Frightening: ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta) – A Democratic representative is calling for an amendment to the United States Constitution that would allow for some legislative restriction of freedom of speech. “We need a constitutional amendment that would allow the legislature to control the so-called free speech rights of corporations,” Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) was quoted as [...]
The Politico reports on the “death” of one of the left’s favorite speech-stifling tools (via Memeorandum): The FCC gave the coup de grace to the fairness doctrine Monday as the commission axed more than 80 media industry rules. Earlier this summer FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski agreed to erase the post WWII-era rule, but the action [...]
In spite of the 87-11 vote today on Jim DeMint’s amendment on the Fairness Doctrine, the issue is not over. Not by a long shot. As our VP once infamously said, “gird your loins.” Don’t forget about this issue for a second – especially considering the Dems’ highly deceptive back door attempts at bringing it [...]
… with a vote he’s going to try and force next week: Sen. Jim DeMint announced that he will force a vote next week on a bill that prevents the Federal Communications Commission from reinstating the Fairness Doctrine. The South Carolina Republican’s bill, the Broadcaster Freedom Act, is co-sponsored by John Thune, R-S.D., and 27 [...]
Sneaky b*stards: Senior FCC staff working for acting Federal Communications Commissioner Michael Copps held meetings last week with policy and legislative advisers to House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman to discuss ways the committee can create openings for the FCC to put in place a form of the “Fairness Doctrine” without actually calling [...]
Think President Obama is planning on keeping his campaign pledge to not bring back the Fairness Doctrine, as so many other Democrats have expressed interest in doing? Guess again. Shoulda known.
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 [...]
Add his name to the growing list of Democrats coming out of the closet in support of government restrictions on free political speech. We’re living in scary times, ya’ll.
Bringing back the Fairness Doctrine is a great idea (Originally posted in “Hot Headlines“
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. [...]