Democrats Trying Desperately To Stifle Political Speech

Great piece here on the Democrats' ridiculous saber-rattling about the "Fairness Doctrine," which (in the current multimedia environment) can simply be referred to as the "Hush Rush" Bill.

What are the Democrat so afraid of? Why do the feel the need to regulate political speech and opinions, despite the text and letter of the First Amendment? Why aren't they interested in regulating the opinions and biases of journalists, who have shown overwhelmingly that they are not only Democrats, but that they actively support Democrats financially while lying to the public about their biases? Why do they want to dictate to you what you should be able to listen to? What laws are preventing liberals from entering talk radio (besides the law of supply and demand)? Why does John Kerry advocate government meddling in media content? Why, if talk radio is just fringe and inconsequential, are the Democrats trying to censor it?

Can any Democrat actually answer these questions without pretending they're not trying to chill free political speech?

More from Michelle, who notes that Mike Pence is already moving in the House to counter this.

Posted by: Good Lt. at 09:10 AM

Comments

1 Please pardon the following outburst....

FUCK THEM!
THOSE FUCKING SLEAZE-BAGS OWN THE MAIN STREAM MEDIA, BUT IS THAT GOOD ENOUGH FOR THEM??? FUCK NO!
NOW THEY WANT TO STIFLE THE LAST VESTIGES OF CONSERVATIVE THOUGHT AVAILABLE ON THE PLANET EARTH.
IN THE NAME OF FREE SPEECH "DIVERSITY", NO LESS!

Those cock-suckers had their fucking chance with Air America, and they blew it. Why?
Because that is NOT what the people who listen to talk radio want to hear. Because they are morally corrupt. Because they are poor at business, ignoring their consumer's preferences, instead opting to pander to their own philosophy.. Because Americans get enough of their bullshit from CNN, PBS, ABC, NBC, CBS, BBC, The New York Times, Time Magazine, and The LA Times.

Fairness doctrine my ass.

Posted by: Kafir at June 27, 2007 10:51 AM

2 Also, I'd like to preemptively tell John Ryan to shut the fuck up, because it is inevitable that he will weigh in on the wrong side, and do his best to obfuscate the obvious with his simpering brand of illogic.


Posted by: Kafir at June 27, 2007 11:05 AM

3 'Logic' and 'John Ryan' are diametrically opposed elements and don't belong in the same sentence.

What are you trying to do - cause a black hole of contradiction? Sheesh!

:-)

Posted by: Good Lt at June 27, 2007 11:34 AM

4 Heh.

Posted by: Kafir at June 27, 2007 12:37 PM

5 Actually, I said "illogic", thus preserving the integrity of the space-time continuum.

Posted by: Kafir at June 27, 2007 12:38 PM

6 Kafir,

Umm, yea, what you said..........


http://www.mp3.com.au/artist.asp?id=16834

Posted by: doriangrey at June 27, 2007 12:57 PM

7 Disaster narrowly averted.

Posted by: Good Lt at June 27, 2007 01:10 PM

8 Rush will kick their asses.

Posted by: greyrooster at June 27, 2007 01:50 PM

9 "What are the Democrat so afraid of?"



It is the same thing that Hugo Chavez, Vladimir Putin and the like are afraid of when they control the media. It is also what motivates "Islamists" to demand death for apostates and absolute protection from criticism, disrespect and insults even though they know it makes them look insane. What they fear is that they will be required to defend their indefensible positions without having a monopoly on the information provided. It is hard to win an argument when the other side gets to talk. It is why fringe groups love to speak to friendly audiences or those which are not familiar with criticism of their beliefs. But when a fringe group becomes powerful enough to dominate the debate, not due to a persuasive case but through political machinations it becomes truly dangerous. Fortunately, the fact that they feel the need to do this is indicative that their domination of the media is not translating into complete domination of the market. Careful documentation and extensive exposure of their desire to enforce "fairness" must be continued. Nothing is more damaging to these people than their own words, beliefs and deeds.

Posted by: Saul Wall at June 27, 2007 05:10 PM






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