Ughh! Will it ever end? The Libs are just mad because people want to listen to Conservative talk shows instead. Why can't they just get over it and move on?
Because, Arrow, the democrats are egotistical enough to think that by pulling this off, they can attempt to control public opinion for the 2008 elections.
I thought this country was based in part on Freedom of Speech, not
Freedom from Speech...
All great countries were destroyed from the inside. And a great way to destroy this great country is also from the inside. One of the greatest protections we have is the First Amendment, which specifically states in part that there is a guarantee by our government of free public press for its citizens and their associations, extended to members of news gathering organizations.
If the Libs do away with that, then what?
wkmac said:To the "LIBS" who call for this fairness doctrine it comes down to "be careful what you ask for because you might just get it!" I'm no fan of Rush, Sean (I remember him locally before he hit the bigtime and Neal Boortz use to clean his clock) or Savage but I absolutely and completely oppose the so-called fairness doctrine. All these talk shows are entertainment much in the same vein as championship wrestling and nothing more and should be left completely alone IMO. When so-called libs raise a ruckess about talk radio they really give them an air of being more than they really are.
Exactly wkmac ,Talk Radio=Entertainers with agendas,for entertainment purposes only.I also oppose the fairness doctrine bills re-instatement.Bringing attention to these radio air wave outlets will create a backlash for even more exposure for Rush and the boys to spew their bias agendas.AKA..(The Martha Stewart--Paris hilton effect)
Mainstream America have several outlets to rec'v un-bias news/info,let the far right congregate to talk radio and fox.Any way the people need to hear both sides of the issues and hopefully decipher the truth from the lies.
I don't disagree with the point but it goes both ways. When Bush stood up and proclaimed "if you ain't with us, you agin us!" is also another way to stamp out freedom of speech and expression. Anytime someone offers another point of view, the Bush choirboys step up with the "unpatriotic and terrorist lover" labels and ready to cast them to hounds of perdition for the simple fact that they have a different point of view and are willing to offer it. I wonder what the attitude here would be if someone suggested any complaints about Central States or the union was heresy and should be met with the harshest of measures? And there is no 1st amendment protection in this case because the 1st amendment is a prohibition against the Federal gov't from limiting the individual the right to speak freely especially when it comes to gov't policy.
Free Speech is just that, the freedom to speak your mind and opinion anytime you see fit as it pertains to gov't policy. As a citizen we do have that right just as you have the right to disagree and say why. The 1st amendment was put in place for the very reason that King George (the 18th century version) also gave his own "if you ain't with us, you agin us" speech and the results were a revolution and a freedom few in the history of man have enjoyed. Most of that has been wiped away so what little is left needs to be harshly defended with no apologies except to our forefathers for wasting away what they gave us.
Democrats seem to be in the lead on pushing this fairness doctrine but make no mistake, if the tables were turned and Rush, Sean and Mike were libs and the universe as we know it was turned upside down, you can bet the very people today crying for the fairness doctrine would be in total opposition and those opposed would be it's champion.
Circumstances always dictate the flow of politics, not principles as they want you to believe!
I don't think that if the world was turned upsided down, which is what would have to take place, and the Libs were on top in talk radio that the Conservative Talk shows would be pushing the "Fairness Doctrine." I think they'd take it and move on. Such as the Howard Stern aproach that you mentioned.
wkmac.....that senator is something like me.....responding to your posts without really reading them (like now).
What I wanted to tell you was that your avatar reminded me that on "My Life on the D List", Kathy Griffin had a date with Mr.Jeremy. As soon as I saw Ron Jeremy, I thought of you. Weird, huh?
I want everyone to quit fixing everything. Lets just stop and take a breathe, smoke free or not.
Im tired of people telling me I cant go to a restaurant, and decide if I want to sit in smoking or non smoking.
Im tired of people telling me I have to wear a seat belt in my own car.
Or I have to have my dog neutered, or I have to pay tax on a plate to drive something I already paid tax on, or to get a license to drive a car, I have been driving for years.
Or I have to wear a helmet to ride my bicycle, or my motorcycle.
Im tired of politicians telling the strippers, they have to re robe at midnight, or else.
Or I have to show my ID to buy alcohol if I look under 40 (well not so much)
I listen to radio and tv, and tune in what I want, and tune out what I dont. If I cant get anything but lib, radio, sometimes I just listen and get deeply depressed. Sometimes Rush annoys the living sH** out of me, but I have a choice and I dont want it to go away.
Somewhere soon the politicians need to find something else to do besides governing every move I make with my money. Leave me the heck alone. And leave our rights alone.
And go to work and make a difference, earn your money, and leave us all alone, it will all be fine without your intervention!!