Actually, the government has outlets in media where it might insure its own version of "critical information needs." In the 1950s there was a halt in granting tv licenses to new stations, which meant that the largest city in the South at the time, New Orleans, had only one television station. I think Pittsburgh was also quite restricted. The freeze was imposed by the FCC to insure that there would be room for educational television stations. And once room was made for them, the freeze melted, and many new stations were allowed to telecast. Today, the education television stations in each major city and the Public Broadcasting System can provide the "critical information needs" that the Feds deem are neglected by private tv stations. There is no need for FCC reps to visit and intimidate the private media. No need, except to propel the Obama Democrats to victory by preventing any opposition from being heard.
Obama complains about Rush Limbaugh and talk radio. I assume Obama's FCC commissars will be visiting the radio stations that broadcast Rush. But again, there is National Public Radio, with its left-wing news casts. The Obama Administration's notion of "critical information needs" is readily available on NPR. The problem for Obama and the Democrats: many more people listen to Rush than to NPR. So they seek to muzzle Rush, to destroy free speech, and allow only the left-wing views on the media.
Obama has used the tax authority of the Federal Government to punish those who disagree with him. He has used the Department of Justice to openly discriminate against whites in favor of Blacks. He has used the environmental laws as a club to over-regulate and curtail capitalism (except those capitalists who contribute to the Democratic Party). He has sought to restrict the Americans' right to own weapons. And now Obama attacks freedom of speech and the press. Americans critically need information about how we are losing our freedoms!
Under President Obama, America is sliding toward tyranny.