Idiot watch: Chuck Schumer on the Fairness Doctrine

Posted by: ST on November 4, 2008 at 12:19 pm

Via The Hill:

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday defended the so-called Fairness Doctrine in an interview on Fox News, saying, “I think we should all be fair and balanced, don’t you?”

Schumer’s comments echo other Democrats’ views on reviving the Fairness Doctrine, which would require radio stations to balance conservative hosts with liberal ones.

Asked if he is a supporter of telling radio stations what content they should have, Schumer used the fair and balanced line, claiming that critics of the Fairness Doctrine are being inconsistent.

“The very same people who don’t want the Fairness Doctrine want the FCC [Federal Communications Commission] 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. That’s not consistent.”

Is this what we’ll have to “look forward to” after tonight? Gimme strength …

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4 Responses to “Idiot watch: Chuck Schumer on the Fairness Doctrine”


  1. Lorica says:

    Comparing political free speech to pornography is the stupidest thing anyone on the left could think about. Where is your brain Chuck?? Showing kids pornography is against the law you idiot. Maybe tonight you and little junior can throw Debbie does Dallas in and you can explain it to Jr….or the FBI as they bust down the door to your house. The more these idiots open their flaps the more you have to wonder how these door knobs continue to get elected. – Lorica

  2. SpideyTerry says:

    That’s not consistent

    Hmm, a Democrat talking about consistency. Hey, look, irony!

    Where is your brain Chuck??

    You’re assuming he had one to begin with.

  3. Dan says:

    Who is running against Schumer in 2010? We really need to kick this numbskull out of office.

  4. Lorica says:

    Come on Rudy!!!!