Saturday, February 7, 2009

The Fairness Doctrine Just Won't Die

We have a new Senator weighing in on imposing the fairness doctrine, Debbie Stabenow (D, MI).

Stabenow, the Senator of my home state of Michigan, is an idiot. The only reason I consider it fortunate that she is our Senator is that she is completely and totally useless. While this seems like an odd point, consider how corrupt members of Congress and the Senate are. We have the advantage of having a Senator who is too stupid and uninspiring to be a danger.

Now she all of a sudden wants to put on big girl pants and actually take a stand on something. Another senator lines up behind 'Fairness Doctrine'.

All emphasis mine.

Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., told radio host and WND columnist Bill Press yesterday when asked about whether it was time to bring back the so-called "Fairness Doctrine": "I think it's absolutely time to pass a standard. Now, whether it's called the Fairness Standard, whether it's called something else – I absolutely think it's time to be bringing accountability to the airwaves. I mean, our new president has talked rightly about accountability and transparency. You know, that we all have to step up and be responsible. And, I think in this case, there needs to be some accountability and standards put in place."

What would roust Stabenow from her slumber, you ask? This next passage from the article may contain a clue.

Stabenow's husband, Tom Athans, was executive vice president of the left-leaning talk radio network Air America. He left the network in 2006, when it filed for bankruptcy, and co-founded the TalkUSA Radio Network.

I realize her motives are a little subtle but the clue is in there, just keep reading it.


cube said...

Stupid, mindless liberals like Stabenow can wreak havoc on radio. Yes they can! They'd never touch the biased print media, TV, or movies, however, because their plan is to stop conservativism. There's nothing fair about the "fairness" doctrine.

shoprat said...

If the "fairness doctrine" really did what it was supposed to do ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, PBS, Countless Newspapers and magazines would have to give us equal time. Won't work that way.

Leslie said...

If you can't beat them...ban them. I think the fact that most major newspapers are failing and losing subscriptions; most network news programs are losing viewers and sponsors proves to the liberals that they are losing their grasp on controlling the media.

How do you take over a government? Through controlling information. Read the book "1984" folks, you would be amazed at how super scary close we are getting to making it a reality.

Think about it.

(We are also getting super scary close to some of the events in "Atlas Shrugged" a long read --could have done without the language-- but scary concept.)

Nikki said...

Love the new headliner digs! The fairness doctrine is such great blogging food! What other party would whine about domestic phone tapping and the right to privacy infringement and in the same breath crap all over the 2nd amendment in the constitution they claim to cherish...astounding! :)N

Chuck said...

Cube, amazing it's just radio

Shoprat, if they had to provide fair and balance coverage we wouldn't be having this discussion, Obama would not have won

Leslie, I say the same thing, run them out of business

Nikki, well put