Monday, June 7, 2010

MRC: Obama Via FTC Proposes "Drudge Tax" and more...

This is another outrageous threat to the freedom of speech. Please help us to stop this Bailout of the Liberal Media! --David

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a 47-page bureaucratic plan for the “Reinvention of Journalism” that outlines a series of taxes that would stifle free speech and silence conservatives.
MRC’s Vice President for Business and Culture, Dan Gainor, who helped break this shocking story, says the report contains the word “tax” 95 times and is part of “an extensive attempt by the Obama Administration to seize control of the press.”
And the conservative media are directly in the crosshairs of the Obama team. The FTC paper includes…
* A “Drudge Tax” on news aggregators like The Drudge Report who stand on the front lines of the struggle to expose the Leftist agenda.
* A “journalism division” of AmeriCorps -- forcing taxpayers to pay the Obama Administration to train up the next generation of liberal journalists!
* A direct Journalism Bailout fund to “help pay the salary of every journalist” -- YOU AND I will be forced to fund the liberal media!
* A 5% tax on consumer electronics (like the iPad)
* Possible taxes on cell phones, television and radio that would all be part of a massive $35 billion “Citizenship Media Fund”
This new FTC document combined with the FCC’s moves to impose a “Fairness Doctrine” pose an ominous threat to conservative speech that would empower the Obama administration to control the dissemination of information while imposing punitive taxes on ideological opponents. We simply must respond and say “NO!” to Obama’s efforts to censor, regulate, tax and control our free speech!
Next week, the FTC will be holding a workshop on the “Future of Journalism” as a follow up to the release of its 47-page “Drudge Tax” proposal. We want to rally tens of thousands of citizens to take action in two specific ways to oppose this effort to control conservative speech:
+ + Action #1 -- Sign our “Free Speech Alliance” Petition
This petition states your unequivocal opposition to “any and all efforts to censor, limit, or restrain free speech – on conservative or Christian talk radio, on the internet or anywhere else.” Our records show you have not yet joined over 250,000 signers of this petition. Go here now to sign.
+ + Action #2 -- Tell the FTC you oppose its efforts to control speech
The FTC is accepting comments in advance on next week’s meeting on June 15. Please go here to let the FTC know what you think about their “Reinventing Journalism” document and this effort to censor and tax conservative speech and our free speech rights in general. (Note: Although this site mentions a March 9 meeting, this is the link provided by the FTC for comments on the June 15 meeting.)
For more background information, please see Dan Gainor’s excellent article.
This is precisely why Brent Bozell launched our MRC Action team -- so that we could get the word out to hundreds of thousands of citizens as soon as a threat like this arises. Your continued support of the MRC makes this possible! Thank you for standing with us and for taking action.
P.S. The FTC wants to tax conservative speech and then use our tax dollars to both train and pay the salaries of the liberal media! We have just one week to respond to the Obama Administration’s latest effort to censor, stifle -- and even tax -- conservative free speech. Please take action by signing the petition and posting your comments to the FTC. Then, forward this message to your friends.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Whacko MSNBC "Interview" by Dylan Ratigan (aka wingnut)

Me thinks the guy on the left, Dylan Ratigan, didn't take his meds before the "interview". Mark Williams reasonably tries to answer questions between the vitriol spewing from Ratigan's mouth and never has a true opening.

I'll answer Ratigan as I'm sure many others will also.

The Tea Party is a movement, it's not an organized Party. Individuals and local promoters in the Tea Party shun those who have racist views or other agendas. 99.99999% of us would never hold a sign belittling any race, nor do we hold those beliefs. The Tea Party is all about accountability, small government, less taxes, similar views. There are nuts in every organization including the Progressives, liberals, Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, Constitution Party, churches, school systems, your work place, MSNBC (as evidenced by Ratigan), etc., etc.

Is Ratigan new? Is he trying to make a name for himself by being a parody of a talk show host? He very clearly had a preconceived idea and then moved on to try and make it a reality, never taking a long enough breath to allow Williams to answer...

Memo to Ratigan: Take your meds before next show.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Bullets For The Media In America? Lou Dobbs Fired On!

Americans for Legal Immigration PAC is releasing a statement of condemnation regarding the violent attack on the home and family of CNN host Lou Dobbs, which Mr. Dobbs revealed on his show yesterday.

"The attack on the Dobbs family home was an attack on every American who values the First Amendment rights of free speech and freedom of the press," said William Gheen of ALIPAC.

Lou Dobbs reported on his talk radio show that a gun was fired into his home only fifteen feet away from his wife and possibly their driver. It is unclear if this was a failed assassination attempt or not.

Americans for Legal Immigration PAC plans to contact police authorities and offer a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and successful prosecution of the culprits. ALIPAC is also calling on groups like Media Matters, La Raza, and others to stop their numerous false claims that Lou Dobbs, or any American individual or organization opposing illegal immigration, is racist and threatening physical harm against "immigrants".

This act of violence against the popular CNN commentator is likely to have a dramatic effect against the passage of Amnesty legislation.

"That bullet into the Dobbs family home just killed any chance of Comprehensive Amnesty for illegal aliens passing by 2010," said Gheen. "Almost every organization and leader fighting against illegal immigration and Amnesty is receiving a steady stream of death threats due to the false portrayals by these radical pro-illegal alien groups. Every American and member of the media needs to put their foot down and put a stop to this kind of violence evoking propaganda. I have a box full of such threats as do the others."

Groups such as the Southern Poverty Law Center, Anti Defamation League, National Council of La Raza, Media Matters, MALDEF, LULAC, Immigration Voice, and others have been aggressively distorting the truth about Lou Dobbs and every organization that shares a stance against illegal immigration and amnesty, which is popular with approximately 80% of all Americans. The Spanish media often exaggerates these false claims even further to create fear and political support in Spanish media markets that would collapse if illegal immigration stopped.

These groups seek to portray anyone against illegal immigration as being in false association with the KKK, Neo Nazis, and violence against minorities and immigrants. They do this because less than 15% of Americans support their pro-illegal immigration and pro-Amnesty positions so they focus on demonizing those who resent the popular view like Lou Dobbs. They have made such accusations against blacks, Hispanics, and multi-racial groups with civil rights support backgrounds like ALIPAC!

ALIPAC has launched a video on Youtube that contains the full audio from Lou Dobbs's radio show describing the attack on his home and the gunfire. Every American citizen and member of the media that values their freedoms should view this video.

Video: Shot Fired Into Home of Lou Dobbs of CNN

Thursday, October 29, 2009

More Fox News advertisors to support...

Bush's Baked Beans
Quattro Sport Audi
Easy Water
Glass Doctor
Constant Contact
Regenerist (Oil of Olay)
Us Factor (to help your marriage...)
T.Rowe Price
Comcast Business

I think BO and friends are going to go after the businesses that advertise on Fox News, if they haven't already. We have to let the advertisors know we're watching and supporting their businesses.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Charles Krauthammer: Fox Wars

The Obama administration wants to delegitimize any significant dissent.

Rahm Emanuel once sent a dead fish to a live pollster.

Now he’s put a horse’s head in Roger Ailes’s bed.

Not very subtle. And not very smart. Ailes doesn’t scare easily.

The White House has declared war on Fox News. White House communications director Anita Dunn said that Fox is “opinion journalism masquerading as news.” Patting rival networks on the head for their authenticity (read: docility), senior adviser David Axelrod declared Fox “not really a news station.” And Chief of Staff Emanuel told (warned?) the other networks not to “be led (by) and following Fox.”

My comments:

If the White House succeeds in isolating, hurting, maiming, destroying Fox News, freedom of the press will become a misnomer, a joke, a thing of the past. The actions of the White House show very clearly the direction they're taking this country and it ain't where the majority of us want to go.

Personally, for the first time ever I'm now watching commercials on Fox. I plan to take my dollars to the places that advertise on the NEWS station.

This morning I saw:

Regions Bank
Dr. Blaine's scar stuff
Campbell's Soup (mmmm mmmm good)
V8 (haven't bought any in a while, but it's on the grocery list)
Chevy / GMC (sorry, no car purchases on the horizon)
Aflac (does it count if I have one of the ducks plush thingy's???)
Michigan Economic Development (Jeff Daniels commercial)

I'll list more later as I watch... Support the companies that stick with Fox. You know darn well that Obama and friends are pressuring companies to stop advertising on the station... either openly or subtly.

- bcm

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Attack It If You Must, But Fox News Still Reigns

Great article... and from NPR no less!

The White House's attack on Fox News is ripe with irony. Supposedly, it was conservatives who famously stood athwart history shouting, "Stop!" Supposedly, the Obama administration favors change. Turns out the only change the White House "communicators" want to see in media is the one that stops the wheels of progress.

"Progress," of course, is entirely subjective. After all, those who support a return to 1930s-style Keynesianism and corporatism, plus a penchant for a Chamberlain-like appeasement of the same vintage, can declare themselves progressive with a straight face. Likewise, not everybody will consider Fox and what it does progress.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Southern Crescent Tea Party Update re: Takin' it to the doors of CNN

American citizens outraged by President Obama and the actions of Congress have set their sights on a new target - the so-called mainstream media - with tea-party protests now set to take place in front of more than 30 press offices across the U.S. on October 17. Folks in Atlanta, Georgia will visit the CNN Center, One CNN Center, corner of Marietta Street and Centennial Olympic Park Drive from 12:00 to 2:00 PM. This is being coordinated by the 912 Project. For details, go to 912

We expect that due to the multiple events scheduled in Atlanta that day, parking will be at a premium. Please consider riding Marta.

The Southern Crescent Tea Party Patriots are planning to depart from the (former) Kroger parking lot on Hwy 54, departing at 9:30 A.M. on Saturday to carpool to the College Park Marta. [Woody Eturralde is the member who is the point of contact. His number is 678-525-7222 (please call after 7:00 PM.) His email is ] Please tie a red ribbon on your car antenna to help find other Patriots!

For those who don't want to meet at the Kroger in Peachtree City, please plan to meet at the College Park Marta station at 10:15, to depart at 10:30. This will give people time to get downtown, meet at the Tabernacle, then walk down to the CNN center and be numbered. The event actually starts at 12:00, but the 912 folks are numbering everyone, so the media can't distort the turnout!

Wear comfortable shoes, take food and water as it will be a long day! Be careful what you us on signage - attack policies, not people! See you there!