Monday, August 22, 2011
The Fairness Act is dead
Above is Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "Got A Vacation To Take Care Of First" and isn't Barry so cute in his speedo? Getting a bit of a gut, but still . . .
Meanwhile, aren't you glad that Barack paid James Clyburn off for his support/worship in 2008 by appointing Clyburn's unqualified daughter Mignon Clyburn to the FCC?
That was sarcasm on my part.
If you missed it, the FCC officially killed the Fairness Act today. And this took place under a Democrat.
The chair is Julius Genachowski and Barack appointed him. Not only that Genachowski was the chairperson of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Policy working group for the campaign.
He also appointed Mignon. Michael Copps is a leftist. Barack nominated Robert M. McDowell even though he's a right winger unconcerned with the public interest.
Here's the rule about the FCC commissioners: "The FCC is directed by five Commissioners appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate for 5-year terms, except when filling an unexpired term. The President designates one of the Commissioners to serve as Chairperson. Only three Commissioners may be members of the same political party. None of them can have a financial interest in any Commission-related business." So why are there only 4 currently?
The Fairness Act is dead. Thanks, Barack Obama.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"