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FCC Quietly Changes Rules, Enables Even More Media Conglomeration

Gee, thanks you guys.
As it is there are only a few real owners of almost all the news and programming you see, they just made it easier for them to get even bigger. Don’t miss the part at the very bottom I bolded, a statement by one of the voting members.

FCC Approves Ownership Rule Changes
November 16, 2017 at 10:47 AM (PT)
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The FCC voted 3-2 along party lines to make changes to the broadcast ownership rules, the end result of the 2014 quadrennial review of the rules. The vote came TODAY (11/16) at the Commission’s Open Meeting.
The changes include the elimination of the newspaper-broadcast and radio-television cross-ownership rules and several television-specific alterations, including elimination of the Eight-Voices Test and the addition of a case-by-case review option for the current top-four-network prohibition, plus elimination of the attribution rule applied to joint sales agreements and retention of the disclosure rule for shared services agreements. Radio ownership caps remain unchanged, although the Commission did add a presumptive waiver of the rule treating stations in embedded radio markets as part of the larger market for ownership purposes, saying that it will review the proposals by CONNOISSEUR MEDIA in the future and will offer waivers for station deals in those markets until then. And the Commission will also take comments on establishing an incubator program for broadcast ownership diversity.
Clyburn: ‘Glaring’ Problems
Commissioner MIGNON CLYBURN said that the problems with the changes are “glaring” and ripped the majority for having “chosen to take some of the same facts used by this commission just over a year ago to reach the exact opposite conclusion,” pointing out that nothing has changed in 15 months to warrant changes in the treatment of the rules. She charged that the changes are “not really about helping small struggling broadcasters or newspapers… this is really about helping large media companies grow even larger.”
CLYBURN contended that “if our aim were to provide hope for the smallest entities in the tiniest of media markets, we would have adopted a narrowly tailored proposal focused expressly on these financially challenged stations. Instead today’s action, coupled with the recent FCC action including the reinstatement of the UHF discount and the elimination of the main studio rules,

we have paved the way for a new crop of broadcast media empires that will be light years removed from the very local communities they are supposed to serve. These media titans will have degrees of power far beyond the imagination of our local community.”

Are You Fucking Kidding Me?!

You damn well know this ain’t around here anywhere.
Literally using bailing wire and motherfucking bamboo poles to make scaffolding ten stories up in the air, as you go!
No harnesses, no hooks, just trust the cocksucker around the corner isn’t hungover like a bastard and the bamboo ain’t rotten.

OSHA nightmare

That shit would give an OSHA inspector nightmares for the rest of his life.

Joe Scarborough Is A Tool

But you already knew that.

Apparently he went off on a rant yesterday trying to shill for Hillary Clinton, claiming that if Jeff Session actually did his fucking job and appointed a special prosecutor to investigate the shady Uranium One deal, among other much deserved things, that it would be the same thing as Joseph Stalin using the powers of state to go after one of his political opponents.

“We are going to get to how horrific this is, what a horrific precedent this would set if Donald Trump goes after his political opponent, pressuring the Justice Department, pressuring the attorney general to do this. If this is what happens, this is what Joseph Stalin would do, this is what tyrants have done for years, is sick their people on political opponents.”

Shut the fuck up and sit the fuck down Scarborough, it’s called justice, look it up sometime.
Personally, I don’t think Sessions should appoint a special prosecutor to investigate her either.

I think he should empower a Special Prosecutorial Task Force consisting of about 100 attack lawyers and their staff to go after the bitch.

As for his claim that it would be just like something that Stalin would do, I would suggest the dumb fucking bastard go back and re-read some history on that Commie butcher.

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In short, “Morning Joe” is a suck up Clinton apologist and listening to anything he has to say about anything should be immediately followed by turning off any device within earshot broadcasting his bullshit.

Sessions should have gone after her ass on day one.
If Trump were even the remotest hint of anything like Stalin then Hillary would have been long dead and buried in an unmarked grave.

That would be Stalinesque, asshole.

Don’t Fucking Tease Me

Make it happen.

 

Sessions considering second special counsel to investigate Republican concerns, letter shows

By Matt Zapotosky November 13 at 9:22 PM
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is entertaining the idea of appointing a second special counsel to investigate a host of Republican concerns — including alleged wrongdoing by the Clinton Foundation and the controversial sale of a uranium company to Russia — and has directed senior federal prosecutors to explore at least some of the matters and report back to him and his top deputy, according to a letter obtained by The Washington Post.

The revelation came in a response by the Justice Department to an inquiry from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), who in July and again in September called for Sessions to appoint a second special counsel to investigate concerns he had related to the 2016 election and its aftermath.

The list of matters he wanted probed was wide ranging but included the FBI’s handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, various dealings of the Clinton Foundation and several matters connected to the purchase of the Canadian mining company Uranium One by Russia’s nuclear energy agency. Goodlatte took particular aim at former FBI director James B. Comey, asking for the second special counsel to evaluate the leaks he directed about his conversations with President Trump, among other things.

Go ahead, open that can of worms.Just investigating The Clinton Foundation alone
will expose a list of names that will be very interesting. And long.