I'll be diverse. Starting with him:
In a video clip of the conference that has been aired by Fox News personality Glenn Beck and others, Mr. Lloyd seems be siding with the anti-American leader against independent media outlets in his own country, some of which supported a short-lived coup against Mr. Chavez in 2002.
"The property owners and the folks who then controlled the media in Venezuela rebelled(and isn't THAT an interesting statement?) - worked, frankly, with folks here in the U.S. government - worked to oust him," Mr. Lloyd said. "But he came back with another revolution, and then Chavez began to take very seriously the media in his country."
Mr. Chavez in fact forced the nation's oldest television network, RCTV, off the air in 2007 by refusing to renew its license, replacing it with a state-run station that showed cartoons and old movies while protesters marched in the streets against the shutdown. His government has also threatened to shut down Globovision, one of two TV channels that continue to criticize Mr. Chavez.
"The point I was trying to make was that there was dramatic social change in places like Rwanda and Venezuela and that media played an important part in that. I am not a Chavez supporter. I do not support any political leader other than the president of the United States. I do believe all Americans would benefit from more opportunities to participate in media and that the answer to ugly speech is not censorship, but more speech."
Sounds nice, doesn't it? Especially if you ignore that property owners and the folks who then controlled the media(i.e. private businesses) part. And that bit about the 'changes' in Rwanda, which I seem to recall involved a whole bunch of dead bodies. However, then you have things like
"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."
Ah, I get it! "Diversity is Good and must be pushed. As long as it's the right kind of diversity. And all you racist white people are going to have to step aside so the proper mix of diverse types can be placed in power."
Mr. Genachowski said Mr. Walden's worries were misplaced. "Mark Lloyd is not working on these issues," Mr. Genachowski said. "He's not working on Fairness Doctrine issues. He's not working on censorship issues. He's ... working on opportunity issues, primarily now on broadband adoption, focusing on making sure that broadband is available to all Americans."
However, 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.
Uh huh. That removes all worries, doesn't it?
It boils down to "Liberal talk radio has mostly failed. So obviously we have to force it to succeed so we can have 'diversity'." Never mind the reason it fails is not enough people listen to it; you'll MAKE them listen. As if we weren't bombarded with the liberal talking points constantly; every listen to NPR, which is paid for with tax money? Etc.
THEY know what's good for you, and you're going to get it. Good and hard, as the saying goes. Like the Dear Leader video being pushed in schools; have to make the kids think the right way, don't they?