Friday, November 19, 2010

If Jay Has His Say.

The Daily Caller.

Democratic Senator Jay Rockefeller seems to believe that somehow congress should be the arbitrator of what is acceptable news and even entertainment programming.
In this clip he says: “I hunger for quality news. I’m tired of the right and the left,” Rockefeller bemoaned during a recent hearing on television retransmission consent. “There’s a little bug inside of me which wants to get the FCC to say to Fox and to MSNBC: ‘Out. Off. End. Goodbye.’ It would be a big favor to political discourse,” he added.

He is a very good example of a politician that doesn't get it.  If he actually watched Fox or MSNBC he would see that the current mood of the PEOPLE has dramatically moved toward less government not more.  An unprecedented number or incumbents were turned out in the last election because Americans finally woke up to the fact that congress is dysfunctional and the only way to correct this is to vote the bums out.  Unfortunately, he wasn't one of them.  Maybe next time.

Mr. Rockefeller appears to be unaware that congress has no constitutional or legal authority to regulate the cable networks content.  The FCC has authority only over broadcast channels.

My advice to Mr. Rockefeller is put down the remote, pick up a copy of the Constitution and study it.  Thanks to the cable channels and the internet we are no longer limited to what Mr. Rockefeller and his kind decide what is "appropriate" information to consume.  I'm sure he rues the day that his buddy Al Gore helped to invent the internet, the only chance we have of insuring that these dinosaurs are relegated to the dust bin of history.

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