The Fairness Doctrine..
Well, it would appear the liberals are working themselves up in a tizzy over the Fairness Doctrine. They want to bring it back...
I say NO, absolutely NOT.
But... if they do try to bring it back, I would try to get it to include ALL MEDIA. That way, the liberal cable show, newspapers et al, hurt just as much as conservative radio. I think that if fight to make sure the fairness doctrine is really and truly fair.. they will drop it.
Easier IMO to just not have it... but if they really really want it, I say we SHOVE it down their throats.
The liberals idea of fair is making everything agree with them. They say fox news isnt fair because Hannity is republican. They say that conservative radio isnt fair because it isn't liberal. Yet a biased liberal media is perfectly fine, nothing wrong with that! Its such a joke.
The Libs remind me of why people get into that goth crap. Like, if you wont pay attention or listen to me I will make you. The thing is most people dont want to hear their garbage. If they want their trash spewed on the airwaves, they can start their own radio or tv station. But the bottom line is, if they did, it wouldn't last long because sponsors wouldn't waste time with them. They act like a bunch of spoiled ass punk kids.
They did start their own. Not actually a station, but a syndication network. It's called Air America, and it has been in trouble since its start in 2004. The reason they don't get sponsors is that sponsors are smart about where to spend their money. They advertise on shows that have large numbers of actual people listening to them (like Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity, Levin, etc.) and don't advertise on shows with few people listening. The "Fairness Doctrine" is just one more evidence that the liberals cannot stand free enterprise and free markets.
Originally Posted by Bill
No one wants to sniveling whiney libtards.
And it dont matter how many laws they try to pass to try to make people listen to them.
It really should be called the "censorship doctrine" or the "anti free speech doctrine."
I heard that they will probably not use the term "fairness doctrine," as it has been tainted.
Obama stated he does not support the fairness doctrine...but I am sure he supports "community accountability."
Instead of the fairness doctrine, they will promote "community accountability boards," which will oversee local radio stations. They will assure that the stations represent "the community."
These boards will undoubtedly be populated by liberals, and they will hold sway over FCC re-licensing.
Also, they would like to shorten the FCC licensing periods, which would force reapplication more frequently...and give them even more leverage.
I forsee stealth liberalism on the horizon.
I'd be all for the 'fairness doctrine' if it applied to the news & TV media as well! :rolleyes:
Don't forget to mention, Air America was RIDDLED with shady activity. See for example:
Gloria Wise Girls & Boys Club kickback
Basically, Air America got cash under the table from a friggin CHARITY that they fraudulently spent as a "loan". The case went under Elliot Spitzer, so you can imagine how that turned out. :rolleyes:
Eventually AA repaid the "loan", no telling how much cash they made on possible investments they could've made with it. The group accepted money from a group that frauded the Boys & Girls Club by taking New York City taxpayer cash. Disgusting behavior.
Nevertheless, Air America has filed Bankruptcy once and probably will again in the future. Why? Because Liberal Talk Radio cannot gain a significant market share of listeners. Who honestly wants to hear Al Franken or Ron Reagan?
But, where Conservatives aren't Fascist a-holes like some Liberals are, just because I don't agree with Al Franken doesn't mean I want him freakin' TAKEN OFF THE AIR! I'd rather have the freedoms our Founding Fathers envisioned.
Be prepared folks. The Censorship Doctrine is coming, with a majority in the House & Senate it will be passed under Obama. They're also talking about "regulating" the internet. It's all about silencing dissent; ala Woodrow Wilson or FDR. The only difference is that this time the Government wont have squads of goons cracking heads in the streets.
Get to know your opposition, those who are calling for the Censorship Doctrine the hardest in the Senate & House. Chuck Shumer ("Shumcky, to all you Mark Levin fans ;)) is pushing hard for it: