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Old 02-24-2009, 06:58 PM   #1
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Default Fairness Doctrine

Isn't that a form of censorship and against Freedom of Speech?

Mileage tax now being looked at with the public already paying federal tax on Gas. Plus we would be required to have GPS units installed in our cars so big brother government can see where we go and how often.

Then tax us on the miles we drive. is that another way of seeing who goes where, and how is the government supposed to get smaller with it getting bigger to follow the citizens around tracking where they go?

Well some folks wanted change and boy did we get it.
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Old 02-24-2009, 07:10 PM   #2
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It depends. IF they require that a certain number of stations carry liberal talk it may not matter. BUT if they require that the same amount of listeners listen to liberal talk as do conservative talk, it'll be a HUGE problem. They'll have to convert stations by the thousands, and it would HAVE to be Orwellian.

Nobody listens to liberal talk. I work in radio and there are years and years and years of Arbitron ratings to back that up. It just doesn't work.

People listen to what they want to listen to, and they DO NOT want to listen to liberal talk.
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Old 02-24-2009, 08:28 PM   #3
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North Korea has a Fairness Doctrine...those folks seem pretty happy with their Dear Leader.

where is my brown shirt anyway?
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WTF .. the frist post is about Mileage tax and GPS traxing ...

post #2 about liberal and conservative talk radio ...

post #3 about North Korea ....

I have missed something here someone help me
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I have missed something here someone help me
its just typical (and expected) spin.

get used to it.

still waiting on my free gps unit for my vehicle though. those things are awesome! (still deciding on the tom-tom or gervin).
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Old 02-25-2009, 12:46 AM   #6
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its just typical (and expected) spin.

get used to it.

still waiting on my free gps unit for my vehicle though. those things are awesome! (still deciding on the tom-tom or gervin).
Typical spin....not quite Tony...there are plenty of liberals trying to push the Fairness Doctrine, and they are very public about it. Fortunately, Obama wants nothing to do with this, he has said this when asked. However, they are working on a certain form of the Fairness Doctrine, and they will call it something else, and it will probably pass
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Fortunately, Obama wants nothing to do with this, he has said this when asked. :
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say what?

I mis-spoke when i said he has said this it was a white house spokesman



White House: Obama Opposes 'Fairness Doctrine' Revival
A White House spokesman tells FOXNews.com President Obama opposes any move to bring back the so-called Fairness Doctrine.

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President Obama opposes any move to bring back the so-called Fairness Doctrine, a spokesman told FOXNews.com Wednesday.

The statement is the first definitive stance the administration has taken since an aide told an industry publication last summer that Obama opposes the doctrine -- a long-abolished policy that would require broadcasters to provide opposing viewpoints on controversial issues.

"As the president stated during the campaign, he does not believe the Fairness Doctrine should be reinstated," White House spokesman Ben LaBolt told FOXNews.com.

That was after both senior adviser David Axelrod and White House press secretary Robert Gibbs left open the door on whether Obama would support reinstating the doctrine.

"I'm going to leave that issue to Julius Genachowski, our new head of the FCC ... and the president to discuss. So I don't have an answer for you now," Axelrod told FOX News Sunday over the weekend when asked about the president's position.

The debate over the so-called Fairness Doctrine has heated up in recent days as prominent Democratic senators have called for the policies to be reinstated. Conservative talk show hosts, who see the doctrine as an attempt to impose liberal viewpoints on their shows, largely oppose any move to bring it back.

Fueling discussion, a report in the American Spectator this week said aides to Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman, Calif., met last week with staff for the Federal Communications Commission to discuss ways to enact Fairness Doctrine policies. The report said Waxman was also interested in applying those standards to the Internet, which drew ridicule from supporters and opponents of the doctrine.

Both the FCC and Waxman's office denied the report.

The Fairness Doctrine was adopted in 1949 and held that broadcasters were obligated to provide opposing points of views on controversial issues of national importance. It was halted under the Reagan administration.


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Spin? The Fairness Doctrine is a POS. That's not spin.
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I was using the Example of Fairness in North Korea to compare it against any type of oppression or supression of the 1st Amendment of our constitution that gaurentees free Speech.

It was a joke. North Korea doesn't have Free Speech.
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