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August 27, 2009

Beck: Rush Limbaugh Telephone Interview About FCC Diversity Czar, Mark Lloyd

Beck talks with Rush Limbaugh about free speech and Barack Obama's new FCC Diversity Czar, Mark Lloyd.

Glenn Beck: Rush Limbaugh Telephone Interview [1/2] [FOX News]


Glenn Beck: Rush Limbaugh Telephone Interview [2/2] [FOX News]


RUSH: I find the whole administration breathtaking, Glenn. You're doing great job this whole week. I mean I saw Sarah Palin even "tweeted" about what you're doing, urging people to watch. This whole administration is as radical and far left as any that the country has ever had, and what they're trying to do here to communications is simply stifle dissenting voices. They're trying to wipe out any opposition. If you look at Barack Obama and his track record as a politician, it is to clear the playing field. He doesn't even like debating his opponents. He just wants to get rid of them. And this "diversity czar" comes from a fringe, radical, Saul Alinsky-type of background; and the things that he's talking about doing -- and I watched your show for the first half hour today -- but the things he's talking about doing to shut down radio are simply un-American. It's not enough to say that it's not constitutional.

It's simply un-American, and make no bones about it, folks, Glenn is right -- and I think he's maybe underselling a little bit about as far as their intentions are concerned. The stimulus plan! Glenn, look at what they're doing to the US economy. Anybody with a sense of economic literacy would know this is not how you create jobs. You do not rebuild the private sector. This is being done on purpose. All of these disasters are exactly what Obama wants. The more crises, the better. The more opportunity for government to say, "Let us come in and fix the problem." His number one opposition is on radio and Fox News. His number one opposition is on radio. They can't go Fairness Doctrine because it's too obvious. So they're trying to do this backdoor route with "diversity" and ownership, a 100% tax on operating in order to pay public radio because they're supposedly fair. It's insidious. But I don't think it's gonna work in the end because the American people are too informed, Glenn. They're too aware of it. Their radio means too much to them. Their free speech -- freedom in general -- means way too much to them. And just as they're fighting back on health care and a number of other things, so will they fight back on this.

... You know, we may be looking at Barack Obama destroying the Democrat Party. It's too soon to say that now, but we may be looking at that happen. There are reasons for optimism, but you are right: It is a dangerous time. It's the most dangerous time in my life for freedom and liberty in this country.

...My first hour yesterday was chronicling how this man is systematically dismantling our ability to gather intelligence to protect ourselves against an attack. He is purposely using his attorney general to make the United States the villain of the world -- and I'm going to tell you, folks: from the bottom of my heart, I am uncomfortable thinking and saying these things about a man who's been elected president of the United States. It is terribly upsetting and disconcerting, and I wish I didn't think it and I wish I didn't have to say it. But there's no way to sugarcoat it. This is not politics as usual. This is not left versus right. This is not Republican versus Democrat. This is statism, totalitarianism versus freedom.

...How is it that people know some of the plans the administration has? The Drive-By Media is not telling anybody anything -- and they are discombobulated. I saw Chuck Todd the other day go ballistic because too many people are doing news now that are not journalists, that are not qualified and they're reflecting people's opinions on the media and so forth. These people, it's embarrassing. I think they've met their Waterloo and their Waterloo is Obama.

Mark Lloyd, new Czar, attacks Conservative Radio by proposing 100% tax on operating costs

FCC's New Hire Targeted Conservative Radio Stations in Writings

Mark Lloyd, the FCC's new chief diversity officer, laid out a "battle plan" for liberal activists to target conservative talk radio stations in 2007.

FOX News

The FCC's new chief diversity officer laid out a battle plan two years ago for liberal activists to target conservative talk radio stations, and critics say they are concerned that he now will want to bring back the "Fairness Doctrine."

"What he lays out is a battle plan to use the FCC to threaten stations' licenses with whom they do not agree with politically, and now he's at the FCC waiting to take their calls," Motley told "This is not about serving the local interest, it's about political opposition."

Lloyd, who wrote the essay during his tenure at the Center for American Progress, said the rise and influence of Rush Limbaugh and other conservative radio hosts were traced to "relaxed ownership rules" and other pro-business regulation that destroyed localism.

While he said he was not interested in reinstating the Fairness Doctrine, he called for "equal opportunity employment practices," "local engagement" and "license challenges" to rectify the that perceived imbalance. "Nothing in there about the Fairness Doctrine," he wrote.

"The other part of our proposal that gets the 'dittoheads' upset is our suggestion that the commercial radio station owners either play by the rules or pay. In other words, if they don't want to be subject to local criticism of how they are meeting their license obligations, they should pay to support public broadcasters who will operate on behalf of the local community."

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowksi announced Lloyd's hiring late last month along with two other senior staffers in its Office of Communications Business Opportunities.

"The FCC must ensure that the communications field is competitive, generates widespread opportunities, and is open to new ideas from all sources," Genachowksi said in a statement announcing the hires on July 29. "This exceptionally talented team will collaborate on the policies and legal framework necessary to expand opportunities for women, minorities, and small businesses to participate in the communications marketplace."

Wild Thing's comment.......

Rush said the whole Obama Administration is as "radical" and "far left" as any the country has every seen.
He thinks they will try to shut down talk radio but he also feels their attempts will not work.

Posted by Wild Thing at August 27, 2009 05:40 AM


And once they shut down conservative talk radio, what's to stop them from instituting laws against our freedom of speech? Oh, you can't say that, it's against the law. And all under the guise of the "good of the people and the country." Bullcrap! I'll speak as I please and if I'm not PC, too bad.

Posted by: Lynn at August 27, 2009 08:22 AM

This is precisely the goal of all hate crime legislation, to silence all opposition.

I have one question? What the hell are the rest of both houses of Congress doing to halt the appointment of illegally and unconstitutionally installed Czars by Obama? All radical Communists from the Weather Underground, Students for Democratic Society or from the radical muslim factions.

BTW McCain, you fence riding, Communist facilitating, RINO son of a bitch, we see through you and your pandering, you are toast, asshole!!!!

Posted by: Jack at August 27, 2009 10:55 AM

I thought the Democrats were trying to lead us into socialism. Now though I think that under obama they are trying to lead us into facism. This horrific attack on The US Constitution is making me think the worst. I believe obama personally wants to completely destroy the constitutional republic and maybe set it up for a muslim receptive state.

Posted by: TomR at August 27, 2009 12:05 PM

If you are right Tom, then there is going to be a fight. Them against us. I don't think the average American is even aware of what is going on in this respect.

Glenn Beck asked this morning, why are all of obama's advisors some kind of leftist or communist ? I hoping it was a rheatorical question. Because obama picked them himself.

Health care is just the beginning of a fascist regime. I think thats what obama is a fascist.

Posted by: Mark at August 27, 2009 12:21 PM

Lynn, your right, I will not cave in
even if it becomes a law not to speak

If they do take Talk Radio away it will
not be pretty, too many of us love it
and will fight back.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 27, 2009 07:46 PM

Jack, see that is the thing. The elected
Republicans have GOT to fight this at all
costs. Not only will they not get elected
again but it will one day effect them too
as Pelosi has already shown she does not
want their voice like she did when she
locked them out and turned off the lights
that time.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 27, 2009 07:49 PM

Tom, your right, that is what Rush and Beck
and some columinists have been saying this
last week...... facism.

Just typing that word makes my tummy go
all tight and quizzy.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 27, 2009 07:51 PM

Mark, I agree that is what obama is.
And he has surrounded himself with
all the people that think like he
does. Not one good person in the

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 27, 2009 07:56 PM