Sep 23, 2009 Political
Finally there is a “beginning”, or genesis of a conversation about Mark Lloyd and his racist rants and beliefs. Much like Van Jones, his comments are finally beginning to catch up to this fascist thug who has now become our newest unvetted “Diversity” Czar. Here is a man who believes that “White people” have a disproportionate share of the airwaves, especially when it comes to “Conservative” talk radio. One of the ways he would address this would be to “charge” stations 100% of their Gross Revenue as their licensing fee- in other words, they would have to be willing to work for nothing in order to continue to work at all.
And that is not all- he would then give this money that he extorted from the talk radio stations to “liberal”, or minority” stations, so they could operate without having to make a profit. Mr. Nice Guy, Huh? Finally at least one paper has decided to write some of this warped little man’s comments down, and it is a good thing, because if Mr. Lloyd has his way, every part of the media will be subject to his heavy hand, much like Venezuela which he admires for their censorship of their media.
President Obama’s diversity czar at the Federal Communications Commission has spoken publicly of getting white media executives to “step down” in favor of minorities, prescribed policies to make liberal talk radio more successful, and described Hugo Chavez’s rise to power in Venezuela “an incredible revolution.”
Mark Lloyd’s provocative comments – most made during a tenure at the liberal Center for American Progress think tank – are giving fodder to critics who say Mr. Obama has appointed too many “czars” to government positions that don’t require congressional approval. They are also worrying to some conservatives who fear the FCC might use its powers to remove their competitive advantage on talk radio and television.
Many of the remarks have been unearthed by conservative-leaning writers and bloggers and discussed on cable television amid a broader critique of Mr. Obama’s penchant for czars that exploded with the ouster this month of “green jobs czar” Van Jones.
In one of his more eye-opening comments, Mr. Lloyd praised Mr. Chavez during a June 2008 conference on media reform, saying the authoritarian Venezuelan president had led “really an incredible revolution – a democratic revolution.”
Oh yeah, Marky baby loves him some Hugo- but he is wrong in describing the Chavez regime as “democratic”, but then he probably didn’t spend much time with dictionaries and definitions- being too busy thinking of warped scenarios to try out on the American public. Sometimes you have to wonder where these whackos come from- and then you get the sinking feeling in your stomach when you find out they came from teaching our children this perverted crap.
At another conference, Mr. Lloyd spoke about the need to remove white people from powerful positions in the media to give minorities a fairer chance.
“There’s nothing more difficult than this because we have really truly, good, white people in important positions, and the fact of the matter is that there are a limited number of those positions,” he said.
“And unless we are conscious of the need to have more people of color, gays, other people in those positions, we will not change the problem. But we’re in a position where you have to say who is going to step down so someone else can have power.”
He added: “There are few things, I think, more frightening in the American mind than dark-skinned black men. Here I am.”
Oooohhh- scary- I’ll remember to trot out my Mark Lloyd scarecrow for Halloween this year, if I can remember just where I put it- oh well- scaring children is not uppermost on my mind now. Mr. Lloyd scaring people because of his warped views of the Constitution is.
Apparently, Marky baby just can’t understand market forces, and the capitalist system- if liberal talk radio had an audience, it would succeed, plain and simple- and people who wanted to make money, whatever their color might be, would invest in liberal talk radio. But in truth, we might as well be talking unicorns here- Liberal talk radio is just not interesting- have you heard NPR? It puts die- hard progressives to sleep faster than Ambien.
“At the very least, blind references to freedom of speech or the press serve as a distraction from the critical examination of other communications policies,” Mr. Lloyd wrote. “The purpose of free speech is warped to protect global corporations and block rules that would promote democratic governance.”
Free speech or freedom of the press is a “distraction”? The purpose of free speech is “warped”? I don’t think so, Mr. Lloyd- it is your perception of these freedoms that is skewed, biased, and warped beyond belief- and lend credence to the inherent “wrongness” of having unvetted people in positions of policy formation. In short, Mr. Lloyd, you are a nutjob whacko, and I am being polite here.
Seton Motley, communications director for the conservative-leaning Media Research Center and contributing editor to Newsbusters.org who has written critically about Mr. Lloyd on several occasions, said Mr. Lloyd appeared Tuesday at a meeting held by the FCC’s advisory committee on diversity that discussed the need to increase lending and licensing to minority-owned media outlets.
“They say he’s not involved in licensing and he’s involved in researching diversity,” Mr. Motley told the Washington Times, “but he sat in a meeting where licensing is very much part of the deal.”
A meeting agenda posted by the advisory committee says that “national broadband plans recommendations” also were discussed.
Finally, we are at last getting some media to sit up and pay attention to this thug- when you combine him with Cass Sunstein, the Regulatory Czar, who also believes that free speech is over rated, you have a possible scenario where today it is the conservatives who are silenced, but tomorrow it might be the liberals who are legislatively gagged.
Because one thing is for certain, and Liberals should take this to heart-
What goes around, comes around.
Sep 8, 2009 Political
Mark Lloyd, the Resident’s new “Diversity” Czar, is counting on dismantling conservative Talk Radio by promoting the false flag of “diversity” which is code for liberalism. The liberals feel that they are under-represented in talk radio, but there’s a fly in their soup here- if people wanted to listen to liberal whining, there would be a market for it- there is not, simply because there is not much that liberals have to say that is interesting, or even logical- just fingernails on a chalkboard kind of hackle- raising rant that gets really tiring real quickly.
The way they are counting on getting their foot in the door, (since they feel entitled to other people’s money, rather than put up their own) is a strategy known as “Localism”, where they insist that stations carry more “local” programs, with more “diversity.” Mr. Lloyd has proposed, get this- that conservatives pay, as their licensing fee, 100% of their estimated gross- the entire operating budget, leaving no profit for the station, in order to operate.
Let’s get something straight, Mr. Lloyd- you are insane- no one except a loony liberal could possibly believe that a radio station could or should operate as a hobby, with no profit. Oh, I know Air America, George Soro’s pet radio station, doesn’t make a profit, but that is his problem, and should be- as a radio station, it sucks like a wind tunnel. Do we really want more of those?
The market should decide- if there is truly a market for liberal talk, then radio stations should sprout up, fueled by investor’s cash. Not as Mr. Lloyd wants to do, which is to take the 100% that he wants the conservative radio stations to pay, and give that money to liberal stations to operate. This is why I say he is insane- this is nowhere near fair, or equitable, and does nothing to level the playing field.
It just cripples the field of talk radio- as I have said, and the market bears me out- if liberals had anything significant to say, people would pay them to say it. It is simple capitalism, yet another boogeyman for liberals. For liberals, it is never about freedom- that is a no-no. Instead, it is about control, and forcing their viewpoint on others in a ham- handed fashion.
Considering that ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN, and CNBC are already whoring for the Resident, you might think that he would be satisfied, but like his hero, Hugo Chavez, he wants total control.
Now there is a bill allowing the Resident to control the Internet, much like the Chinese, and Russians, and Venezuelans, all nations I would not choose to emulate, but then our Resident thinks more along those lines of governance than the Representative form of government we are supposed to have. A lot of “liberal” people, who are not as liberal, or socialist as the Resident, are going to feel that this is no big deal- until it is their program, or station, or website that is “punished” for the sin of free speech.
Then you will hear them howl like scalded monkeys.
But then it will be too late.