Monday, June 25, 2007

Feinstein "Looking At" Bringing Back "Fairness" Doctrine

One of my California senators, Dianne Feinstein, is joining the chorus threatening to bring back the so-called Fairness Doctrine.

Feinstein's reason? She doesn't like the way talk radio has approached the immigration bill; she claims talk radio doesn't present information about the bill fairly. So her response is to clamp down on free speech.

Ironically, Feinstein's claim that talk radio takes "one or two things" out of the bill to discuss "out of context," "without a lot of information," couldn't be further from the truth.

Unlike many senators, talk radio hosts including Hugh Hewitt and Sean Hannity have actually read and studied the entire bill, which runs hundreds of pages.

The reality is that it is only on talk radio and blogs where the American people are receiving a complete picture of what's actually hidden in the immigration bill.

Senators like Feinstein and Trent Lott don't want the American people to a) hear the truth and b) voice our opinions, and would rather force us to quietly obey the 100 Kings and Queens of the Senate.


Blogger Dana said...

'Fairness'...its all in the eye of the beholder, eh?

2:02 PM  
Blogger Wolf Flywheel said...

How is it not obvious to the complete body of the American people that this political strong-arming of free speech is just a last ditch effort by the libs? As we saw in the last presidential election, Bush won with a higher margin than before after supposedly being a failure and after numerous attacks from the left. This means that eventhough the left was ramping up propaganda, the majority of American voters went the way of the conservative. This is a conservative nation. Conservatives didn't lose the Senate either. They just didn't win (if that makes sense). I feel we will step up to the plate again this election and show that this is a country full of God-fearing conservatives. All this talk of the fairness doctrine is just the left making an attempt to legislate what we can hear and what opinions we are informed of. It's stabbing the bull to give the matador an even field. It's wrong, but I feel that even if they attempt to install this "doctrine" it won't have the results they want. It'll be like shoveling animal turds off the Ark: when you clean it up here, there's going to be more over there. You just can't stiop truth from getting to the people when that is what they truly seek. (OK- No more 'Bag-o-Bones' length comments from me. I promise.)

4:36 PM  
Blogger Dana said...

Wolfie, ditto what you said. It almost feels as if this is a microcosm of at great wave almost cresting and ready to break - one way or the other. The polarization of our country is like nothing before (not just Iraq, but immigration, Iran, etc)and I can't help but feel the tide will turn for the worse.

I'm psyching myself up to withstand 4 years of Hillary shrilly screaming at us.

10:07 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Wolf (and Dana!), your opinions are of interest and you're always welcome to post as long as you'd like. :) I'm not always very concise commenting elsewhere myself, LOL!

"Conservatives didn't lose the Senate either. They just didn't win (if that makes sense)."

I hope you're right!

Dana, speaking of Hillary, I heard about the SOPRANOS spoof when I was away and couldn't believe the Clintons would willingly represent themselves as mobsters, even jokingly, given their highly questionable histories on everything from Whitewater to cattle futures to Vince Foster, etc.

Best wishes,

1:47 PM  

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