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Don't Believe Everything That People on Television Tell You - NBC Public Service Announcement



A public service announcement from NBC:



Journalism is practically non-existent in mainstream media today. Just five large corporations control the majority of everything most people watch, listen to, and read. In 1983 there were 50.

Media Ownership

This concentration of media has allowed the corrupt in our government and society to sell their agendas through the media and wrongly influence people with propaganda and lies. Much of the control is monetary and the source of the fraudulent money is the Federal Reserve bank. Much of the influence is political.

Media Caught Lying

The top supporters of both Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain were the exact same international banks, like Goldman Sachs, that both Obama and McCain voted to bail out on the backs of the American people. These corrupt banks are also partners with the Federal Reserve and are able to borrow money at nearly zero percent interest. The influence of this corrupt money permeates all areas of our society, including the media.

"The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media." - William Colby, former CIA Director

Do not trust anything you see in the media, always verify. Today, news, radio, films, newspapers, and even books are often twisted and distorted by corrupt money and government. There are very few left in mainstream media that can be trusted to report the unbiased facts. And sometimes when they do, they lose their jobs.

So, while this fake Public Service Announcement produced by NBC and featuring Dwight Shrute of The Office was surely intended to be taken as a joke, ironically it's probably the best advice and PSA that NBC has produced in many decades and applies to NBC themselves.


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Yes. Wrote Newspaper Columns back in 1800s w/o Regard to Law.

Yes. The law is clear. News, FCC, and lawyers will confuse you otherwise.

Examples of Public Service Announcements: anything Ronald Reagan, GE Public, Service Rep said; and the opposition.

$$$ Link to the following 17 page report about the 1927 law. A 2 page excerpt is provided for those wanting the jest. Jestors, read the full 17 pages.

This college report is revealing and must be the stable of every budget conscience Liberty Candidate. The 1927 PSA law has been renamed and regulated under the FCC, a fictitious body. Been hammered and chiseled. Try as they "the Congress" might, the 1927 law is still the law of the land.

Public Service Announcements, Broadcasters and the Public Interest:
Regulatory Background and the Digital Future

1927 Law and History to Date

Craig L. LaMay
Assistant Professor and Associate Dean
Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University

REVISION DATE: 4-13-01 April 3, 2001
Draft for Kaiser Family Foundation
Palo Alto, California
http://www.northwestern.edu/ipr/publications/papers/wp0107.pdf

Introduction: A Private Industry with a Public Service Mandate

Broadcasting in the United States has long been a business dominated by private,
for-profit firms whose enterprise is based on a curious quid pro quo in the law: In return
for their free and exclusive channel assignments on the publicly owned electromagnetic
spectrum, broadcasters must serve "the public interest, convenience and necessity."1
Those six words have been the subject of controversy since 1927, when they first were
borrowed from the language of interstate commerce and pasted into the Federal Radio Act.
The 1927 law followed on an earlier legislative failure, the 1912 Radio Act, that had established a system for radio licensing but lacked any discretionary standard for
accepting or denying applications.2 Between 1922 and 1925, Commerce Secretary
Herbert Hoover
(he later became President) convened four national conferences to develop such a standard and, with it, to ensure that broadcasters could sustain themselves financially and provide a variety of programming.3 The debate, as it was framed then, featured several proposals for reform but was
between two general conceptions. One, advanced by the universities, labor unions and churches that had pioneered the new medium, favored a non-profit and non-commercial system sustained by tax-revenues or some kind of license fee on receivers, similar to the public broadcasting systems then taking shape in Britain and Canada. A second view
came from commercial broadcasters, led by ATT,
which had pioneered the idea of "toll
broadcasting"
in which anyone who wished could pay a fee and get his message on the
air.4 When a federal court declared the 1912 act unconstitutional(clear historical evidence of Constitutional use) in 1926,5 Congress
responded with the 1927 law, declaring the airwaves public property and establishing as
the standard of licensure that broadcasters serve "the public interest, convenience and
necessity."
6
Thus was the language of railroad, telegraph and telephone regulation
transplanted into broadcasting, but with an important caveat: radio was not a public utility
and would not be subject to the rate and service regulation. "The industry would have it
both ways," writes one scholar of the period. "It would be authorized to operate within a
profoundly favorable tradition of public interest interpretation associated with utility
2
monopolies, but would also be exempt from the more onerous rate and service
restrictions of such regulations. In a word, it would have the quid without the quo."7 The
practical effect of the new law was to change the character of the medium: Between 1927
and 1930, the number of non-profit and educational stations dropped from more than 200
to fewer than 70.8 Their frequencies were often reassigned to commercial stations, many
of them affiliated with networks. By 1931, NBC and CBS accounted for 70 percent of all U.S. broadcasting and controlled all but three of the nation's 40 most powerful stations.9 ...

(great stuff skipped to keep this short)

Today the regulatory scheme for broadcasting (radio and television) is essentially
the same as it was in 1927.

(great stuff skipped to keep this short)

Ripley, "Believe it or Not! Our Press is Free!"

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

So have you ever tried to get a PSA aired?

Or know anyone that has?

Further Information on Getting a "Public Service Announcement"

No, I have not personally applied.

I worked years marketing database products nationally. My department created press releases, marketing material and held press interviews. On my own, I was interviewed on personal interest projects; once, hit the AP wire service and was reported hundreds of locations. Never paid for interviews. Always freely given.

Here is more information about getting one:
http://www.dailypaul.com/node/135551#comment-1446812

These are still common. Mostly in rural areas. Broadcasting still reports PSAs as donations running near $10 billion / year.

PSA are meant to let "We the People" know what is going on so that we may run this fine country. They are free. Not sponsored.

Sponsored News and Weather do not apply.

Broadcasters try to include News and Weather. Over the years sometimes "Yes."; other times, No! In the 1927 debate, sponsored news and weather did not count. From what I have read over many years, the FCC, more often than not, advocates in favor of "We the People" public service. Broadcasters argue against counting News and Weather. But over the years.... Even through 1996, the 1927 PSA law stood firm against all Monopoly Boyz. That was the last big public show of force (TV going digital).

When you see community calendar on a rural station, that is commonly a PSA run regularly. Often you see seasonal agriculture reports, 4H club, or senor center. For friendly station, it is just a simple request.

CSPAN and PBS regularly do PSAs. They willingly do interviews and conferences as part of their programming.
The receive tax right-off deductions as I recall.

I am pretty sure all stations regularly report to the FCC the PSA community service.

Just propose good material that would benefit the community. Sometimes, they will give you studio time. Sometimes, they will give you a film crew on location.

Often to get PSA time, you have pitch you message. You have to show the broadcaster the benefit of your message.

If you have a message that will increase public interest in viewing, you will have an easier time prevailing. Having lots of friends helps persuade.

Now that I have done my homework researching history, I am hoping to work on campaigns getting PSA time for Liberty. It is a people contact sport. You have to bump into people.

I admire what you write. Just returning the favor.

Sincerely hope this helps you.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

I wonder if they will let me do a PSA on the Federal Reserve?

You've got me thinking.

:)

Thank you for all the information. I still think you should consolidate it all into one good main post titled "Public Service Announcements" or similar for everyone to reference.

Baseball Pitchers Throw Mean Fastballs... Warm Up First.

Read many a comment authored under your Sempiternal name. You could probably throw a fastball right by those Fed Monopoly boys.

Warm up first.

You might be wise to consider tossing a few around the edges of home plate.

Here is what I wrote to help Jake Towne, Liberty Candidate in Penn 15th District (same district as the Historic Louis T. McFaddin, Fed Critic. Read the whole forum... Has fantastic editorial cartoon featuring "Elephant, Donkey, and Pig"... "the usual suspects." It is about "Public Service Announcements" and "Google Trends" for "Rand" and "Ron Paul."
http://www.dailypaul.com/node/135564#comment-1446981
Over 100 years ago, as a newspaper reporter, I wrote my own version of the news. Made up most of it; but, always made my point.

Here we are, 100 years after reports of my demise. Finally getting around to publication of my personal history. This autobiography I actually penned myself to be sold in bookstores everywhere.
http://www.dailypaul.com/node/135632

Another take, my favorite including revealing comments: Slash Dot News
http://news.slashdot.org/story/10/05/24/150246/Mark-Twain-To...

When you have a chance, publish your own version of news right away! The facts will come out later.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

It's time to give this a shot.

Especially with campaign picking up.

Always a good time.

The Public Service Announcements are a condition of air wave broadcasting licenses. If the air stations were found to be remiss in public service they, can be immediately shutdown, losing their license & dial number (their frequency on the radio dial). Those that read oscilloscopes, will appreciate the severity of losing frequency... just as I am troubled by losing a useful literature book.

When I must use a scope to diagnosis a difficult reception problem, I prefer the kaleidescope view. If I am underwater on investments, I prefer a periscope view.

To each his own.

Your fast ball is looking pretty good. Mix 'em in with your curves & sliders.

Cordially,

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Great post!

Thanks for the links!
Dugg

History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

dugg..good to see something,

dugg..good to see something, albeit brief, on this..

Did you watch the video at the bottom?

Media Caught Lying?

Pulblic Service Ann. Are Free! See Post Above Yours.

Posted later than you before I read yours. We can use Public Service Announcements to rebut any editorial (aka: Fox, Breaking News).

Anything for public benefit is free to us. Rebut any editorial. Any false news. Anything in a public election (see rebuttal in voter pamphlets).

This is true, by force of law.

BUMP Front Page. Suggest rewrite and post the "Google Trends" and "Public Service" forum.

Example: Father Son, "Ron Paul" & "Rand Paul" Win On the Internet. "We the People" Snowed by Media Blitz.

Our message is way ahead, 5x plus, until the media blitz creates a blizzard. "We the People" get snowed.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

I never knew that about our thumbs!

I will have to watch the rest of the PSA later...

I was only kidding :)

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Ah Gotcha.

I'm not even sure, it doesn't sound true, but could be. I seem to have trouble interchanging my joints though.

Where

is this going,it's hard to track down.I wish someone would do an update thread.

What do you mean?

It points out that the media lies, because it is consolidated and controlled.

Did you read the topic and watch the videos?

this is

connected to another thread and they were going to get this guy to do an updated video for this election, but it got so fragmented, i lost track of how it ended up.