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Lurch Missteps on Fairness Doctrine

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It seems certain Democrats don’t truly believe in the Fairness Doctrine

John Kerry made an awful gaffe today with respect to his views about equal time on the airwaves.  He made the statement that the media has the responsibility to not give equal time to the Tea Party, because he doesn’t believe it’s true.

Isn’t that what disagreement and discourse is all about?  I think the entire Democrat party, with our President, are a bunch of socialistic progressive statists who want to divide the classes to rich and poor, wipe out the middle class, destroy the concept of property rights, and basically move us to a ruling oligarchy. And they will be the first to say that’s untrue.  It’s called difference of opinion, Lurch. Not everyone thinks along the same lines you do. Get used to it.

If you remember, the so-called Fairness Doctrine attempts to force media outlets to give equal time to each side of divisive and controversial arguments.  For example, if a radio station does an hour of Christian programming, it has to offer an hour of airtime for Atheist programming. If a talk program goes into anti-gay topics, it has to offer the pro-gay movement an opportunity to speak.  In short, it’s the government regulating and mandating so-called "fairness".

I’ve linked up a very good write-up of the Fairness Doctrine here

Here’s an article from 2007 that talks about Lurch wanting to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine as an attack against conservative talk radio.  And yet today, here he is blathering about how the media should not give the Tea Party’s views equal time.

Hey John, be sure to ask your French cousin, Brice Lalonde, for the proper meaning for the term "faux pas".  Doofus.

And just to be mean, here’s a random photo op of John Kerry – perhaps one he probably would want censored. What a guy.

Written by Rick

August 5, 2011 at 8:54 am

In Short – News Gone Bankrupt

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Well, dig this…

Today, Times Co., owner of the New York Times and Tribune Co., owner of the Chicago Tribune and the LA Times have reported they are in financial straits. The Times is borrowing $225 million against its big beautiful building in Manhattan while Tribune Co. is filing for bankruptcy protection because its owner is $13 billion in the hole.

No big surprise there – after all, the Times, (NY and LA), as well as the Chi-Trib have been journalistically bankrupt for years with all the liberal leaning nonsense that’s unfit to print.  I guess cash follows rhetoric.

Or is there some other reason why Air (head) America can’t compete with Rush, Sean, and Glenn?  Maybe it’s because no one wants to hear their garbage – so they have to have the FCC”s help to upend the table so they get their share.

Advice: Make a newspaper that people, left and right wing, actually want to read. Advertisers won’t buy ad space if your lousy publications aren’t in the faces of people.

After all, people can always roll up their dead fish in white paper, rather than old newsprint.

Written by Rick

December 8, 2008 at 12:09 pm

The Conservative Underground: Day 1

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Yeah, OK, we lost last night and the Obama-philes are reveling in their victory. Meanwhile, in the bunker, the Conservative Underground awakens…

Y’all read my letter last night and as gracious as I had hoped to be, that doesn’t mean that I’m going to shut up and dance liberal. Oh, no, my friends, we’ve been on defense before and one thing that life has taught me: the struggle doesn’t end here.

It will only end when Jesus comes back. But until that time, our duty as Christians is to be subject to the higher powers. Since the US requires citizen participation to work, Christians should work to further the cause of Christ by changing the political tides when we can.

But before we do, let me illuminate three key expectations that you will probably see (at the risk of sounding prophetic) in the coming days:

1. We can expect that the liberals will continue to shut us down. Chuck Schumer, just yesterday, noted a desire to return the so-called Fairness Doctrine to the table, equating talk radio “fairness” to that of pornography, in the interest of equality towards private enterprise.

Listen up Chuck, if you are so darned concerned about fairness, then let’s talk about how UN-fair the tax rates are to the affluent. Why is it fair for a person making $250k/year to pay 40% of that in taxes while someone who makes $45k/year to pay 23%?

You’re not interested in fairness. You’re only interested in making things “fair” to suit your own liberal purposes.

Additionally, while Nancy Pelosi talks about creating a true bi-partisan atmosphere, something that she has no intent on doing, just know that any purported Republican or Democrat who sacrifices the most basic of conservative ideals for a seat at the table because that against which we fight. If the Founding Fathers found ways to compromise without sacrificing their ideals, then we should seek the same goal.

2. We can expect that the homosexual liberals in California to file suit to overturn the will of the people with respect to Prop 8. The measure was put on the ballot to give the people the right to allow or disallow gay marriage. The people said no. Unfortunately, the gays won’t accept that answer.

I find it interesting because democracy works when it gets Obama into office, but the majority is wrong and democracy has to be hijacked by judicial fiat when California, Arkansas, and Florida pass measures against same-sex marriage. In other words, the people spoke that they want Obama AND a same-sex marriage ban in California.

BTW – Speaking of which, where are all the people on the left that clamor on about how the Electoral College is a faulty system? They were out in droves in 2000 and 2004.

3. We can expect to see a direct attack on life. Obama has already mentioned he’s wanting to push the Freedom of Choice amendment, which will remove any protections put in place since Roe v. Wade and open the door to more infanticide. And he’s already discussed the issue of bringing embryonic stem cells back to the table, killing more human beings in the interests of science and ignoring all the research and potential for adult stem cells, which do not deprive people of life.

Well, it’s time to turn the lights back on and get to work. My friends, we’re all saddened and sickened by what transpired last night; this is not the result that we wanted to see. But now’s the time we get on defense and do what the government refuses to do: protect life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness – in that exact order.

If we as conservatives are going to rise again, we have to have a message that reverberates with the heart of Americans. I believe we can do this, if we really believe it important enough to do.

Our time will come again. Our message is timeless. Our God is eternal and sovereign. And we will triumph at the end of all things, regardless of what the forces of Satan may push our way.

It’s not over, my friends. It begins anew….right now.

To my friends

Rick

Written by Rick

November 5, 2008 at 9:19 am

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