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ACTION: Preserve Free Speech on the Internet!

Two days before Thanksgiving, the Federal Communications Commission announced it will vote December 14 to take away our Freedom of Speech on the internet. 
The FCC's three Republican presidential appointees will pass a federal rule that will force any content provider with a website or app – from AirBnb to Zillow – to pay your internet service provider big fees for the privilege of bringing their content into your device. If they don’t pay, their content slows down, and you can’t get the content you want unless you wait. And wait. Research shows if you wait just ten seconds, you just give up. It’s not so bad for content from well-funded players, but what happens when the local hardware store or the guy who blogs about your local school board gets shut out?  Chalk another one up for Big Media controlling what information we are allowed to see.

There will be lawsuits to stall this action and to try to prevent it from happening. But

Tell him:  Please protect a free and open internet so small businesses can compete and so We the People are guaranteed Free Speech on the web. Preserve #NetNeutrality for Republicans and Democrats and everyone else.

Call the President:

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Email the President:


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URGENT: Stop FCC from Allowing One Corporation to Own Every Local News Source!


On November 16, without any input from We the People, the FCC will vote to consolidate the media in ways that could allow one corporation to own every radio and TV station in your town and the newspaper, too! This means that one corporation would have the power to dictate what information you get - and don't get - on our publicly owned airwaves. We must STOP this from happening, or the propaganda now being disguised as fact will go mainstream to every corner of the country every day, under the guise of respectability.
Customarily, the FCC calls for public comment prior to making such a significant rule change. Not this time. The Republican led FCC is trying to ram this through - without even telling you about it.
Here's how we MUST ACT:
1. EMAIL the FCC Commissioners! Tell them:
I oppose further consolidation of broadcast media and rules allowing newspaper/ TV cross ownership. Empowering just one or two corporations to dictate the news and information we receive in my community may be good for business, but bottom line, it will destroy democracy. Vote NO for more consolidation!
Ajit Pai, Chairman
Mignon Clyburn, Commissioner
Michael O'Rielly, Commissioner
Brendan Carr, Commissioner
Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner
2. Call and WRITE YOUR CONGRESSPERSON!  The FCC sets rules, but Congress makes the law. Let them know your displeasure and that for the sake of the Democracy, they must act to diversify media!
3. Our friends at Free Press promise to file a lawsuit to stop this. Begin supporting their effort by signing this petition, which will put you on their email list for updates. They'll need your help.  
There are so many ways our Democracy is currently being undermined, but allowing quasi-political forces to singularly control the message to hundreds of millions of people is the MOST dangerous. Please act now - for the sake of our country.
Thank you.

Is this "Inciting Imminent Lawless Action?

Because We the People own the nation's radio airwaves, broadcasters must legally "serve the public interest." The FCC says that means broadcasters may not "incite imminent lawless action."

Here are comments (courtesy Media Matters for America) that Alex Jones has been making on his radio program of late.  Do you think he is inciting imminent lawless action? 

ALEX JONES (HOST): I’m saying, don’t you people get it? You’re trying to start a civil war with people. You’re taking our kindness for weakness. Do you understand the American people will kill all of you? You understand? We are killing machines, you fools.
JONES: The Democrats -- the tweets are all over Infowars.com, they’re tweeting at me going, “We’re going to get you next, you bastard.” I mean, they’re celebrating this. But they all hate guns, they don’t know how to use them. But I can shoot bull’s-eye at 400 yards, dumbass. I mean, they have no idea who they’re messing with. [Genesis Communications Network, The Alex Jones Show, 6/14/17]

And this:

 Because let me tell you something. These people, these globalists, they want us -- they have said they want to snuff us out once and for all. This is an existential war you are in. The very same Bolsheviks that came out of New York and London and Paris and major German cities like Berlin that took over Russia and exterminated the Christians en masse, that same disease is in America and plans a hot Bolshevik war. David Horowitz was brought up in New York City by parents that came out of this and he’ll warn you all day, they want to kill everybody. And I’m just telling you right now, they mean business. They will line you and your family up, and they’ll shoot you in the head, and they’ll rape your daughters, and they’ll kill your sons, and they’ll make your wife work in a field until she dies. So, you want to understand where we’re at? We’ve got the Bolshevik revolution 2.0 with a crazy Nazi collaborator, George Soros, who you know is making money. [Genesis Communications Network, The Alex Jones Show, 5/17/17]

See also this story in Newsweek:

If you believe this rises to incitement of imminent lawless action, and if you live in a area where Alex Jones broadcasts on the radio, please contact us on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MediaActionCenter/

MAC Wins 13.5 Million Dollar Victory Over Entercom!

Sue from Fiddletown took a stand in the public interest

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/dan-morain/article141982244.html#storylink=cpy

more: http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/dan-morain/article141982244.html


Press Kit - Why 107.9 Went Silent

Chronology of Media Action Center License Challenge:
January 12, 2007:  KDND hosts "Hold Your Wee for a Wii" Contest which kills contestant Jennifer Strange 
March, 2009: Sue Wilson release documentary film, "Broadcast Blues" in Sacramento, documenting the KDND case
September 17, 2009: William A. Strange v Entercom civil trial begins
October 29, 2009: Jury finds Entercom Sacramento negligent for Mrs. Strange's death and awards her family $16,577,118, which was later paid by Entercom's insurance company.
October 31, 2013: On the last day of its license period, Sue Wilson and the Media Action Center file a legal Petition to Deny the renewal of KDND's license to broadcast, citing its negligence in killing Mrs. Strange.
October 27, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission orders a hearing on Wilson's Petition. It is a scathing indictment of Entercom, citing inattention to KDND's Public Interest obligation and orders it to prepare for trial by July 27, 2017. It is the first such hearing the FCC has called in roughly 40 years.
January 9, 2017: Sue Wilson and MAC file a motion to expand its license challenge to all six Entercom station licenses
February 2, 2017: Entercom announces merger with CBS Radio
February 3, 2017: Entercom announces it is surrendering the license to KDND 
How KDND neglected the Public Interest in this case:
1. KDND Staff knew they were conducting a contest which could kill someone. Prior to the contest, they made fun of the water intoxication death of Matthew Carrington on the air, they had their "gag guy" drink a large amount of water as part of their show and laughed as the very large man became light headed and ill. But never informed the contestants of any danger.
2. Many listeners called into the KDND to warn staff that the contest was deadly. Some calls made it on the air so Morning Rave Hosts could make fun of them. Most calls went to management which ignored them.  Contestants were cordoned off in the Entercom Sacramento kitchen and were not allowed to hear any of the calls.
3. A Release Form outlining the rules and risks of the contest was drafted, but never given to the contestants. Station manager Steve Weed testified at trial he’d never considered giving rules which actually spelled out hazards of the contest — to the contestants. Instead, a generic release (deemed by the judge to be no release at all) was signed by Jennifer Strange and the other contestants.
4. The original rules (never given to the contestants) stated contestants were to drink 8 ounces of water every fifteen minutes (which is considered safe.) KDND staff and management changed the rules in the middle of the contest to make contestants drink 16.9 ounces of water every 15 minutes, which is considered deadly.
5.  People were getting sick, only to have KDND staff post photos of them vomiting onto its  Facebook page.
6. Unwritten Entercom rules said a medical professional should be present during such a contest. None was.
7. After the contest, Jennifer Strange told the Morning Rave staff she was too ill to drive home, but they abandoned her to the station's lobby. She finally did drive home, and died there some time later.
8. When Jennifer's co-worker called the station to inform them of Jennifer's death and asked they call the other contestants to warn them to seek medical advice, General Manager John Geary, upon getting advice from Entercom's Corporate office in Massachusetts,  told his station manager not to call contestants, but to call lawyers instead.
Was KDND serving the public interest? Clearly not.

PRESS CONFERENCE - 1:35 pm Weds. Feb. 8, 2017

Radio Frequency 107.9 FM Goes Silent
Local Media Watchdog Explains the REAL Reason Why

Listen to radio frequency 107.9 starting Wednesday (Feb. 8) and all you will hear is the sound of silence.

Entercom Sacramento surrendered its license because of a ten year effort by local Emmy winning radio and TV producer turned media watchdog Sue Wilson and the Media Action Center to deny Entercom's privilege to broadcast for completely ignoring the public interest obligation of a broadcaster. 

Wilson and her attorney Michael Couzens will explain what really happened, why it has taken this long, and its importance to both the community of Sacramento and radio industry at a press conference 1:35 PM Wednesday in the Gold Run Room at Coloma Community Center, 4623 T Street in Sacramento.

"You cannot callously kill a mother of three (Jennifer Strange, in 2007) in a reckless water drinking stunt and then say you are serving the public interest," charges Wilson.

"Entercom makes it sound like it is surrendering its broadcast license (valued between $20 - 30 million) because of conflicts in ownership rules due to its pending merger with CBS Radio. The truth is, because of the gravity of the "Hold Your Wee for Wii" contest, Entercom Sacramento is currently facing a very rare trial at the Federal Communications Commission which would have taken away the KDND license anyway.

"The media giant needs to get this trial out of its way, or it risks losing all its licenses and the CBS Radio merger deal. But it's not quite over yet," said Wilson.

Watch video background from Wilson's 2009 documentary "Broadcast Blues": https://youtu.be/ioKDf-JvKDo