Barack Obama signed an executive order last week which could give the government full control of the Internet should an emergency be declared. Called the ″Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications and Functions″, the executive order (EO) would allow various government agencies to seize full control of all forms of communications, including the Internet. Section 5.2 of the EO directs the Department of Homeland Security to develop the means to turn off the World Wide Web and use the networks for official purposes. This sort of thing has been proposed before, most recently in the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, but was removed from the bill before it was voted on. Other bills, such as SOPA and PIPA, also attempted to give the federal government extraordinary powers over privately owned communications networks.
So where is the outrage? Why is this not a major issue on all of the news broadcasts? You know darn well that had a Republican president, like George W. Bush, had done something like this, there would have been a public outcry like that of a screaming banshee! Comparisons with Hitler, etc., would have been par for the course. But since Barack Hussein Obama has done it, well, the Media just quietly ignores the matter.
The Nixonian Obama administration has been steadily developing more control over the Media since taking office. You may recall how the White House started its own news service. Then there was the ′Enemies List′ of mostly Fox News personalities and attempts by the White House to shun Fox News from interviews or even live feeds from pool cameras at events. More recently, the Labor Department instituted new rules restricting access by news agencies when relaying monthly job reports. Since taking office, Barack Obama has wanted a way to control the Internet. Now it appears that he may have his wish with his new executive order.