Capitol Hill Update: Mark Lloyd: Killer of conservative talk radio?

The new  --  who knew there was an old one  --  "Chief Diversity Officer" Mark Lloyd at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is bound and determined to kill conservative talk show radio once and for all, a goal of such die-hard left-wingers such as Nancy Pelosi, Diane Feinstein, et al.  There actually was never an old Chief Diversity Officer.  No other president would have even considered such a laughable position.  

This is yet another Obama-created "czar" position (Obama is nearing 50 non-confirmed-by-Congress "czars" now) who will yell "racism" if some viewpoints on radio talk shows disagree with the Obama position on issues such as Obamacare.  Obama's new "Chief Diversity Officer" for the FCC, Mark Lloyd, actually wants to fine conservative radio stations with a quarter of a billion dollars worth of "fines."  This total would be equal to the operating costs of such stations and Obama Czar Mark Lloyd advocates that this $250,000,000 should be given to the extreme left-wing National Public Radio.   

Brad O'Leary, who is publisher of "The O'Leary Report" reports that Americans disagree with this goal of the Obama administration by a huge majority.  In a Zogby/O'Leary Poll, 66% of American voters oppose efforts by the FCC to force the so-called "Fairness Doctrine" upon radio talk shows.  An incredible 75% of Independent voters oppose such mandates of localism and diversity mandates on broadcasters.  And 67% of young voters, aged 18 to 29, oppose such Obama administration efforts.     

As Mr. O'Leary said in his column last week:  "FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski recently testified to the Senate during his confirmation hearing that he did not support reimposing the Fairness Doctrine.  However, his appointment of Mark Lloyd, one of the Doctrine's biggest supporters, seems to make a mockery of that testimony."  

Mark Lloyd estimates that the fines on these conservative radio stations "would net between $100 million and $250 million" for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPR), which in turn would, according to Lloyd and his colleagues, 'cover controversial and political issues in a fair and balanced manner.'   And of course if anyone believes that the left-wing CPR is fair and balanced also believes in the tooth fairy. 

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