Democrat Senator Debbie Stabenow says she wants hearings on “accountability” in radio, suggesting Democrats are eying a return of the Fairness Doctrine.
What Senator Debbie Stabenow, and the rest of her cohorts, really want, is to muzzle conservative talk radio.
During an interview with Stabenow, syndicated radio host Bill Press said conservatives “should not be the only voices heard on talk radio” and asked the Michigan lawmaker: “So, is it time to bring back the Fairness Doctrine?”
Stabenow: “I think it’s absolutely time to pass a standard. 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.
“Our new president has talked rightly about accountability and transparency, that we all have to step up and be responsible. And I think in this case, there needs to be some accountability and standards put in place.”
Your new president talks out of both sides of his mouth like most of you Democrats do. You and your bunch have yet to hold yourselves accountable and with this latest debacle of a pork bill, you damn sure aren’t transparent. Especially when you try to slide in the “pig in a poke” under the noses of the American taxpayers!
What you really can’t accept is that NOBODY wants to listen to the drivel of Liberal radio talk show hosts. Even if the radio owners did put both on the radio for equal time, you would find them getting less numbers than the conservatives, because Liberals have nothing that the majority of radio listeners want to listen to!
You say, “I have already had some discussions with colleagues and, you know, I feel like that’s going to happen.”
When you do, you will find yourself out of a job and back on the streets, because WE THE PEOPLE of these United States are the government, and WE WILL NOT allow you to infringe on our First Amendment rights!
Since talk radio is overwhelmingly dominated by conservative hosts, and liberal talk radio draws few listeners, the “equal time” provision would likely force many radio stations to pull popular conservative hosts from the air rather than air low-rated liberal hosts.
Why are Liberal hosts “low-rated?” Because they can’t come up with anything new, or original. All they can spew is their typical Liberal (think: Communist) dogma from the same old, tired playbook.
Bill Press wrote on his Web site: “I’m not a big fan of bringing back the Fairness Doctrine. But if station owners won’t act on their own to offer a mix of voices on the radio, this Congress and this new administration will find a way to force them to do so. And the sooner, the better.”
Mr. Press, I can assure you, if this administration even thinks about imposing restrictive free speech against what WE THE PEOPLE want to listen to, I can assure you WE WILL reach over to the knob on the radio and TURN YOU, and the rest of your ilk, OFF!
And how dare you think that you are going to bully the station owners into cowtowing to the censoring of your Marxist agenda? If I were a station owner and you hauled my ass into a Senate hearing to bully me, I would tell you exactly what to kiss!
That’s an exercise of the First Amendment!