Thursday, November 06, 2008

Schumer and the Fairness Docrine.

Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer was recently asked about the Fairness Docrine. He said,

“The very same people who don’t want the Fairness Doctrine want the FCC to limit pornography on the air. I am for that. I think pornography should be limited. But you can’t say ‘government hands off’ in one area of a commercial enterprise, but you’re allowed to intervene in another. That’s not consistent” (CNS News)

I'd say that if Chuck Schumer can't tell the difference between political speech and obscenity, he has no business being a senator!

Besides, one of the big issues with the Fairness Doctrine is that it is a bald-faced attempt at censorship of conservative speech since the Fairness Docrtine is only directed at radio stations, and most radio-talk shows tend to be conservative.

The Democrats would never propose a Fairness Doctrine directed at Television because ABC, NBC, MSNBC, CBS and CNN are all decidedly Left wing. I have no doubt that if a Fairness Doctrine had been applied to TV, Barack Obama would not be President elect right now! The Democrats know this which is why they would never propose applying the Fairness Docrine to TV.

There is nothing "fair" about the "Fairness Doctrine." It is unconstitutional censorship of free speech.

1 comment:

Kevin said...

I am in complete agreement with you on this topic. This so-called "Fairness Doctrine" is clearly targeted at limiting information available to poor and rural voters. The government regulates the airwaves and the Democrats are proposing that they abuse this power to unconstitutionally limit free political speech. They are attempting to suppress and control a free media.

Although... to follow the pattern... the government also regulates unions... maybe we should pass laws requiring that unions ensure their political giving is fair and balanced between both parties. I mean... it's only fair.