Lessig has been mentioned as a future candidate to head the Federal Communications Commission. He is an activist for reduced legal restrictions on copyright material and advised Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.
Lessig reportedly has known Obama since their days teaching law at the University of Chicago. Lessig now teaches at Harvard.
Lessig is also a close associate of Robert W. McChesney, an avowed Marxist who favors the dismantling of capitalism. McChesney founded Free Press, a Soros-funded organization with close ties to the White House that petitions for more government control of the news media. Lessig has penned numerous op-ed pieces with McChesney, and the duo have worked together on numerous media projects.
McChesney is a professor at the University of Illinois and former editor of the Marxist journal Monthly Review. “In the end, there is no real answer but to remove brick-by-brick the capitalist system itself, rebuilding the entire society on socialist principles,” wrote McChesney in a column.
The board of Free Press has included a slew of radicals, such as Obama’s former green jobs czar Van Jones, who resigned after his founding of a communist organization was exposed.
Obama’s former “Internet czar,” Susan P. Crawford, spoke at a Free Press May 14, 2009 “Changing Media” summit in Washington, D.C. Crawford’s pet project, OneWebNow, lists as “participating organizations” Free Press and the now disbanded Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN.
Aaron Klein is Jerusalem bureau chief and senior reporter for WorldNetDaily.com. He is also host of an investigative radio program on New York’s 770-WABC Radio, the largest talk radio station in the U.S., every Sunday between 7-9 p.m. His website is KleinOnline.com.