Has worked as a journalist for CNN and NBC. Appointed by President Obama to the FCC as Chief Diversity Office.
“In Venezuela, with Chavez, really had an incredible revolution – a democratic revolution – to begin to put in place things that are going to have an impact on the people of Venezuela.
The property owners and the folks who then controlled the media in Venezuela rebelled – worked, frankly, with folks here in the U.S. government, worked to oust him – but he came back with another revolution, and then Chavez began to take very seriously the media in his country.”
“It should be clear by now that my concern is not freedom of speech or the press. This freedom is all too often an exaggeration. At the very least, blind references to freedom of speech or the press serve as a distraction from the critical examination of other communications policies.
…[T]he purpose of free speech is warped to protect global corporations and block rules that would promote democratic governance.”