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Friday, February 13, 2009

Talk Radio Under Fire

Clinton wants 'more balance' on airwaves
Even though no member of Congress has scheduled hearings on the Fairness Doctrine, it remains on a hot topic on both liberal and conservative shows.

Today, radio host Mario Solis Marich asked former President Bill Clinton if it was time for "some type of enforced media accountability."

"Well, you either ought to have the Fairness Doctrine or we ought to have more balance on the other side," Clinton said, "because essentially there's always been a lot of big money to support the right wing talk shows and let face it, you know, Rush Limbaugh is fairly entertaining even when he is saying things that I think are ridiculous...."

Clinton said that there needs to be either "more balance in the programs or have some opportunity for people to offer countervailing opinions." Clinton added that he didn't support repealing the Fairness Doctrine, an act done under Reagan's FCC.

In the past week, a couple Democratic Senators, Debbie Stabenow and Tom Harkin, have both spoken favorably about the Fairness Doctrine, or holding hearings on radio accountability.


My Thoughts
Well, there's smoke. When are we going to see the fire?

How come the liberals always bring up talk radio as the one medium that needs "more balance" and "some type of enforced media accountability"? Why is there not any outrage over TV and print media? They are far from balanced, too. They are so in the tank for Obama and the Democrats that they are known swoon at the very sight of their dear leader.

It would be one thing if they wanted to apply the doctrine to all media, but no, they want to focus on most conservative of all of the media, talk radio. I say that MSNBC and CNN need some more conservative voices. Put Limbaugh next to Chris Mathews and Keith Olberman. The New York Times and Washington Post could use some conservative blood running through their pages as well.

It must be all or nothing. Anything else would just be censorship of viewpoints that are not favorable to the left. This is America, where freedom of the press reigns supreme. If you want censorship, move to China or Venezuela.

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