Tuesday, February 15, 2011

GOP seeks to bury regulation of “political speech”

We read:
"Seeking to hammer the final nail in the coffin of the Fairness Doctrine, two Republican lawmakers who are former broadcasters have reintroduced a bill that would prevent the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from regulating political speech on the airwaves.

Amid calls for the reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine after the assassination attempt on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz, last month, Reps. Mike Pence of Indiana and Greg Walden of Oregon unveiled this week the Broadcaster Freedom Act, which would ban the FCC from forcing broadcasters to give free airtime to opposing sides on controversial issues."

Source

Instead of trying to stop the fairness doctrine, conservatives should insist that it be extended to newspapers too. That would put the cat among the pigeons! The fairness doctrine would never be heard of again! Can you imagine the NYT being obliged to run editorials by Sarah Palin? All the Leftist NY Jews that the paper serves would rip it up in fury.

13 comments:

PIL said...

God help us when the Demoncrats try to impose the fairness doctrine on the blogosphere. Then we'll be forced to run articles by progressives.


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Anonymous said...

"Then we'll be forced to run articles by progressives. "

Holy shit! The end of life as we know it.

PIL said...

Yes 2:05, it would be the end of life as we know it. Is that what you want? A PC society where everyone has the same views and shuts up when they don't?

Anonymous said...

"it would be the end of life as we know it. "

LOL

Anonymous said...

The unfairness Doctrine just what BIG BRTHER wants to control the masses by controling all communications just like in the opening narrations to the classic sci fi series THE OUTER LIMITS was WE,LL CONTROL ALL YOU SEE AND HEAR

Anonymous said...

Is life so great "as we know it"?!!

Anonymous said...

"Is life so great "as we know it"?!!"

For me it is! Not so much during the Bush regime. I suffered for 8 years. Now, it'w your turn to suffer, repugs.

Anonymous said...

What you mindless dupes of the left don't realize is that "many" Repubs were NOT pro-Bush! But even Bush was better than the 1/2 black Marxist-in-Chief.

Anonymous said...

"What you mindless dupes of the left don't realize is that "many" Repubs were NOT pro-Bush!"

yeah, all two of ya. LOL.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps 3:34 was merely making a general philosophical observation about the human condition!

Anonymous said...

radio spectrum is different than newspaper. the public can arguably said to jointly own radio spectrum.

I would like it if we reserved some of it to be unregulated though

Anonymous said...

radio spectrum is different than newspaper. the public can arguably said to jointly own radio spectrum.

Good point. The public owns the airwaves and the radio spectrum as a technical issue.

However, the public does not own a radio station and the government had no right to regulate political speech. Such an action is blatantly against the letter and spirit of the First Amendment.

Person! said...

They should also extend it to Christian publications and force them to run anti-religious commentary! All the right-wing redneck WASPS that the publications serve would rip it up in fury!!!