FCC Diversity Czar Mark Lloyd discussing plans to shut down conservative media





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Published on Aug 28, 2009

From CNSNews.com:

Lloyd and his co-authors rejected the idea that the Fairness Doctrine alone could solve these problems, arguing that the Doctrine must be part of a more sweeping regulatory effort aimed at curbing the influence of todays political talkers.

[T]he Fairness Doctrine was never, by itself, an effective tool to ensure fair discussion of important issues, the report stated.

The Fairness Doctrine was most effective as part of a regulatory structure that limited license terms to three years, subjected broadcasters to license challenges through comparative hearings, required notice to the local community that licenses were going to expire, and empowered the local community through a process of interviewing a variety of local leaders [about whether a stations license should be renewed], it added.

The report recommended that the government implement ownership caps, limit license terms, allow local interest groups to lobby against a broadcaster, and fine those station owners who fail to meet these requirements, with the funds going to support their public broadcasting competitors.

[A]ny effort to encourage more responsive and balanced radio programming will first require steps to increase localism and diversify radio station ownership to better meet local and community needs, the authors wrote.

We suggest three ways to accomplish this: Restore local and national caps on the ownership of commercial radio stations, the report read. Ensure greater local accountability over radio licensing. Require commercial owners who fail to abide by enforceable public interest obligations to pay a fee to support public broadcasting.

Lloyd explained these requirements in a companion piece he wrote for CAPs Web site entitled, Forget the Fairness Doctrine. There, Lloyd summed up his approach to regulating talk radio.

Equal opportunity employment policies. Local engagement. License challenges, he wrote. Explaining the fees broadcasters might face, he wrote that commercial radio station owners either play by the rules or pay. In other words, if they dont want to be subject to local criticism of how they are meeting their [new] license obligations, they should pay to support public broadcasters who will operate on behalf of the local community.

Comments • 60

Ryan Green
News Organizations are shutting down investigative reporting because its "not profitable"? Hey, maybe its because this administration has gone to unprecedented lengths to prosecute whistleblowers, and to harass and intimidate reports who use them as sources. Glenn Greenwald is doing some great investigative work, what do you think of him, Mark Lloyd? How about James Rosen, whom Eric Holder described as a "co-conspirator" for working with sources?
You are a racist piece of shit. Fuckin dumb. I can't believe you said this in the midst of the biggest military spending spree yet, under Obama. And there are blacks in the army I'm sure you realize. You can suck it you confused fuckin retard.
Im not going to entertain this. Jewish people are white Europeans thats how the world sees them obviously they see themselves as gods people but they are just white folks. Theyre genetic issues come from inbreeding within a small genetic pool.
Bro nice try but Ashkanazi and kazar jews(95% of jews) are just another group of white folks like the french, british or slavic.
So what colour are Jewish people professor? Green?
The world knows the content of white peoples character we see it in Iraq everyday. 
Anthony Jean
@NoiseCollector feel the wrath! lol
Arthur Galahad
in the 1960's there really was an fcc,what has happened in the last 50 years,do the people who work for the fcc just sit there and get a check for saying nothing about morals,use to be the only f words one could say were words such as fun ,fresh fabulous,etc,someone should do a documentary on the fcc from beginning till now,it might be a little boring to watch them just sit there and do nothing about morals on t.v.yeah they have really let america down
obama is such an EPIC FAIL, i didn't think a president could fuck up worse then w bush. i think of all those screaming adoring idiots on tv during obama's campaign, mobs of uninformed people making fools of themselves WHO KNEW NOTHING of obama, and i thank god i wasn't one of them.
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