In a bid to silence opponents of illegal/massive immigration, the National Hispanic Media Coalition has filed a complaint with the FCC alleging that various cable TV hosts are spreading hate regarding immigration matters (link, via this). The NHMC stresses that they aren't advocating bringing back the Fairness Doctrine, they just want the FCC to look into the matter:
[They] want the FCC to collect data, seek public comment, explore what they say is the relationship between hate speech and hate crimes and "explore options" for combating it.
Indications are that their concerns will fall on sympathetic ears:
Acting FCC Chairman Michael Copps was not commenting on the petition, either, but he did indicate that he stood by comments he made to B&C back in 2007 about regulating hate speech, a conversation prompted by Don Imus' comments about the Rutgers women's basketball team.
UPDATE: Apparently the Institute for Public Representation at Georgetown University Law Center is also involved.
UPDATE 2: There's more on this here; they're still going after John & Ken.
UPDATE 3: The full text of the complaint is here.
Mon, 02/02/2009 - 22:26 · Importance: 4