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Obama’s Next Target: The First Amendment

An interesting tidbit from an article in Politico about President Obama’s agenda going forward: Aides say that with the momentum from the most complex domestic bill to pass Congress in 45 years, Obama now will push Congress to close campaign-finance loopholes opened by the Citizens United case, Loophole ? That’s no loophole, Mr. President, that’s […]

MSNBC’s Ed Schultz: “If We’re Going To Be Socialist, Let’s Be Socialist All Across The Board.

by @ Thursday, March 25th, 2010. Filed under Fairness Doctrine, Freedom of Speech, Individual Liberty, Politics

The Radio Equalizer caught this eye-opening segment from Ed Schultz’s radio show: SCHULTZ (30:58, initially responding to caller claiming “virtual war” between Dems and GOP): It is a cultural war that’s taking place in America, you’re exactly right. And it’s being played out over the airwaves of America. And I hope the Democrats now turn […]

Senate Rejects Fairness Doctrine

The Senate today voted overwhelmingly in favor of an amendment that would bar the re-imposition of the fairness doctrine: The Senate voted Thursday in favor of an amendment to the District of Columbia voting-rights bill that would prohibit the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from reinstating the so-called Fairness Doctrine, which critics say would decimate conservative […]

Obama Says No To Fairness Doctrine, Again. But Be Very Wary

by @ Wednesday, February 18th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Fairness Doctrine, Freedom of Speech, Individual Liberty, Politics

Repeating something that was said during the campaign, the Obama White House issued a statement today that seems to make their position on the Fairness Doctrine rather clear: 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 […]

Debating The Fairness Doctrine

by @ Wednesday, February 18th, 2009. Filed under Fairness Doctrine, Freedom of Speech, Individual Liberty, Media

Fox’s Megyn Kelly debates the Fairness Doctrine with Bill Press, a failed radio talk show host whose most recent endeavor, on a Washington, D.C. station that called itself Obama 1260, ended when the station’s listener ratings went into the toilet:

Most Americans Don’t Support Bringing Back The Fairness Doctrine

It’s difficult what to make of all the talk about the Fairness Doctrine these days. On the one hand, we’ve got fairly emphatic statements from Obama and other prominent Democrats that they do not support bringing back this relic of 1970s era content regulation. On the other, we’ve got statements from a number of top […]

The Fairness Doctrine: Threat Or Much Ado About Nothing ?

by @ Wednesday, December 17th, 2008. Filed under Fairness Doctrine, Freedom of Speech, Individual Liberty, Politics

Stephen Green points to this story about a California Congresswoman who apparently intends to attempt to bring the fairness doctrine back: Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, said Monday she will work to restore the Fairness Doctrine and have it apply to cable and satellite programming as well as radio and TV. “I’ll work on bringing […]

Much Ado About Nothing

by @ Tuesday, November 25th, 2008. Filed under Barack Obama, Fairness Doctrine, Freedom of Speech, Individual Liberty, Politics

Patrick Ruffini thinks his fellow conservatives should spend a lot less time worrying about the Fairness Doctrine: I have two words for these people: Not happening. Not only has Obama, though a spokesman, flatly denied any interest in reimposing the Fairness Doctrine, or otherwise failed to show any interest in the issue, but his pursuing […]

The Battle Against The Fairness Doctrine Begins

by @ Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008. Filed under Fairness Doctrine, Freedom of Speech, Individual Liberty

Remember that fight against a revival of the Fairness Doctrine that Stephen Green talked about last week ? Looks like it’s time to at least make sure the powder is dry: In a stunning admission most Democrats have been unwilling to make in public, a New Mexico senator has revealed his desire to eliminate commercial […]

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