osewalrus (osewalrus) wrote,
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How Coverage of the FCC's Last Meeting Illustrates The Problem of Our News.

Allow me to illustrate everything wrong with our real press as opposed to our fake press. At yesterday's FCC Meeting, the Commission voted 5-0 to approve rules for an upgrade of the technology used by the deaf and hard of hearing communities from TTY to Realtime Text.

In the hundreds of articles covering the FCC meeting yesterday, only one news publication available online -- wireless week -- mentioned that fact. And even then it was subordinate to the Tom Wheeler and Jessica Rosenworcel leaving stories.


So the FCC does something really positive for people who need it on a 5-0 vote, with extra sign translators so that the representatives of the deaf community who attended could follow the meeting.
https://www.fcc.gov/…/12/december-2016-open-commission-meet… A story of the effectiveness of government and bipartisan cooperation and how it measurably improves people's lives. It also provides an example of why radical extremist calls to eliminate the FCC fail to appreciate everything the FCC actually does -- 90% of it being like this, highly technical, non-controversial, and exceedingly critical -- if highly boring.


But for the media, the only story worth covering is the political horserace and the partisan fights.


Multiply this by 10,000 to understand why we have government and what those faceless "bureaucrats in Washington" actually do for people. And why no one appreciates them.

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