Clinton said that there needs to be either "more balance in the programs or have some opportunity for people to offer countervailing opinions." Clinton added that he didn't support repealing the Fairness Doctrine, an act done under Reagan's FCC.
In the past week, a couple Democratic Senators, Debbie Stabenow and Tom Harkin, have both spoken favorably about the Fairness Doctrine, or holding hearings on radio accountability.
Here a few comments on this post with my comments:
For all the tirades about Bush as a "dictator," he never did anything do abridge free speech. Anyone who supports this type of legislation restricting speech is following the true path to tyrany.
Liberal democRATs incessantly complain about Republicans and accuse them of all the things they themselves plan on doing. Thanks to phony media their complaints are amplified and liberal democRATs are presented as innocents. Obama - Pelosi - Reid democRATs are after absolute power. They detest ordinary Americans and they will do anything to limit our freedoms.
Don't these people realize that there WERE programs for "the other side" and they not only flopped (as in few listeners) but sponsors didn't want to invest in them because they were a waste of marketing dollars. The people voted with their listening dollars and there-in lies your answer!
Why do you think the liberal democRATs hate free market or our freedoms. Folks, liberal democRATs are not interested in "fairness". They want the "RIGHT-TALK" on radio. They want people to "RIGHT-THINK". We would not hear them talking about a "fairness" doctrine if the radio talk shows were all dominated by liberals. look at TV news, infotainment shows, major newspapers and Hollywood. No liberal democRAT is talking about fairness there. Heck, these people have been trying to shut Fox News up.
Look at their understanding of "independent" journalist:
Tuesday’s Politico broke the news that ABC News's Chief Washington Correspondent and the host of ABC's Sunday morning news show This Week George Stephanopoulos has daily phone discussions with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel during which he helps formulate and shape the thoughts of and messaging for Emmanuel and the Barack Obama Administration. And that he has had these conversations with Emanuel throughout his tenure at ABC.
CNN liberal pundits Paul Begala and James Carville also participate in the daily round robin telephonic strategy sessions. In the article, Begala said he often can’t remember the originator of any particular insight, and is quoted as saying “We talk so much – was this my idea that James changed, or was this George’s observation that Rahm tweaked?”
Stephanopoulos first joined ABC News as an analyst in 1997. He was serving as a fill-in anchor by 2001 and became host of This Week in September of 2002. When named to what would seem to be an unrealistic post for him in June of that year, Stephanopoulos asserted “If I were biased, I don’t believe I would have gotten the job.”
Don't hold your breath Mr. Bozell.
For more on phony media coverage visit Media Research Center. I don't regularly watch these propagandists on their nightly, weekly news or morning entertainment shows but reading and watching the excerpts on this site from time to time make my stomach sick.
The simple fact is liberal democRATs are intolerant bunch of elitists who think they know what's best for us all simpletons. They detest us. That's why they want us to abort our babies, to send our kids only to public schools so they can brainwash them, to leave our farms to make room for frogs, to commit suicide to prevent global warming bullshit and finally to go away and die quietly without being a burden to their so-called health care system.