCC. He followed it up with another paper, called "Forget the Fairness Doctrine" in which he tells liberals to:
use the 'localism' requirement to harass conservative stations by filing complaints with the FCC. The FCC would then assess these stations fines, with the money going to (very liberal) public broadcasting.So that is clearly good-old Saul Alynski-style Community Activism, designed to achieve government domination of the content that flows through certain communication channels. But we also get a glimpse of Lloyd's other Communist-friendly opinions in this video from the 2008 National Conference for Media Reform, in which he laments the fact that Hugo Chavez's "incredible revolution" was almost thwarted when he says:
Or worse - the FCC would rescind these stations' broadcast licenses. In other words, shut them up by shutting them down. Thus, as Lloyd says, no need for the mis-named "Fairness" Doctrine. [quoted from]
"State radio in Rwanda was taken over by one tribe, one group. And they began to put out propaganda, so that the Tutsis were targeted. And what resulted from the fact that State Radio was able to do that was essentially mass genocide in Rwanda. But the state for this particular tribe controlled the radio very purposefully to make sure there was media and social change. In Venezuela, with Chavez, really an incredible revolution, a dramatic revolution, to begin to put in place saying that we're going to have impact on the people of Venezuela. [But] the property owners and the folks who were then controlling the media in Venezuela rebelled- [they] worked, frankly, with the folks here in the U.S. government- worked to oust him and he [Chavez] came back and he had another revolution. And Chavez then started to take the media very seriously in this country."Of Course, we know that Chavez has been taking control of the media in his country. That's how Statists like Obama roll, y'all! The scorpion stung the frog in the middle of the river because it is in his nature. Well, Communists take control of media outlets because it's in their nature, too.