Big Brother is here in 2014, not 1984.
In his famed novel “1984,” George Orwell warned us that Government will seek ever increasing and corrupt extents and forms of power for the single minded purpose of complete control of the populace.
History has proven his predictions to be absolutely correct. He was only wrong about one thing: timing. The dictatorship did not come upon us in 1984, but three decades later, in 2014.
The Obama Administration is seeking to put monitors in the newsrooms of every major media outlet in the country to enact a full blown state run media.
It’s exactly as dangerous as it sounds, and it will be used to further cripple free speech and freedom of the press in America.
The FCC idea calls for the federal bureaucracy to place “researchers” in “newsrooms to determine how news organizations decide which stories to run.”
The new FCC move was made public in a Wall Street Journal commentary commentary by Obama FCC appointee Ajis Pai.
The American Center for Law and Justice Executive Director Jordan Sekulow called the plan nothing less than the Obama administration attempting to regulate and manage the news.
“This looks like another attempt at intimidating the media and the news to have them cover the stories they want covered and to not cover and speak out on things they don’t like. This comes out of their interest in coverage of the Affordable Care Act, the economy, the size of government and to not cover issues like Benghazi,” Sekulow said.
“When you get to radio, you have stations that carry Hannity and Limbaugh, then there are Christian radio stations that carry our program, you can imagine why this can be seen as another attempt to stop the coverage of issues from the perspective that we know the left has such disdain for,” Sekulow said.
He said the timing of the FCC project is not a coincidence.
“This project is coming at a time when the media has been under an unprecedented assault and intimidation already. That’s what happened to James Rosen at Fox News, you know, his mother being tracked. And then the IRS on the AP phone records,” Sekulow said.
He said that the entire world recognizes the decline in American First Amendment freedoms.
The American Center for Law and Justice is launching a petition in protest of the Federal Communication Commission’s plan to place “monitors” in television and newspaper newsrooms.
The ACLJ reports that more than 55,000 people have already signed on.