Monday, August 17, 2009

The Czar of Broadcasting's Diktat

Curious notion here:

"Federal and regional broadcast operations and local stations should be funded at levels commensurate with or above those spending levels at which commercial operations are funded," Lloyd wrote. "This funding should come from license fees charged to commercial broadcasters. Funding should not come from congressional appropriations. Sponsorship should be prohibited at all public broadcasters."

Umnnnhhhh...really? 'Funded at levels [at] or above ...commercial operations'?

Says who, aside from you, Mr. Lloyd?

Is that in the Constitution? If so, where?

IIRC, the First Amendment does not promote speech-by-Gummint, Mr. Lloyd.

HT: MoonBattery


Shoebox said...

Didn't we leave the Constitution somewhere in the 20th century?

Dave said...

Shoebox: we're no longer concerned about antiquated "rights" as espoused by rich, white, slave-owning aristocrats, and are, at any rate, irrelevant for our time. Now it's all about what people ought to have, and the means to give it to them.


Seriously,I do think the Constitution and the Bill of Rights are becoming irrelevant. The Left doesn't use the "penumbras and emanations" or "living document" rationales any more. Now it's "means to an end", and if the Constitution must be ignored, then so be it.