Updated on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 11:25AM by Kay B. Day, Editor
Some politicians just can’t stand it when media get in the way of their business. If you’ve been in Washington for almost half a century, you might just come to view the United States sort of like a big old plantation where the serfs toil and labor on your behalf. Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) appears to be caught up in that mentality because he thinks the Federal Communications Commission should nix Fox News and MSNBC.
Ryan G. Murphy, Digital Media Editor for the Radio Television Digital News Association reported Rockefeller’s remarks. Rockefeller said, "There's a little bug inside of me which wants to get the FCC to say to FOX and to MSNBC: 'Out. Off. End. Goodbye.' It would be a big favor to political discourse; our ability to do our work here in Congress, and to the American people, to be able to talk with each other and have some faith in their government and more importantly, in their future."
If Rockefeller stopped there, it'd be bad enough. But he just kept talking.