Who Hijacked Our Country

Friday, September 15, 2006

Michael Powell — Sleazy C#&$!$#!ER!

Colin Powell is a great American. Unfortunately, his idiot bastard son Michael should be rendered to Uzbekistan for waterboarding, shock therapy and stress postures.

Colin’s Twisted Offspring left the FCC almost two years ago, but his trail of slime will be with us for a long time. When he was head of the FCC, Powell ordered a study to determine whether consolidating the media into fewer and fewer companies would have a detrimental effect on local news coverage.

Powell was hoping the study would confirm his pre-conceived idea that consolidated media ownership doesn't affect local news coverage. The study was done by two of the FCC’s own economists.

OOPS! Instead, they found that local ownership of TV stations adds five and a half minutes of total news coverage to a typical broadcast. Local news coverage is indeed jeopardized when the media is consolidated into fewer and fewer hands.

Powell’s response was straight out of the Bush/Cheney handbook: he suppressed the report and ordered all copies of it destroyed. Slippery Son of a Bitch.

The FCC is still planning to go ahead with their plan of having more news coverage being controlled by fewer and fewer CEOs. But they are accepting comments from the general public. (How big of them.)

If you’re against the idea of having even fewer people control what you see and hear, please click here and let the FCC know.


Blogger Bassizzzt said...

Don'tcha just love it when liberals get angry?

BRRRRRR, terrified.

September 15, 2006 at 9:55 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

That's quite a detailed Blogger Profile you've got there, but you forgot something. There's no blog.

If you ever read a newspaper and/or had an IQ higher than your shoe size, you'd know that this media consolidation issue cuts across all party lines. Religious groups and the NRA have been some of the biggest critics of these FCC plans.

September 16, 2006 at 2:07 AM  
Blogger J. Marquis said...

Hey, bassizzzt- shuuuuuuuuut up, you faciiiiist.

September 16, 2006 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

J. Marquis: Give him Hell. I don't know what's up with these losers who get a Blogger profile with no blog, just so they can leave stupid comments on blogs that don't allow anonymous comments. Some people just have too much time on their hands.

September 16, 2006 at 11:00 AM  
Blogger I.M. Dedd said...

Good work, Tom. This is so important.

September 17, 2006 at 6:58 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

I.M. Dedd: Thanks. Yeah, people need to know about this.

September 17, 2006 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

I DO love it when "liberals" get angry. It shows they are at least paying attention to things going on in the country.

When the other side gets angry, it's mostly because someone else is disagreeing with them. If they were actually paying attention to what Bush is doing and what he hopes to accomplish, they might realize there is a lot there to get angry about.

Consolidating the media into the hands of fewer and fewer people doesn't necessarily restrict the variety of opinions the American public will hear, but it certainly could. This sure seems like a matter that the Republicans, with all their fear of a "liberal media" (there isn't any such thing, but don't tell anyone!) would want to prevent. Of course, when one considers that their idea of "the good guys" is represented in most large media ownership in America, they probably are simply too stupid to notice or even care, as long as they think they are "winning". Sigh...

September 18, 2006 at 12:13 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Snave: You're right, there's a lot to be angry about. And this media consolidation issue has drawn a lot of fury from all sides. I think the only people in favor of consolidation are the CEOs who stand to get even richer and more powerful when they can buy even more TV/radio stations and newspapers.

September 18, 2006 at 12:38 PM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home