Rush asks Obama for a weasel-free answer

Rush Limbaugh’s WSJ op-ed asks Obama to rule out all forms of content-monitoring and control on radio.  I have a straightforward question, which I hope you will answer in a straightforward way: Is it your intention to censor talk radio through a variety of contrivances, such as “local content,” “diversity of ownership,” and “public interest” ...

Obama, at least, denies he wants to reintroduce the Fairness Doctrine

At least we have some good news, that on the eve of a Rush Limbaugh op-ed on the FedDoc, an Obama spokesman suddenly discovered some clarity within the administration and said that Obama will stand by his campaign rhetoric on the issue. That’s good as far as it goes, but there are a few problems: ...

At least one Democrat is against the Fairness Doctrine

Self-described liberal Democrat Camille Paglia complains that her party has betrayed its soul by thinking it can monitor and control the ideological content of the mass media. Good for her, but where are the other “liberal” defenders of free speech? H/T: Instapundit Share this:More

Fairness Doctrine is coming sooner than anyone thought

Fairness Doctrine is coming sooner than anyone thought
Obama’s two main spokesmen, David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs, have both refused to put to rest rumors that the administration is planning to reintroduce the Fairness Doctrine. With the country facing Obama’s promised economic catastrophe, one might have thought it in Obama’s interest to put this “distraction” behind him and rule it out once and for ...

One-way accountability

Debbie Stabenow, a Democratic senator from Michigan, is on record as advocated the revival of the Fairness Doctrine, but note how the perspective is remarkably undemocratic. Now, whether it’s called the Fairness Standard, whether it’s called something else – I absolutely think it’s time to be bringing accountability to the airwaves. I mean, our new president has talked rightly ...

Lighting the fuse on the Fairness Bomb

FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell has reminded Democrats that their Fairness Doctrine gambit may backfire and see them lose all existing leverage over radio and television programming.  In a string of media cases stretching back over more than 20 years, various judges on the D.C. Circuit – both Democratic and Republican appointees – have suggested that ...

A petition against free speech?

A petition against free speech?
Democratic congressfolk have launched a petition against Rush Limbaugh for his statement that he hopes that Obama fails to get his policies implemented. This is from politicians who somehow persist in calling themselves liberals. In free societies, if you don’t like what someone is saying, you can just stop listening. What business is it of ...

Fairness Doctrine punishes honesty

Selwyn Duke at American Thinker points out that a revived Fairness Doctrine only punished communicators who are honest about their beliefs. After all, who’s to label the various sides of the debate if not the participants themselves? If you don’t label yourself as biased, you need no antidote. The dirty little secret behind the Fairness ...