The Barack Obama administration wants the FCC monitoring news stations. A commissioner of the Federal Communication Commission, Ajit PAI, wrote an op-ed piece for the Wall Street Journal last week revealing this latest attempt by the White House to control newsrooms. Head of the FCC, Tom Wheeler, tried to tamp down the program which plans to hire a contractor to rate the perceived responsiveness of the news media in providing critical information and critical detail needs to minorities. Wheeler issued a statement that some of the questions the contractors will ask will be dropped. However, the program will move forward, and despite it being allegedly voluntary, there is the perceived threat of TV and radio stations loosing their broadcast licenses if they fail to comply. What′s more, the FCC will also be conducting the same program with print journalism, even though they have no jurisdiction over newspapers. This is the Fairness Doctrine on steroids.