This man is now deciding on tighter controls on who can own media outlets and possibly what those outlets can say:
FEDERAL Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has made a bizarre declaration about holding “unfettered legal power” over telecommunications regulation, claiming he would be able to tell Australian telcos to “wear red underpants on their head”.
Update & Â reminder:
His spokesman announced Conroy wanted Google to “review its terms of service” to consider pulling the “clearly offensive” clipÂ from YouTube. Hey, that is exactly what one of the world’s topÂ terrorist leaders wants as well.
When our own Communications Â Minister and a terror chief in Lebanon speak as one about Â banning an obscure video to placate furious Muslims who haven’t seen it we are already halfway to lost. Â Even in America we see this same disgraceful scramble to placate mobs threatening to cut ourÂ throats at home or burning Western embassies abroad.
It’s time to stop pandering to bigots!
“The regulation of telecommunications powers in Australia is exclusively federal,” Mr Conroy said during a speech to the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information conference in New York last week.
“I have unfettered legal power.