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.