The “Hush Rush Act” rears its ugly head again.
Democrats Pushing for Censorship with Fairness Doctrine
by Jeff Davis
One of the few remaining tatters of our once proud Constitution was the First Amendment, freedom of speech. Now it seems like the most important right which the Founding Fathers put first in the Bill of Rights will be under siege from the Obama regime. We can expect additional liberal attacts on the Second, Fourth, and Fifth Amendments as well.
An article in WorldNetDaily reports: “Another Democratic U.S. senator has gone on record as supporting the reinstatement of the so-called ‘Fairness Doctrine,’ adding, ‘I feel like that’s gonna happen.’ Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., told radio host and WND columnist Bill Press yesterday when asked about whether it was time to bring back the so-called ‘Fairness Doctrine’: ‘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. I mean, our new president has talked rightly about accountability and transparency. You know, 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.’ ”
In other words: “How dare you criticize us, you horrible little peasants!!” What’s wrong with letting Rush Limbaugh and others have their radio shows and bring out little inconvenient facts about their “Brown Messiah”? We’re seeing the usual liberal arrogance and inability to take criticism. The only thing worse for liberals than criticism is RIDICULE, and some of these talk show hosts are masters at exposing liberal hypocrisy and making laughing stocks out of these pompous, puffed up liberals.
The article notes “Stabenow’s husband, Tom Athans, was executive vice president of the left-leaning talk radio network Air America. He left the network in 2006, when it filed for bankruptcy, and co-founded the TalkUSA Radio Network. Asked by Press if she could be counted on to push for hearings in the Senate this year ‘to bring these (radio station) owners in and hold them accountable,’ Stabenow replied: ‘I have already had some discussions with colleagues and, you know, I feel like that’s gonna happen.’”
In other words, station owners will be subjected to political pressure to silence commentators who criticize the government. This is precisely what is NOT supposed to happen in America. And — for those who don’t know — Air America is the attempt at a left-wing answer to right-wing talk radio. Air America has been struggling to gain an audience. It seems as though most White people are not thrilled with the Gay/liberal alternative to incompetent, stupid and liberal Republicans in the form of George W. Bush and John McCain. 57 percent of White Americans voted against Barack Obama, and Air America continues to wallow with low ratings. The Republican party has self-destructed thanks to the Iraq War, neocons and pro-amnesty liberalism at the top level. Despite this, Air America isn’t growing, and Rush Limbaugh remains highly popular. The liberal solution to this would be to cut off free speech for the likes of Limbaugh.
The article continues “Meanwhile, as WND has previously reported, other Democratic legislators have tried to claim talk about a reintroduction of the so-called ‘Fairness Doctrine’ is merely conspiracy-mongering by right-wing talk radio and its partisan cheerleaders. But other Democrats in the Senate and House – and even a few Republicans – have made no secret of their support for such legislation. ‘For many, many years, we operated under a Fairness Doctrine in this country,’ Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., told Albuquerque radio station KKOB last year. ‘I think the country was well-served. I think the public discussion was at a higher level and more intelligent in those days than it has become since.’ ”
In other words: “We need to get all these annoying white patriots and rabble rousers off the air by cancelling their shows.”
It’s coming, people. The Iron Heel of an African dictator right here in America. If you want a clue how an African leader deals with opposition, look at Haiti or Zimbabwe or the Congo.