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Rockefeller Wants FCC To Stop Fox News

From Fox News:

Senator Jay Rockefeller Wishes FCC Would Shut Down Fox News

November 18, 2010

A powerful Democratic senator, pointing the finger at cable news for a politically toxic climate in Washington, unleashed a stunning tirade in which he expressed his desire to see the Federal Communications Commission shut down Fox News and MSNBC.

"I’m tired of the right and the left," West Virginia Sen. Jay Rockefeller said Wednesday during a Senate hearing on 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.’ "

We can only guess at the location of this bug.

"It would be a big favor to political discourse; to our ability to do our work here in Congress; and to the American people, to be able to talk with each other and have some faith in their government and, more importantly, in their future," said the chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Yes, shutting down political debate would do wonders for political discourse.

Rockefeller didn’t seem to realize that the FCC only regulates broadcast airwaves, not cable…

Mr. Rockefeller is an ass. If he had not been born into the lucky sperm club, he would be a bottom rung bureaucrat in a cubicle somewhere, staring at the clock.

(Thanks to NickB for the heads up.)

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, November 18th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

30 Responses to “Rockefeller Wants FCC To Stop Fox News”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    “We can only guess at the location of this bug.”

    One can be pretty certain that the TSA won’t find it. (just sayin’)

  2. Right of the People says:

    FCC Please stop the evil people at Fox and MSNBC, they are tell the truth about us and that is mean-spirited and wrong!

    Steve, you’re wrong about ol’ Jay, he would be asking if “You want fries with that?” if he’d been born a commoner. Either that or the star of Jackass 4.

  3. JohnMG says:

    It’s talk like that that makes me want to rock a feller back on his privileged ass. (so to speak)

  4. proreason says:

    “Mr. Rockefeller is an ass. If he had not been born into the lucky sperm club, he would be a bottom rung bureaucrat in a cubicle somewhere, staring at the clock.”

    and yet…he is probably one of the 2 or 3 most sane Democrats in Congress.

    Such a situation did not happen by chance.

  5. Mae says:

    Steve, you are way too kind to the poor little rich boy.

    “Mr. Rockefeller is an ass. If he had not been born into the lucky sperm club, he would be a bottom rung bureaucrat in a cubicle somewhere, staring at the clock.”

    The gene pool dribbled out for the Rockefellers quite a while back intelligence-wise. He’d most likely be one of Janet’s favorite boys feeling up other leetle boys for the TSA.

  6. U NO HOO says:

    Fox reported that Rockefeller’s wife is president of an NPR/PBS station.

    Whatever that job pays?

  7. BillK says:

    I hope the people donating to that station’s next fund drive know she’s making $447,166/year.

    Kind of makes the begging for your $20 look pretty pathetic.

  8. canary says:

    “There’s a little bug inside of me which wants to get …, ‘Out. Off. End. Goodbye.’ ”

    I hope Sen Jay Rockefeller doesn’t swallow bug killer.

    You lay down with dogs…..

    Such deadly menacing threats now on record.
    He needs to a room of his own and be put on 24/7 for his and others safety.

    I guess Americans will have to do as Senator John Kerry’
    and pres Obama and go to foreign countries and get on their air and say how bad the U.S. is.

  9. Deserat says:

    I have three things to say to Mr Rockefeller:

    1) If you can’t stand the heat, get the he!! out of the kitchen.
    2) Your attitude of entitlement is on naked display here with your comments.
    3) Your behavior over the last few years has caused the American people to distrust you – there is and will be more heightened scrutiny – and until you all stop behaving like drunken teenagers spending their parent’s money with abandon, the hyper-scrutiny will continue.

    What a moron.

  10. Enthalpy says:

    These totalitarian bastards continue to chip away at our freedoms-freedoms that exist only if we fight for them. “I’m tired of the right and the left” won’t get it. Rockefeller does not have the right! The FCC does not have the right.

  11. Petronius says:

    Once upon a time in America this kind of loose talk, these tirades, these thinly veiled threats, were the province of the Loony Left. But today it is mainstream Liberalism. In fact, as we see here, it is embraced even by soft Liberalism.

    It is a window into the Liberal soul.

    Rule by Liberals has become rule by tyrants, thugs, traitors, madmen, and fools.

  12. Astravogel says:

    Ignore your rights and they’ll go away.

  13. Georgfelis says:

    To his credit, it at least appears he wants to be a Bipartisan Censor.

    To his detrimint…um…there’s a word limit on posts, right? I’d probably break it.

  14. oldpuppydixie says:

    As far as we know, Jay Rockefeller never drove a young girl off a bridge and allowed her to drown, but there the “dis-similarity” to Teddy Kennedy ends. You see, Jay too believes the actual work and success of his ancestors grants him license to RULE the members of the serf class. No, Jay, you are NOT a PRINCE…but the PRI of that title does begin what you certainly ARE!!

  15. BigOil says:

    Joe Manchin, the latest incarnation of WV Senate demonrat, said West Virginians were a different breed of democrat. Lets see…for 50 years they sent up a Grand Kleagle that wallowed in the federal trough – and for 25 years they keep reelecting this elitist tyrant.

    Seems like typical democrats to me.

  16. wardmama4 says:

    These people are slick – really, really slick – spend 8 years screeding on about how evil bushitlerburton co was taking away our rights (purposely left small case here) even though GWB did not do a single thing by fiat, so these hypocritical liars VOTED on everything GWB ‘wanted’ and they did so – because they knew – when they pounded away – day after day, lie after lie – they’d get enough of the squishy ole’ time Dems, fence sitting moderates/independents and of course even some RINOs – and wala – win the trifecta of all 3 branches of the American Government in their hands. And since the majority of the media are in their back pocket – they knew that 1) they could say what they really believed and get no censure and 2) enact anything they wanted without a problem. And yet they haven’t overturned, stopped or undone a single evil bushitlerburton co ‘right taking away legislation’ rather they have not only embraced them – but taken them further into even more RIGHTS taken away (hello, TSA)

    But wait, wait – what happened – Stupid moron-in-chief let himself be talked into the economy crushing ‘shovel-ready’ Porkulus bill first instead of his ‘legacy’ bill – Obamacare and then he went after Wall Street, Motor City and uped the anti- with Fannie & Freddie ( I truly believe that they really believed their own bs – and thought that they could pass anything) – and then went after their major grab – Obamacare. And look what happened.

    Starting with a 66% approval rate – (oh gee BHO has a 26% strongly approve rate – umm, how come we aren’t hearing that blasted 24/7?!?) – he could have probably gotten his Obamacare without all the backroom deals and graft and continued on – doing worse than he already has done.

    Now some 20+ states are putting forth opt outs – 111 unions/companies have submitted waivers and a solid coalition is forming to REPEAL Obamacare in the next session of Congress – and oh btw – did I mention BHO has a 26% strong approval rate today?

    And like true ____________(fill in the blank communists, fascists, socialists, dictators, thugs, bullies etc) these people want to control everything about everyone while blithely going about their own way with their multiple homes, limos, off shore accounts, golden retirement plans and private healthcare plans and private jets.

    As they work to destroy every RIGHT and aspect of FREEDOM & LIBERTY – they continue to forget one thing. Americans are NOT everyone else – The majority of Americans continue to be people who want to work hard, play harder and are willing to pay some taxes and then be left the he!! alone. And as history shows – they will not sit by and let this destruction continue – Most of the ‘legislation’ passed since Jan 2009 – has been against the will of the majority of the people – and if it continues, they will not sit by and continue to allow it. Thus is why (clueless Rockefeller) America is caught in an US v THEM state of politics right now. Govern by the will of your employers – WE THE PEOPLE – and see how quickly that attitude would disappear.

    I just hope that the ‘freshman’ coming in realize exactly what needs to be done and don’t allow the kool-aid drinkers to stop them.

    Rockefeller just is another of the Kennedy, Murtha, Kerry, Pelosi, Reid, McCain, Paul and Obama wing of politics – The Laws don’t apply to me – Shut Up and Do As I Say.

    Slavery is according to them America’s original sin – they are working overtime to re-instate it.

    And may they all rot in he!!.

    • proreason says:

      Obamy is looking forward to a Constitutional crisis about Obamycare. It might get bad enough that he will have to take the one decisive action he has been hoping to have the opportunity for….martial law.

    • tranquil.night says:

      Yep, is there any doubt that this little TSA grope fest is the regime’s way of spanking the people for their November “temper tantrum” while also pushing the invisible line ever closer to the point where the government begins to view the general populstion as enemies of the state?

      If this is how these cowards want to play it then bring it on. The revolution for restoration is just beginning.

  17. tranquil.night says:

    If the Dims are willing to sacrifice liberal Pmsnbc for moderate FoxNews then its just more obvious signs of their political chaos.

    Of course the aim is to get any sort of Fairness Doctrine zombie mechanism on the legal books so they can come after talk tadio, the internet and free speech in general, no matter what civility and non-extremist spin they put on it. Its their only bullet left for stopping us, and its very extreme. Little Satan gets it.

  18. canary says:

    Obama & education czar Arnie have a partnership with the New York Times. $

    Well, the media is already being controlled by the federal government if public schools want federal funds in for public schools “cradle” to college. Arnie’s changed Obama’s free education from birth to “cradle”.

    While, new Obama’s new government education bill passage isn’t to go into effect til 2014, schools are already active. Our countries youth are already slaving in required in community fund raising for their schools and being granted federal funding once approved. Even private schools that follow Obama guidelines get’s money.

    The “winning newspaper” Obama’s media package in which children are being required to use on computers in school for resources such as essay papers is no other than the
    New York Times. archived articles dating back to the 1800’s.

    I wonder what $$$$ the New York Times is getting paid for their active part in brainwashing their propaganda into our children. Wasn’t the New York Times just complaining about costs?

  19. wardmama4 says:

    Well they are on the way – double overtime – S3804 (Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act was voted unanimously out of Committee (that’s 7 Republicans) to a floor vote – read the drivel – allows the AG (Holder) to act without a court decision nor a law even have been violated.

    And Reid is shoving the DREAM ACT through – and oh yes maybe attaching the Bush ‘tax cuts’ to the Defense Authorization Bill.

    S510 – Food Safety Modernization bill –

    We are being ruled by fiat – and We The People must stand up before it is too late – and Sharia Law or a OneGlobalWorld Order is established.

    And yes, given how fast they are moving – I wouldn’t put it past Obama to institute martial law – what in the he!! do you think all the gun control laws have been for?

    God Help America

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Should Martial Law happen WM4, all I can say is “LETS ROCK”!!

    • wardmama4 says:

      I still prefer the words of a one of the few great actors become a great patriot – Charlton Heston – OUT OF MY COLD, DEAD HANDS

      THAT is another aspect of Americans that these socialist liars keep forgetting – We come from a long line of Freedom, Liberty and RIGHTS loving people – My Dad was a NRA life member – even my Mom (funny the things you learn after someone dies) was a member of a National Pistol Org. My Dad taught us all how to shoot, drive, ride, fish, clean a dead animal, raise an animal, grow crops – and he was a Dr. w/ two MD degrees – also in the Navy Reserve (almost until his death – so the rest of his adult life after WWII) and a Mason, Shriner and he taught at the medical school – and oh yeah – made house calls, was CoS at one of the hospitals and set up clinics with the Traveling Nurses in KY (his beloved mother was born & raised in KY – even his Dad did free medical work in KY). He taught all of us – to work hard, play harder and what it means to be a good American citizen.

      I’m going to use a stupid (in their case) canard that I’ve heard a couple of liberals use (I believe that the first time was when Nixon won – and typical liberals – they just recycle even their ‘commentary’ rather than have a real thought) – ‘No one I know ever voted for Obama, this liberal/social takeover of American values, beliefs and traditions.’ The difference is that I have lived in 8 different states and outside of the country twice – so my knowledge base is so much wider than DC and/or NYC (both of which I have visited a time or two).

      And We The People can make a difference – 56 men stood up and risked everything (in a time when they actually hanged people for treason (oh, for some of that depth of conviction right now)). We can do it again, NO, We MUST do it again.

    • canary says:

      Ward Mama, Obama was recently photographed reading a survival book in case of a national disaster.

      Ward Mama, I was looking for something else but found Obama’s business wasn’t looking for this but found it as to the Obama 2009 American Recovery Reinvestment Act.

      Felons no longer have to qualify in order for a business that hires one to get paid funds from the federal govt to pay towards his wages. Specifically, to show the family in financial need. So, the taxpayer can end up paying the wealthy business for a wealthy felon.

      Veterans on the other hand have to prove they’ve been on unemployment for 4 months.

      As to the rest of the changes, going on unemployment 4 months pays off. Being on food stamps can now lead to you getting a job. One 18-26 age limit, has been changed from 18-40, and a business will be financially funded by the federal government for hiring youth 16-25 who aren’t in school.

      Bottom line is a felon is the easiest individual for a business to hire and get partial wages from the federal govt paid. And a felon has the it the easiest because all they have to do is show they have a felony.

      Least paperwork for all involved.

  20. Natural Born Citizen says:

    If this nimrod wants less partisan division in America maybe he ought to have a summit with the leader of his party. You know the post-racial occupier of our house. Where do they find these numbskulls? Our representatives take a oath to protect and defend the Constitution and then he seriously wants our free speech infringed? Besides which the hypocrisy is rich with his wife being a producer for PBS.

  21. rangerrebew says:

    It couldn’t be, could it, that because his wife is on the board of that paragon of integrity and honesty, NPR, that he wants the other two off the air?

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