Honestly, you'd think that one of the requirements for people working in government today is a COMPLETE IGNORANCE of the Constitution!
There seems to be no other way to explain this boneheaded decision:
FCC to "monitor" news broadcasts for bias
Even more EXCITING, the firm that the FCC is looking at to conduct the study of the media, specializes in "social welfare".
Here's a link to the actual proposal. I'm not that concerned about them looking at what they call "Critical Information Needs" - that's examining the actual content, and comparing it to how well it matches what the public has a need to know (assuming, perhaps unrealistically, that our Leftist government minions can fairly judge that) - but, that the major focus of the study seems to be on "perceived" needs.
Whose perception is going to take precedence? Leftists? Minorities (including transgender, transexual, bi-, undecided, Arab-heritage - the RIGHT kind, the Muslims, not those "icky" Christian Arabs, those with quasi-psychiatric diagnoses that are PROUDLY used to excuse horrible behavior, et al)?
I'm confident that this will be used as a club to eliminate non-Leftist media.
BTW, isn't it funny that the ones that seem to be getting most enervated about this are NOT the Old Media, but the New Media? Who says the MSM haven't outlived their purpose?