Leftists Make Move to Ban FOX News From US Airwaves
The tolerant left is at it again.
When you can’t win an intellectual argument and your policies stink you resort to this sort of thing.
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Government, a hard left “watchdog” group, called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to cancel Fox’s broadcast licenses.
The Hill reported:
An ethics watchdog group is using the hacking scandal in the United Kingdom to call on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to cancel Fox’s broadcast licenses.
The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Government (CREW) sent a letter to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski on Tuesday, arguing that U.S. law states that broadcast airwaves shall only be licensed to people of “good character” and used “in the public interest.”
They’re asking the FCC to revoke broadcast licenses for the 27 stations the Fox network owns in the United States.
Rupert Murdoch heads News Corp., the parent company of Fox. Murdoch’s former newspaper, News of the World, is under investigation in England for allegedly bugging phones in order to obtain stories.
“The illegal actions of News Corp. are not only limited to Great Britain,” CREW wrote, citing news reports that News of the World journalists hacked into the voice mailboxes of 9/11 victims. CREW called these actions evidence of a “significant character deficiency” that could disqualify Fox from holding a license.
“[T]he Murdochs clearly do not have the requisite character to retain their broadcast licenses,” CREW wrote. “Accordingly, we request that the FCC immediately commence an action to revoke their licenses.”
Gee, now what would Dick Cheney say to such a flimsy, baseless charge?