July 23, 2013

When Americans get frustrated with their media, they often feel inclined to take their gripes to a higher power. That would be the government. Commentators, journalists, pundits, etc., drive news consumers over and over to dial up or e-mail the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) — the better to lobby for relief from all these experts. The Erik Wemple Blog a while back requested a cross-section of complaints and hereby continues a series showcasing the best ones.

On Jan. 10, 2011, a news consumer from Beaumont, Tex., with a perhaps inflated notion of the powers of the FCC, sent the commission the following complaint:

Its time for you guys to do something about the right wing hate machines that you keep on the air. Tell them to tone it down.

Erik Wemple writes the Erik Wemple blog, where he reports and opines on media organizations of all sorts.