OUTRAGE: Obama Regime Uses FCC To Go After Black Conservative TV Station Owner

March 12, 2014 1:06 pmViews: 906

Armstron Williams FCC fight


You would think the Obama administration for all its talk about diversity and helping out the black community, would champion a black entrepreneur who has just purchased 2 TV stations. By any measure of success, having the wherewithal to have built a business and be able to afford the capital investment of 2 TV stations would be something to celebrate. And if you just happen to be black, maybe the Obama regime would want to give a huge shout out to someone like entrepreneur Armstrong Williams' business acumen.

There's only one problem: He's a black conservative. Danger, Will Robinson...

That of course means nothing but trouble for the vote buying liberal machine and as a result Obama and his minions have sicked the FCC on Williams to review his purchase and to make sure he isn't violating any guidelines for ownership of multiple stations. The FCC's concern is that when multiple stations are owned by an individual or groups in any one market they could possibly drive up advertising costs and drive out or weaken competition.

Of course if this were George W Bush in the White House right now and he was going after a black entrepreneur for anything, guess what word would come up on every newscast and newspaper in the nation? It would no doubt be called a vile case of racism.

Read more below from The Washington Times:

For years, the Federal Communications Commission has allowed TV stations to execute joint operating agreements allowing themselves to outsource tasks such as advertising sales to group owners with more resources.

But when conservative columnist and entrepreneur Armstrong Williams recently purchased two stations, making him one of America’s few black owners of local TV affiliates, the commission unexpectedly decided to use his acquisition as a test case to review the practice.

The actions — coupled with other recent FCC decisions such as a plan to survey newsrooms that alarmed news media before it was withdrawn — have injected questions about whether a commission set up by Congress to be nonpartisan is now acting with a political litmus test under the Obama administration.

The FCC, backed by the Obama administration Justice Department, argues that broadcasters have used the shared-service, or “sidecar,” arrangements to circumvent long-standing rules against owning multiple television stations in a single market, allowing them to raise ad prices and weaken market competition. But critics say the effects of the rules — which could be taken up at the commission’s next meeting March 31 — on owners such as Mr. Williams suggest a more partisan motive.

Fox News analyst Juan Williams, a friend of Mr. Williams, raised the issue of partisanship in a Wall Street Journal op-ed published Monday. “My suspicion is that liberals at the FCC who claim to be interested in promoting diverse broadcast ownership lose interest if the owner is a conservative like Armstrong Williams,” Juan Williams wrote. “They want diversity — but not of the political kind.”

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