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  1. 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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    • 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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      • Failure to meet local content rules could spark referendum on license renewal

        It is obvious from the history of the FCC that few licenses are ever revoked. I think there has been one or two in the history of the agency. Anyone with a rudimentary knowledge of political science knows that commissions set in place to regulate industries all to often end up defending not the public from the industry, but the industry from the public.

        What I propose is that the FCC's current or proposed rules regarding local content, etc. be enacted however ... but rather than leaving the decision to revoke a license solely to the FCC - the commission…

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        • open mikes for all

          we need to insure that all view points are able to be aired and heard equaley by all citizens after all it is the public airwaves,not just conservative or a few liberals

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            • Take the Sponsorship out of the system.

              Our communication systems, with content as a subset, are presently largely underwritten by commercial speech and sponsorship in particular. This is precisely the mechanism that allows political capture through lobbying, in the end we as citizens are left without political representation. Doctrines like ‘corporate rights,’ and ‘money/debt as speech,’ strengthen this effect. We end up with society being made safe for business and our citizenship being converted into consumerism.

              If you or a municipality pays a subscription your really shouldn’t be seeing ads. High quality product information belongs on the other side of a ad free user initiated search for…

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              • SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

                SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
                The Technology is an increasing part of today’s culture, especially for children and youth, it is educated people and family members responsibility to control and set limit to use of machines in order to live healthy and safe lives. FCC and Department of food and drug administration should force for health warning from internet service providers to issue addiction for health and safety reasons. Internet service providers should not support fake chat rooms and social networking users to keep innocent public busy for numbers of user policy.

                We have experienced that children's and youth who…

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                • The FCC must demand truth in the news.

                  The FCC needs to protect the public from biased and false news.

                  Because the media is owned by corporations, they are going to do whatever it takes to improve profits. That means sensationalizing the news and driving public discussion toward topics they can create, simply for ratings.

                  Corporations are bound by law to do everything possible to make a profit for their shareholders. Flatly stating the truth does nothing to improve ratings, and in the competitive business environment of entertainment, they will sacrifice the public good and the country's good for the good of their bottom line.

                  We had this…

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                    • Require TV broadcast signals to be at a level that covers the area these stations are licensed to cover.

                      Television stations that cover areas in hilly terrain should be allowed and required to broadcast a signal that is strong enough to cover the area they claim to serve. The Digital TV switch was a good idea however cutting the power of the signal only served to remove large areas of the country from free over that air broadcast. These markets need to be opened up and allow for new station in these now uncovered areas or rebroadcast towers need to be installed in these fringe areas.

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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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                                • 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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                                  • I want to know the political affiliation of my news caster and also of the majority share owners of the corporation.

                                    We all possess some bias. Often that bias is ingrained as an internal part of who we are. Keeping that bias separate from reporting of news and information is difficult and not to be expected. What is expected, is that the people and organizations that report this news and information would disclose their party affiliation or other pertinent information before or after a story.

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                                    • End The FCC and give the $ and media back to the people.

                                      Why does this organization exist? Why can't people say what they want and do what they want on tv and radio? If someone doesn't like it, why can't they change the station or channel? Why can't we have some sort of adult only stations that parents can block out? These channels could be free of FCC regulations. The FCC can stick with there whole, protect the kids logic and regulate the under 18 channels. I guess it makes to much sense.

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                                      • Open doors of people interaction with the global media

                                        Allow the people namely the fans or in this case consumer to open their voice of opinion in any form on radio online on tv anywhere because constitution allows it namely 1st amendment and many people myself too won't tolerate this no more. If we want voice truth on radio or newspaper or magazine or hell even on tv it up to us and nobody can't do nothing because constitution and bill of rights protects us.

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                                        • No More Package Bundling of Networks - What happened to choosing what you want to pay for or see on Television?

                                          Why do I have to receive and pay for television stations I don't want or watch or listen to? I don't shop from TV, I live in America so I understand and speak English, why do I have to pay for Spanish stations or Russian News or Chinese News or Korean News? I thought CNN or World News or BBC News covers most international news so why do I have to pay for stations I can't understand? Included in bundles are "public interest stations" such as Religious programming - I don't want to pay for Christian ministries or any other…

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