Point of KSTP-TV’s racist #pointergate? Hard to find out who to ask.

#pointergate may be the most racist news story of 2014

What you are about to read and watch is stranger than fiction. Its so racist and so outrageous, that people are questioning whether or not it’s satire from The Onion. It’s real though, and thats what is so shocking and heartbreaking about the whole ordeal.

via #pointergate may be the most racist news story of 2014.

KSTP-TV is an ABC affiliate owned and operated by Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc (described as Hubbard Broadcasting, Hubbard Properties, or HBI Properties on their various web pages.

Dun and Bradstreet, however, reports Hubbard Broadcasting as being formed in 2010 and involved in radio. When I was a CEO way-back-when, disclosures to D&B were voluntary; I let their reps sit down with my books, tax reports, board minutes, etc. My reportings were therefore designated as verified, while Hubbard Broadcasting’s are designated as unverified.

Unlike another Hubbard holding I accidentally looked it, KSTP-TV’s FCC license is current, and does not disclose – like other FCC licenses I’ve looked at – that the owner portrayed on the station’s website doesn’t match the license; this shows KSTP-TV as an LLC (limited liability company). Clear as mud.

OpenSecrets.org shows two recent donations by Hubbard Broadcasting, both to Freedom Partners Action Fund, of $75,000 each. There were no other donations recorded.

Freedom Partners Action Fund, according to Politico, is part of the Koch brothers network.

KSTP TV’s agenda may well be the Kochs’ agenda – divide and conquer ordinary Americans so that they’ll give their last dime to be “safe” … make whites hysterically afraid of every person of color; make everyone (regardless of color) unreasonably afraid that gun ownership will be prohibited rather than regulated; make the underemployed so terrified of having no job at all that they won’t even push for safe working conditions, let alone a living wage and reasonable benefits. The list goes on and on, encompassing the promotion of endless war and endless incarceration, via the privatized-school-to-privatized-prison pipeline.

Long story short – at least as short as possible – is that KSTP TV’s #pointergate punditz (misspelling intentional) be-very-afraid blitz was just the Kochs’ screaming BOO! continually, through mouthpieces secretly coached at secret seminars.

Americans can buy into Koch bros and cronies each and every BOO! – becoming more afraid of their own shadows by the moment – or they can fight the bestdressed-terrorists-ever by thinking for themselves, finding out what’s real (at best as one can, given the skullduggery) and reacting accordingly.

The FCC is funded by your tax dollars, and is supposed to serve your interests, not corporations. In order for there to be an unfettered media, the FCC needs a legitimate leader, and legitimate Congressional Oversight. It’s lacking both.

There are plenty of petitions circulating attempting to convince Tom Wheeler to do the right thing … keep the Internet a single tier, reclassifying it as a public utility, which it is.

Please sign those petitions, and share blog posts that make it clear that the FCC, under Wheeler, is letting broadcasters hide their identity on licenses, donate to organizations that don’t let the media “cover” their meetings (disdaining the first amendment), operate on expired licenses, scream BOO! at audiences 24/7/365 and call it “news”… and who knows what else. Thank you.

Update 11/13/14: There’s now a petition to hold KSTP accountable. Please sign it and share it widely. Thanks.


Update 11/15/14: If you’re on the fence about signing the petition, please watch this video.


[Personal note: Many, many thanks to those who are clicking the link to sign the petition. Nothing me happier than people who are willing to step up.]

About Susan Chandler

Now-disabled interior/exterior designer dragged into battling conviction corruption from its periphery in a third personal battle with civil public corruption.
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