More Democrats in Favor of The Fairness Doctrine

28 06 2007

Filed under: Fairness Doctrine, John Kerry, Dick Durbin, Liberalism

The leftist Center for American Progress report last week on talk radio was the liberals neat and tidy way to resurrect the Fairness Doctrine? But who said anything about the Fairness Doctrine? No one, liberals say.

Dianne Feinstein did.

Dennis Kucinich did.

Two more prominent Democrat leaders, John Kerry and Dick Durbin, are in favor of The Fairness Doctrine. How else can they force liberalism on Americans?

Here’s what Kerry had to say on the Brian Lehrer show:

Hat tip: Ian

Transcript:

“I think the Fairness Doctrine ought to be there and I also think equal time doctrine ought to come back. I mean these are the people who wiped out one of the most profound changes in the balance of the media is when the conservatives got rid of the equal time requirements. And the result is that, you know, they’ve been able to squeeze down and squeeze out opinion of opposing views and I think it’s been an important transition in the imbalance of our public…”

And here’s what Durbin said:

“It’s time to reinstitute the Fairness Doctrine,” said Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.). “I have this old-fashioned attitude that when Americans hear both sides of the story, they’re in a better position to make a decision.”

Durbin is so far out of touch with Americans that “old-fashioned” to him is seeing America run by a liberal communist as in the former USSR. Kerry wishes that it were him. And where is the criticism for the left-leaning print media, network news coverage, and academia control? Oh, that’s right. It’s not biased. But talk radio is.

Then please explain why millions listen to conservative talk radio but not liberal talk radio.

Rep. Mike Pence is already on the ball. He introduced legislation yesterday to curb any “leftist Fairness” action before it can begin, but faces a huge uphill battle with the “Fairness-controlled” Congress.

Recent calls for reinstating the so-called “Fairness Doctrine” has prompted members of Congress, talk radio and blogosphere to take action. This morning, Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., spoke to bloggers about recent efforts by congressional Democrats to reinstate the policy.

I think it’s a very serious threat,” he told the group of roughly a dozen bloggers. Pence came direct from the floor of the House, after introducing a bill, called The Broadcaster Freedom Act, which “will prevent the FCC or any future President from reinstating the Fairness Doctrine.”

The bill should be filed by the end of this week.

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