Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Meeting the "Public Value Test."

This Clintonista plug-ugly is Michael J. Copps, one of the four FCC commissioners.

This is his official biography:

Joined the FCC on May 31, 2001 and was sworn in for his second term in December 2005. Copps served until January 2001 as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Trade Development at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he was previously Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Basic Industries. Copps came to Washington in 1970, joining the staff of Senator Ernest Hollings (D-SC) and serving for over a dozen years as Chief of Staff. He has also held positions at a Fortune 500 company and at a major trade association. Before coming to Washington, Copps was a professor of U.S. History at Loyola University of the South. Copps received a B.A. from Wofford College and earned a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

This is what he has in mind:

The Federal Communications Commission should conduct a Public Value Test of every broadcast station at re-licensing time--which should occur, I believe, every four years in lieu of the slam-dunk, no-questions-asked eight year renewals we dispense 100% of the time now. If a station passes the Public Value Test, it of course keeps the license it has earned to use the people's airwaves. If not, it goes on probation for a year, renewable for an additional year if it demonstrates measurable progress. If the station fails again, give the license to someone who will use it to serve the public interest.

The way the "Public Value Test" works in the real world. . .

Sniper: "So, what do you think? Does the asshole meet the 'Public Value Test?'" Spotter: "Naw, take the shot."


Blue said...

Agreed. Take the shot.

Mark Matis said...

Works fer me!

Pat H. said...

Just as there's no such thing as a "Public World Wide Web", there is no such thing as a "public airwaves", it's solely a creation of the progressive/fascist monster, Franklin Roosevelt.

To hell with this barst.

TPaine said...

There used to be this document, written long ago by wise men, called the Constitution of the United States of America. By some magnificent slight-of-hand (were Sigfried and Roy involved?), this document has vanished from sight. And the strange thing is, not many people who THINK they are upright citizens of this country, know or even care.

Oh, well...I'd much rather die defending this country FOR those ignoramuses than roll over and give up to live in the upcoming gulag formerly known as the U.S. of A. It's been real!

Defender said...

We know how they define "public interest."
Getting bolder all the time, aren't they?
Sometimes I ask leftist media to remember that people in Third World countries will form human chains around freedom-oriented stations to keep them from being shut down by hostile governments. They're willing to fight and die to stay informed. I usually end up saying that THEIR station shouldn't expect us to, unless they change.
It may come to that.

Defender said...

But then, I heard political analyst Karl Rove on Hannity tonight, comparing Clinton to Obama, say that the Roastmaster of Waco was "more centrist-leaning."
Plus, the Republicans consider it a great victory to keep our Bush tax cuts, without even mentioning pushing for deeper cuts as they should, if they are who they say they are.

Defender said...

What a coincidence.

I hear that the New York City cab drivers' union is ready to embrace racial profiling after the latest robbery and shooting. Will Sharpton want their radio dispatch tickets lifted?

aughtsix said...

Pubic values?

These pencil dicked, high drag bottom feeders have no pubic value, let alone any public benefit to "The People."

I hate to judge a "man" by mere appearances but, really...

What a dickweed, pencil necked, high drag drug on the "Public Values."

Couldn't find his ass with both hands. Teaching him survival skills would be like putting socks on a rooster.



Anonymous said...

I see that, like most elitist/progressive/left/liberal/socialist/communist/etc/etc assholes who presume to tell others how to live their lives -
From professor, to FedGov appointee, this jerk has NEVER worked an honest day in his post-college life.
ANd maybe never before then, as well.

B Woodman
wv: trampl - What these (see above) are doing to our lives and freedoms.

Dennis308 said...

I bet that "Dome" would show up very well at x10 from say six or seven hundred yards.

And I don't think that one's worthy of a .50cal.
Just my opinion.


Backwoods Engineer said...

It will have to happen sooner or later. These statists will understand no other limitation.

Defender said...

If Mr. Bean and James Carville had a baby, this is what he'd look like.

Justin said...

How did that quote go?

"What do you feel?"


Looks like another step back for Freefor if this, uh, person... gets his way.


Allen said...

the only reason for the FCC is to keep stations from stepping on each other. that's it. that's a legitimate government function. but restricting what a station broadcasts is a clear infringement on the freedom of speech and the press.

but they already know this. they also know that it is likely that no station would risk everything to take it to court to prove it.

it's sad that "our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor." doesn't mean much anymore. the few people that will put it all on the line for freedom are those that have little left to lose.

not enough americans have their backs to the wall yet. or they do and have been convinced that turning around is a traitorous act.


"America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards." Clair Wolfe


Chalres Darnay said...

Understand something important:

There is no more negotiating with these people.

There is no more bargaining.

They expect submission blind and willing.

We did not ask for this. But it has been two perhaps three generations of unwise tolerance by authentic Americans.

The time for talk is over. They have seen to that.

Mark Matis said...

Once again, wasting ammo on this BEFORE deleting their enablers IS NOT a smart action. Once the enablers are gone, there will be plenty of time to deal with these personally and appropriately. For on their own, these are but bloviating cows and pontificating turds. Annoying, but of no real importance. It is their ENABLERS who turn their words into evil. In spite of their oath.

Anonymous said...

As Kevin says, It's not too early, It's too late. The shooting window is past, now we ride the express elevator to hell. Buckle up Kids.

Anonymous said...


When Claire wrote that several tears ago, it my have been true.

No longer. The time is at hand.

Anonymous said... much more of this crap do we have to take?

The so-called "Tea Party Revolution" candidates (co-opted by RINO's) swept in and before they are even sworn in, they're captiulating and 'negotiating' with avowed statists.

The TSA/DHS implements nazi-like measures for snitches and airport virtual strip searches and wife/daughter fondling.

Taxes on the lowest bracket go up by 50% this coming January.

I am not one for needless and token gestures....

I want to know what other 'wretched dogs' think....because I think it's just about time to start voting from the roof tops...

Anonymous said...

The time for shooting is over?

I guess that's Dependant upon your point of view. If everybody takes a shot, one at a time, well I'm not sure just how many shots that will be but at 1X3%, that's a lot of hard to get along with and recruitment issues.

Once you remove the hands and fingers there's nobody left to see to it that the caviar and champaign keep flowing. That's when the upper echelon decides to relocate to their new residences in China and Russia, or one of the lesser socialist countries.

The major problem is teaching the young just what these treasonous, Marxist, bastards are attempting to do to THEM.

Anonymous said...

Mark is right. This individual is far removed from the root. What I continually ponder, given the enablers' extreme inaccessibility and the asymmetry of arrayed resources, is whether the tree is best felled by hacking first at the root, or at branches and trunk, then root, or all at once.

Jason Andrews


Anonymous said "When Claire wrote that several years ago, it my have been true."

Sorry you missed my jest.

Believe me when I say "it is time" but we have to think in a military manner at this moment. As Mike has said a great many times over the years "We cannot give them their Fort Sumter". The general population will to a large extent have to be on our side. If not.....well good luck surviving with an informant at the other end of every tidbit of food you scrounge. Don't know if you have a military background or not but shooting at and being shot at by other human beings and living in the field while doing so is not easy even with support. It's a dirty,heart wrenching,God awful I don't relish ever being part of again.
I'm not saying to continue to backup....what I'm saying is stand firm and let them attempt to force you and I to back down and when we don't...well they have to decide if you're worth that Fort Sumter moment. You may may I or anybody else that is willing to stand in the gap but that's the price somebody will have to be willing to pay to start this process with the moral high ground.
God bless you brother...keep low and keep moving.

Anonymous said...

Okay we have established that its time to begin acing. We have however also decided we cant fire the first shots. So what do we do? Or better yet what do we get others to do for us?
I admire what some of the leadership has been working on so far. The protests and the RTC rally are great but as has been said they really are just going through the motions. The window war was a good idea as was the sign attacks however too many of us (myself included) did not take them seriously. So far we have had a minimal effect. We must decide on a course of action and begin to execute it. If we embark on a campaign against a target that has harmed a broader base of victims then we may inspire them to act as well. I have begun to think of the Fed and it member banks as our target and I think we need to begin to focus on how we can act against those assets.
Hit them in their pocketbooks its what they do to us!


Anonymous said...

How many more of these stupid Tea Parties do we have to have before you blockheads learn that neither Fox News or the Tea Parties is about you. We got hijacked and you're still looking for someone to do your dirty work for you. Fuck it, ruck up and do what YOU have to do to make things right. WE ARE NOW THE FRONT LINE!!

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