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Don't take my word for it -- read what The New York Times had to say about today's buggy first-ever test of a new "Emergency Alert System" that gives "continuity of government" overlords the power to override all major telecommunications for official pronouncements from Big Sis & Company:
This reporter was listening to a New Jersey National Public Radio station at the time of the foreshortened 30-second 2 p.m. ET test. The test originally had been slated to run for two and a half minutes, but Homeland had to back down on the duration of its airtime seizure after broadcasters complained that a protracted alert could spark unnecessary panic -- and that many cable companies didn't have the capability to audibly alert viewers that it was "only a test." The government-supplied graphic did not convey that vital piece of information.
At 2 pm. the test tones blared over the NPR station, followed by some garbled, unintelligible audio. Then the programming resumed. What an anticlimax, I thought to myself -- before I realized that the test did not go as planned.
My take on Homeland Security's latest Big Brother snafu -- apparently "due to circumstances beyond FEMA's control," to paraphrase the old broadcast TV voiceover that used to alert viewers to "technical difficulties:"
Shed the naivety. To paraphrase a comment to an earlier New York Times story on the EAS: This wasn't a test. If it was a test, it could have been done at 2 a.m. instead of 2 p.m.
This was a DEMONSTRATION -- to let American broadcasters know in no uncertain terms that the government reserves the right to break into commercial broadcasting anytime its bureaucrats see fit, for any reason they see fit. The psychological operations spooks call this "desensitization."
Ideologues within the federal bureaucracy are grooming the American public for still more authoritarian Big Brother power plays to come. Broadcasters, act like patriots, not cowards -- resist unnecessary Big Brother intrusions into your business, and into the private lives of your audience.
One day not long ago, my local police department used its power to override Comcast cable to interrupt cable programming for a lost child Amber Alert, which was cancelled shortly thereafter, according to a second Big Brother intrusion. What's next? An appeal by the authorities to spy on your neighbors? This is creeping fascism, and broadcasters should not enable it.
For full details of the official rationale behind the federal government's telecommunications takeover technology, see this earlier article and related links within:
NOTE: I don't know what the "0" means in that URL, but I strongly suspect it gives Big Brother the ability to deep-six my article on demand of the Lockheed Martin censorship regime, paid for by YOUR tax dollars, and exposed by this journalist here:
THE IDEOLOGY BEHIND HOMELAND'S 'BE AFRAID; BE VERY AFRAID' MEDIA MEME:http://nowpublic.com/world/thugocracy-u-s-fed-police-vigilantes-persecute-citizen-targets
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