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.