An independent organization reports pro-worker news and, therefore, has difficulty finding outlets to carry their news. They raise money to pay media outlets to carry their reports. When an anonymous person or entity complained to the Federal Communications Commission that, since the organization paid to get on the air, it must be advertising. The Republican members sided with the complainant, said that kind of news was “advertising”, and fined the radio station $44,000 for not labeling it as such. Is it okay for the FCC to determine what is news? Listen to the text of the actual recording the FCC wasn’t news and decide for yourself. Also, we have a discussion about progressives’ tactics of fighting the conservative bloc issue-by-issue. Our guest says progressives need to stand for one broad theme. You listen and you decide.
Guest: Frank Emspak
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