Anyone who saw the video of Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) opining that the FCC should shut down BOTH Fox News and MSNBC (never mind that they are both CABLE networks and thus out of the FCC's reach) saw the staffer standing behind him rolling her eyes. Clearly the Senator's remarks were NOT in the script!
Senator Rockefeller - here's a little piece of information for your ignorant self - in this country we have a little something called the First Amendment to the Constitution which guarantees the freedom of the press and freedom of speech.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.Nowhere in the First Amendment does it say that a grandstanding cretin has the right to shut down an entire news network because he isn't happy with what they are broadcasting. And no, Senator Rockefeller, they aren't there for YOU to like, they are there and Fox News at least is successful because it's the only place to find unvarnished, balanced reportage, something that cannot be found on NPR. By the way Senator, isn't your WIFE the president of a PBS station - WETA? Can you say "Conflict of Interest" Senator?