CLOSED: What government policies could improve the news and information media?


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          • Make public who determines if a new event/item can break in/interrupt a broadcast.

            Make public who determines if a new event/item can break in or interrupt a broadcast.

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            • no cost access to television

              Don't allow big money control. We pay for television through taxes, we built it, we should still have access.

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                    • Decommission the Unconstitutional FCC!

                      It is not the role of government to "improve" the media! The First Amendment instructs the government to leave the media and the free speech rights of the people alone. The FCC is -in my opinion- unconstitutional and should be abolished. America had maximum freedom when we had strictly limited government. Sadly we have strayed far from the original intent of our democratic republic.

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                      • Keep Telemarketers Out Easily

                        It's a no-brainer considering the other high-tech programming that telephone service providers have these days. Just develop a program that would allow someone to enter only the phone numbers they want to receive. Then post the list of all other numbers with owner names in case the receiver does want to hear that message. The message to the caller could be: "Please leave a brief message if you wish to have receiver return your call."

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                          • Not Needed

                            My idea is not new. But is the idea of free press without censoring. Government of any kind does not belong in news rooms. Government can't improve news reported and should not attempt to do so. People are free to decide what news to listen to. When news is presented that is slanted or bias, it is up to each individual to follow that news station or not. The government trying to get involved by stating it wants to help is overreach and would only prove useful if the government really wants to censor news.

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                            • Enforce/Observe the First Amendment Prohibition of Government Regulation of Public Discourse

                              Everybody doesn't like something he or she hears, sees, or reads in the news and entertainment media. But government does not, cannot, and should not have the legal or moral authority to prohibit U.S. citizens from broadcasting what they will, via print, radio, television, telephone, Internet, billboard, or by any other means.

                              Some citizens, unaware of how dangerous government control of expression can be, will hear, see, or read something they don't like and believe neither they nor others should be subjected to it, and they will beseech the government to prohibit it. They would give the government the authority…

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                              • Government has no business whatsoever in improving news or information. Stay out of our First Amendment

                                Since the FCC is supposed to work for "We the People" I think we should have a civilian panel that will come into regional FCC offices to monitor emails, faxes, telephone calls, and other forms of internal communications, so we can improve the FCC in this dictatorial era.

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                                • Government Needs to Stay out of our Newsrooms

                                  I've lived in multiple foreign countries where governments interfere with the media. Neither the FCC, nor any other part of the government should go anywhere near our news rooms. No help from the government is needed in determining critical information needs......stay the hell away from the media!

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                                    • It would be best for the FCC (government) to get out of the way.

                                      The marketplace does quite well at deciding what it needs and desires. Americans are much wiser than bureaucrats think. There are examples of government influence in media around the globe. None of those are very good.

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                                      • Time Warner and Comcast Merger

                                        FCC,

                                        The Time Warner and Comcast merger will create a mega-corporation. The lack of competition will create lack of innovation and service to customers. Additionally no competition will raise rates to the sky with not to mention the issues of anti-trust. It is the FCC's job to ensure these mergers don't take place because it is not in the customer or the communications industries best interest.

                                        Monopolies never work out for the best. America needs a Teddy Roosevelt trust buster.

                                        Sincerely,

                                        William

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