FCC backs down from study, won’t ask journalists how they gather news

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai raised the alarm in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece published on Feb. 10, warning the public the project would “thrust the federal government into newsrooms across the country.” The study is part of the agency’s regular reports to Congress, required by law, on barriers blocking entry into the media business.

With market access as the goal for the study, Pai questioned why research was required on the newsgathering operation.

FK – The mainstream news media, local to national, has been useless for decades. It was infiltrated long ago, after being bought out by the robber barons.