07.08.2010 0

“Media Marxists” Push for Regulatory Control of the Internet, Activist Seton Motley Says

By Kevin Mooney — Under the guise of “net neutrality,” Obama’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is conspiring with a coalition of left-leaning media organizations to coerce and subjugate the online community. On June 17, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski joined with the four other commissioners to vote on a proposal to reclassify broadband regulations under Title II, which would allow for greater federal intrusion. In a party line vote, the FCC elected to move forward with the investigative process.

Conservative media outlets that have made smart use of Internet technology to balance out the influence of newspapers and televisions over the past few decades have good cause to be concerned. A federal appeals court has already ruled against allowing the FCC to have greater control over web traffic in case involving Comcast. Moreover, congressional figures in both parties have rebuked the chairman in formal letters.

Even so, it is now evident that Genachowski is operating at the behest of left-wing operatives who are working to undermine unfettered Internet traffic.

Seton Motley, president of LessGovernment.org, and a frequent Fox News contributor, has the goods on FCC perfidy and continues to keep tabs on the agency’s latest maneuverings. His blogs on RedState.com and BigGovernment.com are worth special attention now that an organization calling itself “Free Press” appears to be calling in its chips from the Obama Administration.

This much is made clear by a coalition letter released on June 29 arguing in favor of “net neutrality.”

Some of the signatures are connected with smaller, inconsequential organizations so as to inflate the numbers. But are the few names that very suggestive of an ongoing effort to silence the conservative media.

Motley has the story on RedState.

One of signers James Rucker, is the co-founder of ColorofChange.org. The other co-founder is Van Jones, an avowed Marxist whose obscene 9/11 “trutherism” rant made waves throughout the same Internet his organization is working to silence.

“And then there’s Free Press,” Motley writes.  “Which was co-founded by another avowed Marxist – Robert McChesney.  McChesney is a master of the insidious written word. Here’s what McChesney wrote about “net neutrality”:

`At the moment, the battle over network neutrality is not to completely eliminate the telephone and cable companies. We are not at that point yet. But the ultimate goal is to get rid of the media capitalists in the phone and cable companies and to divest them from control.’

And from here it gets worse.

Equating U.S. policy with terrorism while paying homage to Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez is very much in style on the left.

The FCC log shows the agency has held 30 meetings between “Media Marxists” who masquerade as social justice reforms, Motley has noted. These include: Public Knowledge, Media Access Project, New America Foundation, Consumers Union, Consumer Federation of America.

With the left now in control of the White House and Congress, “Media Marxists” will pull out all stops to shut down media operations that take a critical view of their policy preferences. This is why Motley is always worth reading.

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