05 February 2009

So much for that First Ammendment

(Ripping off Reynolds) They told me that if I voted for John McCain, the government would use it's power to intimidate those expressing points of view contrary to those of the Executive Branch. And they were right!

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) told nationally syndicated talk host Bill Press this morning that the recent flips of liberal Talk stations in several markets were a "disservice to the public."

Stabenow told Press that the airwaves are "dominated by one view" that "overwhelms people's opinions -- and, unfortunately, incorrectly," and said that "right-wing conservative talk hosts" are "trying to make people angry and saying all kinds of things that aren't true and so on."

When Press asked if it is time to bring back the Fairness Doctrine, Stabenow responded, "I think it's absolutely time to pass a standard." To Press' inquiry as to whether she will push for hearings in the Senate "to bring these owners in and hold them accountable," Stabenow replied, "I have already had some discussions with
colleagues, and, you know, I feel like that's going to happen. Yep."

Used to be that when government decided what could and could not be broadcast, it was called fascism. Happily, under Obama, when the government decides what can and cannot not be broadcast it's now called fairness.

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