‘The Norwegian Ministry of Culture finalized a shift date this week, making it the first country to do away with FM radio entirely. The country plans to transition to Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) as a national standard’.
‘A statement released this week by the Ministry of Culture confirms a switch-off date that was proposed by the Norwegian government back in 2011. The government has concluded that the country is capable of meeting all the requirements necessary for a smooth transition to digital’.
‘Digital radio is a lot cheaper to operate, which certainly matters to governments like those of Norway who offer a lot of the available content themselves. You get the sense this is unmistakably the wave of the future, though it could take a while’.
‘Sic transit gloria’.
‘In my particular sub-generation, most of us share the memory of the moment we realized that over there on the FM band (rarely available in cars prior to the late 1960s, and not always then) was a musical and informational world remote from the scratchy commercial-ridden Top 40 bubble-gum world of AM’.
‘In my case, it was hearing Vanilla Fudge’s cover of “Day Tripper” on the radio of a friend’s father’s luxury car, via “Progressive Rock” station WPLO-FM in Atlanta’.
‘I have no real clue now to what extent digital radio is popular in this country, and for that matter, it’s unclear to me how The Kids figure out what to listen to’.
‘But FM sure did serve its purpose for a very long time’.
From : http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2015_04/turn_your_fm_radio_off055170.php#
‘Schweizer is not above using questionable evidence to support an assertion, at least on one very glaring occasion’.
‘He writes that after the 2010 elections, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) exercised greater scrutiny over hedge funds, and he notes that this was after industry representatives began to provide more money to Republicans than Democrats. He writes’:
“Were these two events related? Possibly. In October 2010, President Obama had told an audience bluntly, “We are going to punish our enemies and we’re going to reward out friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us.”.
“This quotation was simply too spectacular not to check”. Flipping to the notes at the end, one sees that his comes from a New York Times article titled, “Obama Vows to Push Immigration Changes”.
“If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, “We’re going to punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us,” if they don’t see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it’s going to be harder and that’s why I think it’s so important that people focus on voting on November 2′.
‘I do not generally defend President Obama or his Administration on practically anything, but it is absurd to use a quotation like this to insinuate that the Administration used SEC scrutiny to “punish” the hedge fund industry’.
‘The cause of promoting ethical governance will not be served by shabby advocacy’.
Remember when Chuck Tood infamously said “it wasn’t his job” to report facts?
Peter Schweizer has the same stellar moral values.
When he wrote an attack piece on then Speaker Nancy Pelosi and was confronted by lying, he responded :
“Peter Schweizer: “It’s really for her to explain why there is this inconsistency. It’s not my responsibility to go and find out how every single particular circumstance is handled on the Pelosi vineyard.” [KGO, 11/28/06, via Internet Archive]”
‘Fact Checker On Schweizer’s Reporting About Pelosi: “The Facts Don’t Fit Schweizer’s Claim”
‘Schweizer Attacked Pelosi For Hiring Non-Union Labor For Work On Vineyard’.
‘In his book Do As I Say (Not As I Do): Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy, Schweizer attacked House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)’:
“Apparently, however, these fundamental rights do not apply to families that may be picking grapes in Pelosi’s own vineyards. Congresswoman Pelosi and her husband own a vineyard in the Napa Valley, on Zinfandel Lane in St. Helena, worth almost $25 million”.
‘The Pelosis Paid Workers Higher Wages Than Unions. San Francisco’s ABC affiliate investigated Schweizer’s research and found “the facts don’t fit Schweizer’s claim. For starters, the Pelosis pay more than union workers are paid in the same valley…..’
‘KGO: If “Pelosi Wanted To Have Union Workers She Could Not Ask The Union For A Contract. It’s Illegal.” KGO reported that Schweizer’s claim was bunk because Pelosi couldn’t legally unionize her workers’.
When pressed about this detail, Schweizer dodged accountability’.
“But all of that aside, if Nancy Pelosi wanted to have union workers she could not ask the union for a contract. It’s illegal and has been since 1975”.
From : http://mediamatters.org/research/2015/04/20/clinton-cash-author-peter-schweizers-long-histo/203209#energy
Bells should go off anytime FOX is connected to something.
So when the NY Times and FOX both want the author of ‘Clinton Cash’ for his op-po research on the Clintons…….Big Ben should be ringing.
And with great reason.
‘Fact Checker: Schweizer Couldn’t Back Up Energy Reporting When Called Out For Errors’
‘17 Of The 25 Companies That Schweizer Identifies Did Not Receive 1705 Loan Guarantees’.
‘Many Of The Alleged Obama Cronies Listed By Schweizer Also Supported Republicans’
‘FactCheck.org: Schweizer’s Reporting Suffers From Numerous “Problems.”
Sure!!!! Let’s get a guy who has a long history of naking stuff up and use his work as op po research against Bill & Hillary Clinton.
‘A February 2012 FactCheck.org article heavily criticized Schweizer’s reporting, writing that his data had numerous “problems” and explaining that he couldn’t back up his assertions when asked’:
‘We asked Schweizer about the problems with his figures. He responded via email’:
“There are other companies besides those mentioned in the book that got money. It’s not presented as a complete list.”