Perhaps even more controversial than his plans to establish politically left wing “green” policies in a second term, many of which haven’t worked in his first term, are what the authors say are Obama’s plans to regulate media to discourage dissenting thought.
Citing the November 2009 Climategate controversy – where scores of emails showed a conspiracy to withhold information and research that contradicted “global warming theory” from the public – Klein and Elliott argue a second-term Obama administration would “want to silence the theory’s critics in the public media.”
In fact, PCAP argues for the re-implementation of the “Fairness Doctrine.” That policy forced radio broadcast license holders to “treat ‘controversial issues of public importance’ in a ‘balanced’ manner, giving equal time to both sides.”
In the 1980s, President Ronald Reagan rescinded the policy because it was viewed as “obsolete” with a wide range of new media then available.
Klein and Elliott add that PCAP “is not alone in calling for the silencing of global warming theory’s critics.”
“In a remarkable display of paranoia, just prior to his appointment as President Obama’s so-called Regulatory Czar in 2009, Cass Sunstein wrote a lengthy academic paper suggesting the government should ‘infiltrate’ social network websites, chat rooms and message boards,” they wrote. “Such ‘cognitive infiltration,’ Sunstein argued, should be used to enforce a U.S. government ban on ‘conspiracy theorizing.’”
Above all else – while Obama would, if re-elected, continue trying to further the cause of left wing environmentalists – crony capitalists will continue to get richer, Klein and Elliott argue.
“Easily overlooked in the morass of Obama’s second-term drive for a radical increase in federal spending on ‘clean energy’ is not simply the utter incompetence of some of the major recipients of ‘green stimulus’ funds but also the rank corruption intrinsic to those hand-outs, as Washington cronyism is routinely ignored by the mainstream news media,” they wrote, adding later: “One thing we do know for certain is that investors like T. Boone Pickens and George Soros will not lose one dime—nor will Big Energy.”