Return the Fairness Doctrine...NOW!!
Posted by BanTheGOP in Editorials & Other Articles
Sat Jan 24th 2009, 12:53 AM
As I watch pleasantly with all of my fellow progressives and Democrats at the incredibly effective job that President Obama has performed over the past few days, nothing gladdens my heart to know of one thing: President Obama will IGNORE the ignorant republicans who will not get with the program.
The republican party is being shown its stark ignorance and irrelevant status as a fringe, extremist group that lost any pretense of existing as a political party ever since Goldwater. Harry Reid, and yes, even Nancy Pelosi should have Congress covered, but Obama will take absolutely NO SHIT from ANYONE, especially scumbag republicans flunkies.
When the crybabies started making their demands, President Barack Obama needed only two words to shut their whiny asses up:
However, we still have to deal with the redneck racist rapists, the listeners of venom-filled bilge injected in 3-hour increments. Unfortunately, it will not just take a weaning off period like most drugs. Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Mike Savage must be elimated. Cold Turkey.
We need the Fairness Doctrine to silence the hate-mongers.
Now, the biggest argument I may have for following through with this edict is going to come from my fellow progressives: You CAN'T INFRINGE ON THE FIRST AMENDMENT!
But listen up...it's NOT ABOUT THE FIRST AMENDMENT!!
Let me repeat: I am NOT ADVOCATING the elimination of the first amendment for ANYONE!
RATHER, I am advocating the ADVANCEMENT Of the First Amendment for EVERYONE!!
Right now, progressives and other moderate viewpoints are shut out by 92% of the radio stations, mainly because of corporate profit centers. Although progressive radio is proving that it can effectively be presented in rational, non-condescending ways, it is this corporate backlash and suppression that prevents the format from overcoming the consolidated advantage that shock radio presents.
The key factor is that the airwaves are PUBLIC, therefore require a GOVERNMENT-ISSUED LICENSE to use. These licenses must be treated with public respect. For over 20 years we've been pummeled with only ONE SIDE of the issue...the CORPORATE REPUBLICANIST side.
Indeed, during the past TWENTY YEARS, the ONLY FIRST AMENDMENT VIOLATIONS have been committed AGAINST DEMOCRATS AND PROGRESSIVES!!
In short, we are NOT going to intrude upon the rights of republicans and other hate-mongering groups. We are simply leveling the playing field so that ALL views have a right to be presented in balance!
The BOTTOM LINE: in MY opinion, the Fairness Doctrine ranks right up there. President Obama had shot the first arrow when he told the republican piece of shit in that meeting today that if he (the republican POS) listened to Rush Limbaugh, then Barack would not even consider his views and override him.
We WON, you republican piece of shit! DEAL WITH IT!
RETURN THE FAIRNESS DOCTRINE!
Specifically called the Media Ownership Reform Act (MORA), it is sponsored by Congressmen Maurice Hinchey of New York. Read it, and understand the implications. MOST IMPORTANTLY...
PUT A GAG ON RUSH, SEAN, and SAVAGE!