Category Archives: Fairness Doctrine

Putin And Freedom Just Disagree

Intent on reliving the Cold War, Russian President Vladimir Putin is ramping up military spending in response to an anti-missile defense system proposed by the United States for the Czech republic and Poland. A system that Putin chose to not be a part of. And now Putin has kicked out the BBC from Russian FM radio. The pattern here is that to Putin, the concept of freedom is evil and dangerous. Something to be squelched at all cost.

Earlier this summer Mr Putin upped the ante by threatening to target US strategic nuclear sites in Europe. Tensions with Britain over the murder of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko have prompted tit-for-tat expulsions of diplomats, while on Friday the BBC’s World Service was thrown off Russian FM radio.

As far as freedom of speech goes, Vladimir Putin (Russia) and Hugo Chavez (Venezuela / Citgo) are fully on board with the Fairness Doctrine and execute (no pun intended) it perfectly. And the domestic media doesn’t so much as shrug its shoulders over it. Doesn’t fit the template. The left wants the fairness doctrine as the tool that will effectively gag the right when it comes to radio. Secretly, they’re jealous at the way Putin can do it. They both have similar views on freedom of speech. Which is, if we agree with it then its OK. If we don’t then its hate speech, or in Putin’s case, treasonous speech. There is no debate, just shut them down. That’s the purpose of the so-called Fairness Doctrine.

In true liberal fashion, the Fairness Doctrine goes like this. Because we can’t beat them in the marketplace or the arena of ideas, we’ll get the government to take our side and force them to put us on their airtime. That’s not my idea of freedom of speech., Progressives On Parade

You have to see what the left is up to. The things they believe. This is what they call ‘progressive’ politics. Nice word, but that’s about it as far as anything progressive from this bunch. Please don’t take my word for it. See and hear it, in their own words.

The Mainstream Media Is Dead: The mainstream media is controlled by religious neo-cons. And the neo-cons created class warfare. They stole the key to the Supreme Court. Neo-cons got rid of the Fairness Doctrine. Capitalism is bad, unless it is regulated by government. Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter (who doesn’t even have a radio program) are monopolizing political speech. George Bush is committing murder in Iraq. He has learned that America is calling for ‘progressive talk’ radio. And like the civil rights movement, he sees Air America radio gathering steam and succeeding.

Pap on Fox and Friends- Iraq: You can’t tell soccer moms and NASCAR dads that we’re in Iraq for a good reason. No WMD’s. Saddam had nothing to do with 9/11. (yawn) Can’t quite grasp the concept that a free and secure Iraqi government will deny al-Qaeda a safe haven which will make everyone else in the world safer. Of course, he doesn’t believe that al-Qaeda is in Iraq so from his standpoint, it’s a no-brainer. No pun intended. After criticizing everything about the Bush administration over Iraq, ‘Papantino’ (Papantonio) was asked only one question. You’ve criticized the administration’s plan, what is the Democrat’s plan? Which he didn’t answer. And won’t even answer on his website.

Media Fails on Iraq War: Dick Cheney put out orders that anyone shooting at us are to be called al-Qaeda. al-Qaeda in Iraq is completely false. And the media carries this message for Bush. And the military generals are under the same orders. It’s all a conspiracy.

The Toxic GOP: The GOP has poisoned 70,000 Katrina victims. And covered it up. Here’s where the class action lawyer-speak really shines. You can tell he is experienced in the class action and medical malpractice profit centers. Apparently he feels that if someone else was president that the manufactures of the FEMA trailers would have made them with different carpeting. He blames ‘the shrub’ (that his name for Bush) for that.

Hugo Chaves’ Version Of The ‘Fairness Doctrine’

The President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, answered critics of his government who say he is “becoming increasingly authoritarian and cracking down on dissent” by saying that foreigners who publicly criticize him or his government while visiting Venezuela will be expelled from the country.

“How long are we going to allow a person — from any country in the world — to come to our own house to say there’s a dictatorship here, that the president is a tyrant, and nobody does anything about it?” Chavez asked during his weekly television and radio program.

Sounds eerily familiar doesn’t it? Proponents of the Fairness Doctrine appear to have a lot in common with the hemisphere’s idiot.

Link: Chavez to Kick Out Foreigners Critical of Him

Sen. Mel Martinez Update

Politically speaking, my good Senator Mel Martinez has reached his zenith. He has reached his “Peter principle.” He is against enforcing current immigration laws, he wants to make new laws that make us less secure and more like Americo than America. He is quick to speak out on the vital topics of the day, like immigration, and energy, and has been consistent in putting the interests of illegals and Venezuelan dictators ahead of his constituents and our country.

Just like he did with immigration, Mel is again sounding the alarm about the hemisphere’s idiot, Hugo Chavez, the president of Venezuela. Chavez has already nationalized the oil industry there, confiscating assets of American oil companies (which the Senator has not named) that do business there. Chavez has shut out and shut down any news media that is critical of him. Can you say Fairness Doctrine? Yet Mel has no plan or suggestion on what to do about it. Unless of course you consider his plan to not drill for oil anywhere near the State of Florida as a plan to fix our oil dependency problem with foreign countries.

Sen. Mel Martinez will not respond to an inquiry as to why the U.S. Navy still has Citgo gas stations on every base in the United States. The notion of getting another vendor on our bases apparently hasn’t occurred to him, so what does it matter what he says about Venezuela today? While his head is in the sand, his butt is in the right place for kicking. Kick him out.

Great Moment In Talk Radio, Voinovich Runs From Questions

Sen. George Voinovich (R-OH) was invited to speak about the immigration bill with Sean HannityAfter 40 years in this business, George Voinovich appearing to read. today. Voinovich could not answer one question, out of two. That’s all the time there was because Voinovich took a shot at Sean, almost hanging up on him twice, until he finally did hang up. On his way out the door Voinovich raises his nose and tells Sean that there’s no use talking to you because your mind is made up. ROFL

Sean Hannity was courteous, respectful, and persistent. Voinovich was more prepared for Larry King than Sean Hannity. He came with his talking points about the immigration bill and did not stray. Just like Larry King would allow. Sean asked him if he had read the entire bill. He actually finally, under heart-pounding stress, admitted that he had only read summaries of parts of the bill.

Voinovich melted down when Sean asked his second question. Did the senate do an economic impact study of the effects of this bill on Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid? The senator with 40 years of experience in “this business” would not answer. That’s when he decided to end the conversation. The answer is, of course, NO. That has not been done. But they sure want it passed now though don’t they?

Voinovich had no clue what The Fairness Doctrine was that Sean asked him about. He said, yea, I’m all for fairness. It was stunning to witness. He also said that the Hutchinson amendment was approved when it wasn’t. It would have required the illegals to return to their home country to begin their application process. His ignorance was only outdone by his arrogance.

That fat homeless-looking guy couldn’t write a more effective script showing a politician exhibiting cowardice, a pompous, I’m better than you attitude, and running from a question at full speed, like what George Voinovich did on Sean Hannity’s show today. It was a gem.

FrontPagemag boils Voinovich’s comments and attitude right down to this. . .

And thus Voinovich revealed the insolent face of those who oppose sealing the borders, winning the war against al-Qaeda, and keeping our economy strong.

You can hear it at WorldNetDaily

Freedom Of Speech Prevails

The SCOTUS today ruled in favor of freedom of political speech, shooting down the ridiculous provisions of the sinister McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance ‘Reform’ bill.

Speaking of freedom of speech, and what would happen if the Fairness Doctrine would be revived, here is what you would get, all you would get, regarding today’s decision under the Fairness Doctrine. Which would be represented by ABC news radio reporting it like this today. . .

The Supreme Court today put some restrictions to the McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform bill.

That was it. And that’s all you need to know (as far as the MSM is concerned). That’s those far-right justices (Kennedy?) on the Supreme Court. To be fair, the sentence didn’t mention the ‘far-right’ part, but I’m sure they would have been able to work it in if they could have lengthened the blurb up to maybe 7 seconds, instead of the 3 seconds they actually gave it. The perception is that that bill, as blatantly unconstitutional as it is, by definition, was a good thing, and the courts were coming down against reform.

You see, without the alternative media, internet, and talk radio, you wouldn’t be told the truth about the ruling. The bill was more than restricted, it was neutered. Right there is the difference from what you can know about what’s going on and what you would know about whats going on if that Stalinist Fairness Doctrine ever sees the light of day again.

Go Left TV Takes On Conservative Media

Proof that the fairness doctrine is a big mistake, the left has sprouted up a new presence on the Internet in the form of It’s a mistake in the sense that everyone has a shot at playing pundit, success or failure depends on them, not the government.

They are properly optimistic, with all the bravado of the kick-off of Air America Radio a couple years ago. From the press release. . .

“Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage, Bill O’Reilly, Michael Medved and the rest of right-wing, conservative media, beware!”

Among the people behind GLTV is a familiar face in Air America Radio land. Pensacola attorney Mike Papantonio, and his buds at his BIG LAW law firm are the major “investors” in the project. The “Pap Attack” is something he does on his Air America Radio show called the Ring of Fire, available on short wave, the Internet and a few conventional AM outlets. As referenced in the previous post, watching a minute or two of the Pap Attack will give you an idea what hate radio (hate Internet?) is.