Thursday, June 28, 2007

Talk radio, the blogosphere and to some extent the internet are the voices of the people and are here to stay.....in its present form, thank you very much, screw the Fairness Doctrine.......which is anything but.


Meanwhile, Michael Medved sums up the upcoming piece of crap and very dangerous "Fairness Doctrine":

"The talk about imposing a "fairness doctrine" on radio and TV has now migrated from the fringes of the far left to some of the senior Democrats on Capitol Hill -- including Senators Feinstein, Durbin and Kerry. Believe it or not, these legislators appear to be serious about abusing the power of the federal government to control the political programming private companies would be allowed to broadcast, and to prevent the public from choosing stations that sounded “too one-sided” to bureaucrats. This chilling prospect reflects the totalitarian temptation at the heart of today’s so-called progressive agenda. Leftists trust bureaucrats to determine the cars you’re allowed to drive, the guns you’re allowed to own, the terms of employment you’re allowed to negotiate, and the sort of political messages you’re allowed to receive. Conservatives prefer free-market solutions and open competition – in mass media and elsewhere – because we trust the people more than the regulators. "

"Meanwhile, the prominent Democrats who have begun discussing a return of the “fairness doctrine” to regulate media debate need to answer questions on applying this policy. Since the ostensible purpose of this initiative is to guarantee the airing of all sides of hot issues, how would they treat radio or TV shows like mine that always argue the questions of the day with opposing viewpoints? Would they count the disagreeing callers each hour to make sure we conform to some governmental standard? Meanwhile, a popular late night broadcast focuses on UFO’s and ghosts. Would stations now be required to counter such discussion with skeptical programming debunking paranormal claims? Thirty years ago, liberals justified the fairness doctrine because of the limited number of media outlets: today, with hundreds of cable TV channels, radio stations, satellite radio and the internet, the consumer chooses from more alternatives than ever before – and hardly needs a paternalistic bureaucracy dictating the nature of his choices."

5 Comments:

At 4:04 PM, Anonymous antone - seattle said...

dude, that is so right on target, the liberal lefties in power believe they know what is best for you and me and everyone else.....you're right,it's dangerous!

A

 
At 7:41 PM, Blogger Bar Kochba said...

I'm really fed up with the liberal garbage that is comstantly fed to people on the news, in the media, in schools. The leftist indoctrination in schools is the best way to breed a new generation of America-hating socialists. At least we kick their asses on the blogosphere!

 
At 7:19 AM, Blogger Joe Gringo said...

bk,

damn straight my brother!

 
At 11:41 AM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

they wont silence us mi amigo!!!

 
At 9:06 PM, Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

when they can't compete they turn to the government

 

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