Posts Tagged ‘fairness doctrine’

Club for Growth: The ‘Terrible Ten’ Senators

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Club for Growth:

Today, Jim DeMint offered a great amendment in the Senate that would prevent the FCC from implementing the so-called “Fairness Doctrine.” This pernicious proposal would allow the government to force (I repeat, force) radio stations to air liberal viewpoints to “balance out” conservative talk show hosts like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. Apparently the supporters of the “Fairness Doctrine” don’t believe the free market is capable of allowing this to happen on its own so they want to use the blunt instrument of government to force it to happen.

Thankfully, DeMint’s amendment passed easily, 87-10. Even die hard liberals like Barbara Boxer and Chuck Schumer voted for it. But the following ten Senators want to impose a Gestapo-like regulation that would severely curtain free speech in our country. If they are from your state, be sure to give them an earful.

Bingaman (NM)
Conrad (ND)
Dorgan (ND)
Feinstein (CA)
Harkin (IA)
Johnson, Tim (SD)
Kerry (MA)
Reed, J. (RI)
Rockefeller (WV)
Whitehouse (RI)

Video: Axelrod Refuses To Rule Out Fairness Doctrine

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

From RCP:

Axelrod would not rule out reinstating the Fairness Doctrine, instead leaving it up to President Obama and the FCC to directly address.