Plans in Place to Monitor and Regulate TV & Radio
WASHINGTON, June 4, 2008 – Accuracy in Media editor Cliff Kincaid charged today that liberal “media reform” activists, who expect a Democratic victory in the 2008 presidential election, plan to limit conservative access to the media and force stations to put more left-wingers on the air. Kincaid will report the details of the unfolding plan as he covers this week’s “National Conference on Media Reform” in Minneapolis. Kincaid’s preview of the conference can be found in the column “’Media Reform’ Targets Conservatives,” at http://www.aim.org.
“The ‘progressives’ are angry that since the deregulation of the media, beginning in the 1980s, the liberal media monopoly has been challenged,” says Kincaid. He notes that most of the Big Media remain liberal but that “progressives” are angry that talk radio and cable news have found a receptive audience for conservative programming. One of their new tactics, he reveals, is calling conservative programming “hate speech.”
Kincaid’s latest book, The Death of Talk Radio?, co-authored with Texas radio host Lynn Woolley, documents how the left-wing movement to control media content is a real danger to the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of speech.
The National Conference on Media Reform, an event funded in the past by Obama supporter George Soros and other left-wing individuals and entities, takes place from June 6 to June 8, 2008. Kincaid will be available for interviews while reporting on the conference from Minneapolis, and for post-conference interviews beginning June 9.
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