The recent Juan Williams debacle at NPR may have been a good thing because it exposed Vivian Schiller to the world. This creature (seen below in the post called The New McCarthyism) is working with the Obama Administration to take over the news business through the abuse of power in the federal agencies the FCC and the FTC.
Schiller, a former New York Times executive, is one of a few dozen power players working with the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission and a leftist group called Free Press to “reinvent journalism.” That’s how the FTC describes it. The FCC calls what they are doing the “Future of Journalism.” Free Press, a think tank funded by leftist billionaire George Soros, among others, calls it “the new public media.”
It’s all the same thing, a plan to take over local news coverage from for-profit television, radio and print media, which Schiller and her friends claim is in danger of extinction. These “friends” get together regularly with the heads of the FCC and FTC to brainstorm the details in government and congressional meetings. These meetings include the leaders of all the country’s public broadcasting outlets, including PBS, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and American Public Media.
Perhaps now some more scrutiny will be placed on these characters and hopefully the election next week will kill their chances of shutting down dissenting views in the press.