This, from the party that likes to claim their for free speech! If Obama wins (pray that he doesn’t), and the Democrats take over both houses of Congress, the Democrats are set to reimpose the “fairness doctrine”. This doctrine basically takes away Conservative free speech in the name of “fairness”, and demands that liberal talking points be given the same amount of time on talk radio programs, and other Conservative forums. You can bet this law won’t apply to NPR, PBS, and the other publicly funded liberal talk shows and television programs. It boggles my mind that some Americans can not see the obvious unconstitutionality of our government dictating what people on the radio, TV, and probably the internet are allowed to talk about and share with their listeners. Since the failure of Air America and the dismal ratings of liberal talk radio shows have continued, despite liberals best efforts, they are itching to force Conservatives to take up their talking points for them. It’s an obvious violation of the First Amendment to mandate “fairness”, and a loss of freedom for all of us.
Maybe this kind of censorship is what it will take for people to wake up and realize who they have elected to run their country. When blogs, internet media sites, and all things Conservative are once again regulated by liberal censorship, a few people might just regret not fighting harder against the Socialist, Marxist leaders of the Democrat party. Unfortunately, it will be too late. It’s time for churches, Christians, and every Conservative in this country to start fighting again, before we haven’t the freedom to do so. And, the next time we have the opportunity to elect Conservatives back into power (when the democrats are finished ruining our economy and defecating on our Constitution), lets elect some leaders with the backbone to actually do what we demand of them.
SHOULD Barack Obama win the presidency and Democrats take full control of Congress, next year will see a real legislative attempt to bring back the Fairness Doctrine – and to diminish conservatives’ influence on broadcast radio, the one medium they dominate.
Yes, the Obama campaign said some months back that the candidate doesn’t seek to re-impose this regulation, which, until Ronald Reagan’s FCC phased it out in the 1980s, required TV and radio broadcasters to give balanced airtime to opposing viewpoints or face steep fines or even loss of license. But most Democrats – including party elders Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry and Al Gore – strongly support the idea of mandating “fairness.”
Fairness in who’s eyes? In the eyes of Nancy Pelosi, that’s who.
Would a President Obama veto a new Fairness Doctrine if Congress enacted one? It’s doubtful.
The Fairness Doctrine was an astonishingly bad idea. It’s a too-tempting power for government to abuse. When the doctrine was in effect, both Democratic and Republican administrations regularly used it to harass critics on radio and TV.
Second, a new Fairness Doctrine would drive political talk radio off the dial. If a station ran a big-audience conservative program like, say, Laura Ingraham’s, it would also have to run a left-leaning alternative. But liberals don’t do well on talk radio, as the failure of Air America and indeed all other liberal efforts in the medium to date show. Stations would likely trim back conservative shows so as to avoid airing unsuccessful liberal ones.
Then there’s all the lawyers you’d have to hire to respond to the regulators measuring how much time you devoted to this topic or that. Too much risk and hassle, many radio executives would conclude. Why not switch formats to something less charged – like entertainment or sports coverage?
I guess when you can’t win listeners just based on your ideas, you have to use lawyers to get your way. Disgusting.
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