Monday, July 02, 2007

Fairness Doctrine??? Not So Fast! We CAN Stop Them!

Fairness Doctrine??? Not So Fast! We CAN Stop Them!

I’ve been ranting about the imminent re-imposition of the Fairness Doctrine for some time now. Not just “yours truly”, but many conservatives on the Internet have been doing the same thing. We have rattled cages in DC and it would appear we have gotten the attention of a few Congressman and Senators. Below is a round up of some of the news coming out of DC in the past few days as it pertains to the Fairness Doctrine:
House Shoots Down Reinstating Fairness DoctrineFMQB - Cherry Hill,NJ,USAThe amendment bars the FCC from using federal funds to reinstate theso-called "Fairness Doctrine." "Complementing theabsolute explosion in alternative ...

McCain Backs Bill to Block Fairness DoctrineBroadcast Newsroom - Newport Beach,CA,USAMike Pence's effort to block reimposition of the fairnessdoctrine has found an opposite number on the Senate side. Late Friday,Senator and presidential ...

House Moves to Prohibit Return of Broadcast 'Fairness Doctrine ...New York Times - United States... CONGRESSIONAL QUARTERLY The House voted Thursday to bar theFederal Communications Commission from reinstating the broadcast"fairness doctrine" even ...

'Fairness' for Kerry: A liberal lock on the airwavesBoston Herald - United StatesJohn Kerry wants the Fairness Doctrine reinstated for broadcastersbecause the media "have been able to squeeze down and squeeze out opinionof opposing ...

Update on the "Fairness Doctrine"Liberty Papers - Elk Grove,CA,USAJohn F. Kennedy The United States House of Representatives hasoverwhelmingly voted against funding the Fairness Doctrine....

Transcript: 'Special Report with Brit Hume,' June 28, 2007FOX News - USAAt least one leading Democrat on Capitol Hill is backing off a bid on talk of reinstating the fairness doctrine, a long dead Federal Communications ...

The "Fairness Doctrine" Temporarily Thwarted by Mike Pence ...By Devil's Advocate (Devil's Advocate)In an effort to combat reimplementation of the archaic "Fairness Doctrine," Congressman Mike Pence, together with Congressman Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and RSC Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) introduced an amendment to the Financial Services ...Copious Dissent - Your Daily... -

House hammers Fairness Doctrine ....By Lynn Vincent....By 309-115 vote, House lawmakers yesterday amended the Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill to bar the FCC from reinstituting the Fairness Doctrine. The doctrine would require broadcasters to balance ...World Magazine Blog -

House Moves to Prohibit Return of Broadcast 'Fairness Doctrine ...The House voted Thursday to bar the Federal Communications Commission from reinstating the broadcast "fairness doctrine" even though there are no legislative or regulatory proposals to bring back the - All Stories -

The Fairness Doctrine is still dead ...By (Redstate Network)The Fairness Doctrine was an FCC regulation which required all licensed broadcasters to present all sides of an issue as being of equal merit. It came into existence in 1949 because everyone was frightened of communists. ...Redstate - Conservative News... -

Coleman, Thune To Block Fairness Doctrine In Senate....By, Mike Pence won bipartisan approval for his amendment blocking the FCC from reinstating the Fairness Doctrine. That amendment is attached to the appropriation for the agency, which requires a companion amendment in the Senate. ...Captain's Quarters -

So, we have the ball rolling now. We must stay behind it and not let up the pressure! We know we can do this. We learned that we have to create an avalanche of correspondence to our Senators and Congresspersons to get their attention. Why? Because it works! Remember, too, the entire US House of Representatives is up for re-election next year. They are as vulnerable, right now, as they will ever be to pressure from constituents.

As a 30-year (retired) veteran of the Broadcasting Business, I know the evils of the so-called-Fairness Doctrine. As a conservative Blogger, I am absolutely convinced that if the Left gets away with the re-imposition of the Fairness Doctrine on Broadcasters, it will only be a matter of time before they seek out ways to silence Conservative talk and communication on the Internet! Count on it.

The time to stop them is now… RIGHT NOW!


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lefty said...

it's sad that conservative bloggers like yourself resort to fear mongering to drive policy.

the fairness doctrine has nothing to do with silencing anyone; it has everything to do with giving a voice to others.

i would say that you should be ashamed, but from my experience conservatives have little shame.

Longstreet said...

Lefty: Your left-wing arrogance doesn't work here! I have 30 years experience working under the restrictions of the so-called Fairness Doctrine. I KNOW of what I speak.

Best regards!


Frank said...

That's ok, if Fox was on national air waves instead of cable we all know it would put those idelogs out of business.... I wish congress would change the law back regarding foreigners to own media outlets, (OMISSION by ED.)

Longstreet said...

But, Frank... Murdoch IS an American Citizen. I knew he was... butI lloked it up to be sure. On September 4, 1985, Murdoch became a naturalized citizen, to satisfy the legal requirement that only US citizens could own American television stations. If I am not mistaken, the same holds true for Radio Station in the US as well.

By the way, Murdoch contributes to Mrs. Bill Clinton. Did you know that? As a matter of fact... most corporations contribute to both political parties. Never know when they will need the assistance of one or the other.