Friday, November 14, 2008

There is a Problem. The Fairness Doctrine is Not the Answer.

There is very much a problem in the media. The left leaning types demonize business, race bait and paint every thing with a big government solution. The right leaning types commonly drop little facts, constantly fall back on religion and the constitution with little explanation (even if they are right) and write off groups like the humanists and segment of the culture they can't seem to understand.

The solution is not the Fairness Doctrine. You need many more fair journalists. And more entertaining commentators that are willing to be fun and inquisitive. I have mentioned Dave Glover in this area before and he is a good example, although he has gone more to the entertainment side of late.

From: Broadcast Blackout of Left’s 'Fairness' Doctrine Push
New York Senator Charles Schumer: "The very same people who don’t want the Fairness Doctrine want the FCC to limit pornography on the air," Schumer told the Fox News Channel. "You can’t say, ‘government hands off in one area’ to a commercial enterprise, but you’re allowed to intervene in another. That’s not consistent."
Talk radio and porn are the same thing to the government? The whole thing is insane. I am not diving to far into this, because well it is insane. There is a good chance it will happen like the rest of the insanity. Others have gotten in to it.

The Fairness Doctrine: What You May Not Know

"If you are unfamiliar with The Fairness Doctrine...and perhaps "fairness" sounds like a good thing, here is an example of what such a doctrine, more commonly known today as a "censorship doctrine," would require: if Rush Limbaugh has a 3 hour daily program, that station must allow a 3 hour daily program with an opposing viewpoint - think the failed Air America, Al Franken, Randi Rhodes. If sponsors do not want to advertise on an unpopular show, because no one listens, then what? I don't think we know."
And there are links to the left. And look like they are going to paint the right as the problem.

Podesta's Media Matters Paves the Way For Fairness Doctrine

They are starting early and going hard at the right. Is this the Obama Nuclear Option? Time will tell.

1 comment:

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I don't think the Dems can pull off reinstating the Unfair 'Fairness Doctrine'. Fascist fools. For one thing it's (talk radio) too big an industry. It must employ Tens of thousands. NPR and Air America would also have to air conservative opinions.

And monitoring blogs and telling them to post opposing views like someone said a while back, is way, way beyond absurd and would be absolutely impossible to enforce as well.

It's totally un-constitutional. If the Dems at first get their way, conservatives, starting with Michael Savage will sue NPR and Air America. The Supremes would eventually rule against it I believe.

Chucky Shmucky Schumer likened Conservative Talk Radio it to Child Porn. How insane must he be? The main reason so-called 'Liberal' Talk Radio fails is that the so-called 'Progressive' doctrine is bankrupt, an empty suit. It's not a lack of talent, it's just that even most angry Libs eventually get bored of being told that Republicans, Bush, and America are evil.

The 'Liberals' have no legitimate argument so they can only try to shut down the opposition. They have NO chance at winning 'the argument'.
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silence your critics

call yourself progressive
push your victims agenda

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