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Zogby asks if FCC should force "good" white people to make room to African-Americans and gays. I'm not kidding.

Here how Zogby elaborates the question in a poll for  The O'Leary Report not Fox News as previously said:

Federal Communications Commission Chief Diversity Czar Mark Lloyd wants the FCC to force good white people in positions of power in the broadcast industry to step down to make room for more African-Americans and gays to fill those positions.  Do you agree or disagree that this presents a threat to free speech?

Here the PDF format

Really ? Maybe I'm slow but I really don't get the purpose nor the sense of the question. So now we have an african-american president, their message is "White folks be aware that gays and blacks want your place" (incert snark). Or Murdoch and Ailes are fearing that the FCC would impose them to hire gays and minorities ?

Media Matters has the story as well

Here another examples of their questions

The Obama administration recently declared that the White House would treat the Fox News Channel as an 'opponent,' and declared that Fox News is not a 'legitimate
news organization.' Do you agree or disagree that this is an attempt by the Obama administration to silence dissent?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently condemned the health insurance industry for releasing an unflattering analysis on the Obama administration's proposal to create a
government-run 'public option' health insurance plan. Pelosi also threatened to revoke the industry's anti-trust exemption which has been in place since 1945. Do you agree
or disagree that Pelosi is using the power of congress to try to limit the free speech of private corporations?

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a 'Hate Crimes' bill that would make assault based on sexual orientation or perceived gender identity a felony. As it is
currently the written, the bill would also allow the prosecution of people whose speech allegedly influences others to commit hate crimes. Some experts believe this could
lead to serious infringements on free speech, as well as the prosecution of religious preachers, talk show hosts or political activists who speak against homosexuality or
transsexuals. Others say the bill is an effort to try and stop people from committing such crimes in the future. Do you agree or disagree with the Hate Crimes bill?

Federal Communications Commission Chief Diversity Czar Mark Lloyd wants the FCC to force good white people in positions of power in the broadcast industry to step
down to make room for more African-Americans and gays to fill those positions. Do you agree or disagree that this presents a threat to free speech?

The Obama administration recently supported and helped pass a United Nations resolution that suggests nations exclude certain criticisms of religion from free speech
protection. Do you support or oppose an international law that protects religions from criticism?

Recently, White House Communications Director Anita Dunn revealed that during the presidential campaign, President Obama's strategy was to limit his actual exposure to the press
by only communicating through pre-taped videos and press releases. According to Dunn, 'Very rarely did we communicate through the press anything that we didn't absolutely control.'
Do you think the Obama campaign's strategy is good or bad for free speech?

Originally posted to LaurenMonica on Tue Oct 27, 2009 at 03:53 PM PDT.

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