Friday Open Thread

I’m outta here to get my taxes done (yay!). I may be back later tonight. If not, sometime tomorrow afternoon or evening.


Push for Fairness Doctrine escalating

Michelle Malkin notes the increasing number of Democrat voices calling for a return to the Fairness Doctrine, including Bubba.

CNN has a scary sounding audio of Rep. Maurice Henchey (D-NY) talking about about how the airwaves need “more fairness.” They got one thing wrong in their reporting, though:

Representative Maurice Hinchey, a Democrat from New York is the latest to say he wants to bring back the “Fairness Doctrine,” a federal regulation scrapped in 1987 that would require broadcasters to present opposing views on public issues.

Nope, he’s not “the latest” – he’s been a leading proponent in the House of bringing back the Fairness Doctrine for some time now.

I urge you to write your Congressmen in both the House and Senate – no matter Dem or Rep – and tell them how you feel about the idea. I know there’s a lot going on right now in the world, but this is a fundamental issue we can’t let fall by the wayside.

More proof that there is no “consensus” from economists on the stimulus package

President Obama, in words that remind you of the global warming debate, likes to claim that there is no disagreement from economists on the need for the big spending stimulus package making its way to his desk. He is wrong, of course, and surprisingly, the McClatchy news outlet – normally a reliable Obama propaganda outlet – says so here (via Stop The ACLU).

They’re a little late to the game in noticing this, as last month the Cato Institute placed an ad in several papers noting that 200 economists had signed a statement declaring that they do not supporting any big-spending stimulus plan. But hat’s off to McClatchy nevertheless. Better late than never.