By Fred Campbell | 03/03/14 07:11 AM
The Eshoo bill would eliminate risk for pay-TV providers, but would do nothing to mitigate the potential risk of lost advertising revenue faced by broadcasters.
By Byron York | 03/01/14 10:08 AM
The Federal Communications Commission now says it has killed a plan to question journalists around the country to assess whether those journalists are meeting government-defined "critical information needs." The FCC had come under heavy criticism -- almost all of it from conservatives -- over...
By Byron York | 02/27/14 06:20 PM
A significant problem with the now-suspended Federal Communications Commission plan to have government contractors question journalists about editorial decisions and practices was that it was a partisan exercise. The plan originated among Democrats on the FCC; the commission's two Republican...
By Susan Crabtree | 02/27/14 08:06 AM
The Federal Communications Commission's decision to shelve plans for a study of how media newsrooms work has tamped down outrage from some conservative quarters but some alumni from a prominent participating university are still in an uproar. The University of Southern California's Annenberg...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/26/14 07:58 PM
Federal Communications Commission regulators should not merely suspend their plans to carry out a controversial study of media outlets, but cancel it permanently, one of the agency's Republican commissioners said Wednesday. FCC chairman Tom Wheeler agreed to review the study after media...
02/26/14 05:35 PM
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By Paul Bedard | 02/25/14 11:00 AM
A huge majority of voters, 71 percent, believe it is not the government’s role to monitor news content and coverage, the latest slam on the Obama administration’s expanding effort to sneak a look at how the nation communicates. Rasmussen Reports revealed Tuesday that 76 percent also fear...
By David Limbaugh | 02/25/14 09:30 AM
Any freedom-loving person would be outraged at the attempt by the Federal Communications Commission to inject itself into monitoring the practices of print and broadcast media organizations, but the outrage came almost exclusively from conservatives, which is highly instructive. But liberals...
By Byron York | 02/24/14 08:30 PM
Democrats on the Federal Communications Commission say they have absolutely no plans to censor the press.
By Cal Thomas | 02/24/14 06:50 PM
After much criticism from conservative quarters, the Federal Communications Commission has decided, at least for now, to withdraw plans for its proposed study of how media organizations gather and report news. The expressed goal of the survey was to determine if the “critical information...
By Byron York | 02/24/14 08:32 AM
When controversy erupted over the FCC's now-suspended plan to question journalists in newsrooms around the country, some conservative critics saw a grossly unconstitutional attempt to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine. Others saw a grossly unconstitutional attempt to press the Obama administration...
By Michael Barone | 02/23/14 02:14 PM
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...
By Associated Press | 02/22/14 11:23 AM
When it comes to deciding whether airline passengers can use their cellphones in flight, federal agencies are sending different signals to consumers.
By Byron York | 02/21/14 04:15 PM
Facing growing criticism over a plan to question journalists in newsrooms around the country to assess whether those journalists are meeting government-defined "critical needs," the FCC on Friday announced that it is suspending a pilot program until the entire project can be redesigned.
By Byron York | 02/20/14 05:48 PM
The First Amendment says "Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…" But under the Obama administration, the Federal Communications Commission is planning to send government contractors into the nation's newsrooms to determine whether journalists are...
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