Yes, you read that right……. "Chief Diversity Officer"
A virulently anti-capitalist, racially fixated, exuberantly pro-regulation, and big fan of the Venezuelan Dictator Hugo Chavez...another hand-picked leftist from the centrist Obama?
And it appears that the First Amendment and free speech are either completely foreign or irrelevant to him.
In his 2006 book entitled "Prologue to a Farce: Communication and Democracy in America", he calls for an all-out "confrontational movement" against private media. What Lloyd has written is a road map for how left-wing activists should use the FCC to threaten the licenses of stations with whom they do not agree politically. He seeks to impose an annual FCC license fee equal to each station's annual gross operating budget, with the money going to public broadcasting stations with whom the private stations then have to compete. He wants leftist activists - through incessant political pressure - and the government - through the creation of a totally untenable operating environment of fees, fines and regulations - to work together to force the commercial broadcasters out, to be replaced by public broadcasters.
Ridiculously exorbitant fees and fines on broadcasters could certainly be "used to financially strangle groups that criticize the government," could they not? That is, when the government's not simply "revoking the licenses" of stations that don't toe the Party line. Or better still, "seizing control of media outlets to stifle criticism."
That he now works at the FCC where he can put his ridiculous policy proposals into place is more than a little disconcerting. Think about it!
"It should be clear by now that my focus here is not freedom of speech or the press. This freedom is all too often an exaggeration. At the very least, blind references to freedom of speech or the press serve as a distraction from the critical examination of other communications policies.
" The purpose of free speech is warped to protect global corporations and block rules that would promote democratic governance."
*Stacks Soapbox a Little Higher*
Political Correctness is the left’s way to supress free speech with which they do not agree. For decades the left have been bemoaning the perceived errosions of free speech when discussing things like, books, profanity, flag burning, etc..
Now that the left has been assuming positions of power for the last 25 years, certain words and ideas from free-thinking americans have become an anathema to their ideologies that they are completely intolerant of.
Welcome to hypocrisy, the millennial edition.
PBS’s Bill Moyers in 2003 found it “galling” to see “all those moralistic ideologues in Washington...attacking dissenters as un-American.”
It’s not the 1960’s anymore Billy boy! Undermining your own security is un-American Mr. Moyers!
In 2003, MSNBC’s number one Wing Nut Keith Olbermann saluted protests:“It is political dissent that created this country and sustained it and improved it.”
For eight years in America, protest was in and all the cool kids did it. We had flamboyantly dressed Code Pinkers demonstrating at conventions and in sessions of Congress, calling Marine recruiters “traitors” and protesting wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Then there were the crazies from Acorn stalking Wall Street executives at their homes. And anti-war lefty Cindy Sheehan got so much news coverage from the major networks and top newspapers that they practically had to create a bureau to handle her antics. Dissent was patriotic back then we were told. Those hate-spewing anti-war activists really loved our soldiers – especially when they were mocking the war right outside a veteran’s hospital.
That all happened before January 20, when the left, along with their supporters in the news media, decided protest and dissent were suddenly unpatriotic. Now everything said or done in those eight years is forgotten. America has a blank slate to build hope and change under Obama, so we are told.
MSNBC host Ed Schultz:
“Oh, there's a lot going on. Tonight: it's an uprising! Angry old white folks are storming into town halls all across the country spewing lies about health care reform. Let me set the record straight early on: these folks, I think, they're dumber than Joe the Plumber. “
“Mr. President, you have the people behind you. I've done enough of these [town halls] to know that there's a fraction of Americans out there who are, you know, the old right wing, they're playing on the old, angry white uneducated misinformed Americans”
Don’t dare criticize him, knock his policies or voice your opinion. Do it and you are called “mobs” or racist by the media and treated as scary forces of hate.