By James Hirsen
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced that it is suspending the so-called study of American newsrooms. The federal regulatory agency came to its decision following objections from political figures, journalists and commentators who were primarily aligned with one side of the political spectrum.
While some individuals are viewing the FCC’s supposed change of heart as a reason to celebrate, in this writer’s humble opinion, it is too premature to declare victory, particularly when the seriousness of what was being contemplated by a powerful governmental body is taken into consideration.
The FCC program actually posed one of the most serious challenges to a free press that our nation has had to endure in a long while, yet the threat seems to have been met with a disturbing degree of silence, especially in establishment media circles. [more...]