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Forum Post: The FCC votes to make public information available on web, Congress moves to stop it.

Posted 2 years ago on June 8, 2012, 7:01 a.m. EST by factsrfun (6622) from Phoenix, AZ
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The FCC voted to require TV stations to post public information on the web, so people would not have to drive in and look at paper copies, now of course you can already do that for pretty much anything, but this public information has to do with who pays for political ads.

Now in congress a committee has voted to stop the rule in a very partisan way, now can we take a position on the rule without being partisan?

Should we take a position on the rule?

Should we support people who support things we support?

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/entertainmentnewsbuzz/2012/04/fcc-votes-to-require-online-disclosure-of-political-spending.html

http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/231231-republicans-move-to-block-fccs-political-ad-rule

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[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (26682) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Among other things the FCC should be looking into the prevalence of false advertizing and issuing fines and alerting the EPA and alerting the American People as well as government as well as the Justice department. WTF good are public protection agencies if they don't do the job? WTF good is government if they support domestic threats?

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[-] 2 points by factsrfun (6622) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

They should set aside a certain amount of ad money to fund consumer reporting, be required to run “fact checks” spots for any found to be misleading.

[-] 1 points by writerconsidered123 (344) 2 years ago

I have one in particular that bugs me, you see all the hype over shingles vaccine. supposedly 1in 3 people will get shingles. when's the last time you saw anyone with shingles?

sorry this just bugs me and I know it's off topic

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (6622) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

dave letterman? chicken pox stay away from it and keep your kids away, no chicken pox = no shingles

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

my fiend has shingles

how did you know ?

[-] 0 points by Harrigan (2) 2 years ago

wrong spelling, wrong subject, wrong forum

[-] 1 points by writerconsidered123 (344) 2 years ago

your right sorry I brought it up

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26682) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

They have on duty censors that monitor programming they should be able to monitor advertising at the same time.

Clean Coal? No Brainer - plenty of evidence to slap that down immediately.

There should be fines issued to the stations that air the BS as well as to the producers of the BS as well as to the corporations who hired the BS to be produced.

[-] 2 points by factsrfun (6622) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

These industry ads that look like public service ads are the worst of the bunch, I think, disgusting.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26682) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Yep - those that predict more jobs and a healthy future while bringing down costs by doing things like the keystone pipeline for domestic use when it is for export out of country and not for domestic use at all.

[-] 2 points by factsrfun (6622) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

I didn't follow that real closely but it seemed like they got a pipeline to the refineries already and the keystone took it to the gulf, don't they have oil there already?

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (26682) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

They have built some of the southern end of the pipe line but it has not been connected up through Canada yet. They are looking for low cost access to coastal shipping ports.

[-] 2 points by factsrfun (6622) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

But this isn't this the second one? There already is one from Canada to somewhere midwest, so as you said this looks like it's about moving oil to the gulf, now I know they say to the refineries but they won't sign to keep it off tankers either as I understand.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (26682) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

They are lying to the public to get support. I am going to repost another of my letters - this one on Clean Coal - there is a bunch of informational links in it on fracking and tar sands as well.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (6622) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

that's why it's such a good investment, wish the taxpayers would invest in something like that

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

tax papers include a box to donate a $1 to public campaigning

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (6622) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

in AZ we can give 5 and a lot use the public funding, that one is for the presidential I think and latly their turning down the chump change for the billion dollar trust fund babbies

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

Aren't catch 22's fun??

When the facts are partisan, the responses tend to be too.

[-] 2 points by factsrfun (6622) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

it seems this one is pretty clear making it easier to know who is paying for the campagain ads is divided straght down the party line, some want to do the right thing but agree to bad to get something done, some want to do bad from the start...

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

Not much else to be said facts, not much else to be said.

It is what it is.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (6622) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

"It is what it is"

That's tough to accept, but is the begining of change.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

First, the reality of it needs to become widely accepted and understood.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (6622) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

hey did you see the Bill Maher post? here's the link, tough words, but true

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/09/bill-maher-mocks-occupy-wall-street_n_1583616.html

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

A change in strategy would serve OWS well at this point.

It's up to them though, and I do like the attempted bribery tactic.....:)

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (6622) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

"I have to deal with these crazy M***Fs" is mine, bout time we took the fight to'em I say