Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Durbin, Reid, Schumer, Pelosi - clear about their support for silencing talk radio through the Fairness Doctrine

From Human Events:
...In a Fox News interview, Schumer 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… But you can’t say government hands off in one area to a commercial enterprise but you are allowed to intervene in another.” This is just Schumer’s attempt to justify reinstating the Fairness Doctrine, which was a FCC regulation that Ronald Reagan struck down in 1987. It required that radio stations which aired an hour of one type of media -- conservative talk radio for example -- air an equal amount of an opposing viewpoint -- liberal talk radio in this instance. Reagan saw this law for what it was: a means to stifle free, market-driven speech, and he liberated us from it. When he did, Limbaugh took to the airwaves in Sacramento, California. ... (more)

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