The "Fairness Doctrine" = Broadcast Censorship

Posted by Alan Sears at Townhall.com:

In the wake of the pending final demise of bankrupt and scandal-plagued Air America, the Left continues to be frustrated by the fact that America simply isn’t tuning in to their propaganda. So, according to reports from various news outlets, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Steny Hoyer, Dennis Kucinich, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein are joining their friends at the far-left Center for American Progress to cook up a new plan: force radio stations to accept unwanted programming in the name of “fairness” and “balance.”

Speaker Pelosi has reportedly promised to “aggressively pursue” revival of the poorly-titled “Fairness Doctrine,” whose regulations would mandate that radio stations featuring the views of conservatives like Michael Medved, Hugh Hewitt, or Bill O’Reilly “balance” those views (in the name of diversity) with an “equal” dose of, say, Al Franken, Randi Rhodes, or Thom Hartmann – all proven failures in a free radio market...

It’s time for the Left to cut the static: Behind the calls for “regulation” and “diversity” hides a posse of political bullies who realize that they cannot compete against the likes of Sean Hannity or Rush Limbaugh in a free market. The left-wing’s failure to capture anything beyond a tiny niche market isn’t the fault of the FCC, nor of the dormant Fairness Doctrine. The “blame” rests with radio listeners who came, listened, and chose to tune out of “Dead Air” America.

ht : Michelle

Posted by: Ragnar at 10:07 AM

Comments

1 If the Dhimmicrats are successful in destroying Fair Speech on radio TV with the "Fairness Doctrine", then I would not be surprised that they will try to force internet websites like The Jawa Report Jihad Watch to post articles, videos, and interviews from Islamic Jihadists. Hey it is only "fair"! ;)

Posted by: Darren at June 27, 2007 01:02 PM

2 Lefturds always try to censure those they disagree with. Particularly, when they can't intelligently win an argument. Same as crying to mommy. Example: Shit head calling itself conservative voice.

Posted by: greyrooster at June 27, 2007 01:48 PM

3 Memo to Nancy, Teddy, Hillary, Bimbo Babs, Harry and the others,

The reason that lefty radio has failed is because it is a FREAKING JOKE! Having people like Stewie and his ilk put out your message has turned off people like me from wanting to hear your regurgitated pablum. If you don't like it that Rush, Sean and others are beating your @$$ on the radio, then get some people on the air that can put to concise thoughts and sentences together with out melting down, throw some of your "hard earned cash" out there and broadcast your message. Otherwise just sit down and shut up - you've still got NPR to put your tripe out there for you.

Posted by: fmfnavydoc at June 27, 2007 08:17 PM

4 Now don't y'all be goin off and forgettin about Senator Trent Igot35yearsonthehillMrfairnessdoctorine Lott!
The Mississippi goat fu*kin Mister Know-it-all, himself!
Oh and a big FU to Lott's mini-me...fellow Senator Lindsey Graham!

Posted by: JihadGene at June 28, 2007 01:22 AM

5 I cant see how this is even remotely constitutional..... Government can control broadcasts of government funded stations ect. but privately funded stations should be out of reach. Even if they manage to pass it the supreme court will bitch slap it back to the shithole it belongs in.. On the plus side it would mean that NBC,ABC,CNN, ect.. would have to grant airtime to conservative speakers.

Posted by: steve at June 29, 2007 03:38 AM

6 The blogs are next. Free speech is to the Dhimmiecrats what an intern is to Bill Clinton.

Posted by: Thomas Jackson at July 01, 2007 03:50 PM






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