Thursday, February 5, 2009

Chopping Up the Bill of Rights

Well we knew this was coming, folks. Freedom of Speech: RIP


WASHINGTON -- February 5, 2009: 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 said that, in the day of the Fairness Doctrine, "you had to have balance," and continued, "I think something that requires that in a market with owners that have multiple stations that they have got to have balance -- there has to be some community interest -- balance, you know, standard that says both sides have to be heard."
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 Seante "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."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If our government is going to do this with talk radio, then they sure better do it with television, newspapers and news stations. They all spew their liberal views each and every day and the majority of Americans, what 95% believe in God and are more right/centered than they are left. If it's going to be FAIR then it should be FAIR in all! The liberals are threatened by talk radio because they tell the truth!!