FCC: Broadband Providers Not Entitled to First Amendment Protections

Rudy Takala CNSNews.com 3/12/2015

…After finding that broadband providers themselves do not have a right to free speech, the FCC said that its new net neutrality rules protect the First Amendment rights of those who use the providers to access the Internet.

“Indeed, rather than burdening free speech, the rules we adopt today ensure that […]

Why do so many liberals want to suppress political speech?

Michael Barone The Washington Examiner 2/23/2014

The knee jerk response of many liberals to political attacks seems to be to suppress such speech. Examples abound. Michigan Rep. Gary Peters, running for the Senate, threatens the broadcast licenses of stations that run ads criticizing him. Over at salon.com Fred Jerome imagines what it would be like […]

Universities in FCC Newsroom Probe Have Close Ties to Soros, Got $1.8M in Funding

Connections include partnerships with Soros foundation on events, projects.

Mike Ciandella CNSNews 2/21/2014

The FCC may have suspended its invasion into American newsrooms, but the controversial “Critical Information Needs” study also has George Soros’ fingerprints all over it.

While disturbing, this should come as no surprise since Soros’ gave more than $52 million to media […]

Republicans Seek to Bury Regulation of Political Speech on Airwaves

FoxNews.com 2/12/2011

Seeking to hammer the final nail in the coffin of the Fairness Doctrine, two Republican lawmakers who are former broadcasters have reintroduced a bill that would prevent the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from regulating political speech on the airwaves.

Amid calls for the reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine after the assassination attempt on […]

Democrats put heat on FCC commissioner on net neutrality vote

Sarah Jerome The Hill 12/18/2010

The Democrats have a message for Democratic FCC Commissioner Michael Copps: Don’t screw things up on net neutrality.

Democrats allied with FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski are working to put public pressure on Copps as the net-neutrality vote draws near.

Genachowski needs Copps to vote for his plan during a commission […]

How about we just abolish the FCC instead?

Glenn Reynolds Instapundit 12/6/2010

HOW ABOUT WE JUST ABOLISH THE FCC INSTEAD? FCC commissioners demand authority over campaign financing, free Internet.

…There is little doubt that the impulse towards charity can sometimes, as in the anecdote offered by Clyburn, tilt toward the patronizing, but that’s hardly more insulting than seizing the property of others for […]