The left is always on edge. While they push for openness in the media their behavior illustrates they do not support any type transparency. In the video below Jeanette Foreman of Free Press physically assaults a camera man for recording a meeting. According to Georgia’s open meeting laws taping this event is totally legal. Foreman doesn’t like that and takes matters into her own hands. Before the attack board members express their contempt for this rule.
At the start of this blog this was one of our early posts. Considering how influential Free Press and similar groups have become since the appointment of Mark Lloyd as the FCC “Diversity Czar”, its time to revisit this unfortunate but typical behavior of the left.
Mark Lloyd came under fire after his remarks about Hugo Chavez’s “incredible” revolution in Venezuela that largely depended on media cooperation. Those remarks were made at the National Conference for Media Reform in 2008. Jeanette Foreman (the attacker) also attended this conference and even took a minute to pose with Lloyd at the event.
Foreman herself is not only an associate of Free Press but also teamed up with other Free Press associates, Like Betty Yu, to author the “Imagining The (UN)thinkable: Community Media over the next 5 years”. Other co-authors include Alfredo Lopez of the Puerto Rican Socialist Party and Sakura Saunders who is an activist with Corp Watch. That activist group is funded by the Open Society Institute and the Tides Foundation.
The Funding Exchange Media Justice Fund
The report cited above “Imagine the (UN)thinkable” was funded through the Media Justice Fund (Funding Exchange) to the tune of $1.5 million dollars. It was “one of the largest single grants by a major foundation in the emerging social movements known as media justice“ . According to the findings, Alfredo Lopez (Puerto Rican Socialist Party) has identified a major obstacle in achieving media justice. The problem, according to Lopez, is that the “internet is run by white men”. Mark Lloyd seems to share Lopez’s opinion. After all, he recognizes that there are some really good white people (in audio below). The soundbite that became popular was Lloyd asking who was going to step down so that other people can have power. The part that has alway been left out is the racial slant he included right before the now famous (but edited) soundbite of others “stepping down”.
Free Press and Dismantling Capitalism
As a flashback, lets not forget what Robert McChesney (Free Press founder) said about dismantling capitalism. He wants it taken apart brick by brick. Lloyd has called for enforcing a regulatory structure that would take away what influential people in the media have rightfully earned. Jeanette Foreman, a member of this group of hardcore leftists, will even physically attack someone if she doesnt like what someone is doing; even if the law allows you to do so and even if it promotes transparency and true “media justice” Is the picture of totalitarianism coming into focus yet?