FEC Attempting to Kill Fox News, WSJ, NY Post Political Coverage

Nick Kangadis | October 3, 2016
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The propaganda machine inside the federal government is in full swing to squelch any conservatives or dissenting views.

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is looking to ban any news organization with even a skosh of foreign ownership from commenting or covering any future elections.

The Washington Examiner reported:

In their biggest threat yet to conservative media, Democrats on the Federal Election Commission are laying the groundwork to bar companies with even the tiniest foreign ownership from American politics, a move that could ban Fox, the Wall Street Journal and even the New York Times from covering political races or giving endorsements.

In FEC Agenda Document 16-49-A, Commissioner Ellen Weintraub questions whether the FEC should shut down election coverage/speech from foreign owned U.S. news organizations with as little as five percent foreign ownership.

One of the questions raised, according to the document:

Given the ban on direct or indirect foreign national spending in U.S. elections. should any limits be imposed on corporate spending based on the percentage of the corporation's foreign ownership?

Are there levels of foreign ownership that may be deemed indicia of control. and if so, what are they? Should any limits be imposed on spending in U.S. elections by corporations with 5% foreign ownership? 20% foreign ownership? More than 50% foreign ownership?

So, what could this mean for traditionally thought of as U.S. companies with partial or complete foreign ownership?

Conglomerates like News Corp. would be impacted. News Corp. has many well regarded news agencies under its umbrella including Fox News Channel, Fox Business Channel, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Post.

As the Washington Examiner pointed out, the New York Times also has foreign ownership. The Examiner pointed out that the FEC would try to use U.S. Code 30121 to prevent even minutely foreign owned news organizations "from funding expenditures. independent expenditures. or electioneering communications."

If this process squelches free speech when it comes to elections eventually there would be nothing stopping the U.S. federal government from preventing other means of free speech no matter the topic.

This is just another example in what is becoming the ever slipperier slope of political correctness. Political correctness also extends to political thought, not just different words and phrases. When you’re not in line with what the establishment deems proper, they have no problem “re-educating” you.

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