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Obama's Press Sec'y refuses to comment on reinstitution of the fairness doctrine.
Hey Furb, while your still online I just thought I'd let you know that you put an extra "h" at the beginning of that link.
Of course he refuses to comment. Can't have anything definite for either side to hold up as a pesky fact later.
There was up until recently a radio talkshow host on KDKA here in Pittsburgh, Kevin Miller, who was on noon till 3 M-F. Who considered himself a conservative independant. During the elections, he was extremely critical towards Obama and was considered a racist by a lot of callers on his show. Anyway one day I was tuning in and heard him apologizing, basically for being so mean to Obama and not being so "lock step" with CBS radio. Miller was told he must have Obama, or someone from his campaign on as a guest on his show for the entire 3 hours. During this particular show, Miller was not allowed to speak.
If this isn't evidence of the fairness doctrine, I don't know what is. Since then Miller no longer has a job with KDKA radio.
I regularly disagreed with Kevin Miller on many issues, but to his credit he was still a very professional talk show host, who stirred up a lot of controversy. Which I thought was his job description.
Here is what I found after a quick google search.
Well, that sounds fair. The place Oceania, the year 1984.
I can't believe I totally forgot about that until you mentioned the fairness doctrine.
I remember when Fred Hansburger was made to play a 15-minute excerpt from Bill Clinton's book My LIfe, which he reluctantly did. Except he potted it down and talked over it the whole time. I still think that's funny, even though I'm no longer a conservative talk fan.
Government is not a necessary evil. Rather, it is an evil of such great power that it has been able to convince us of its necessity.
I must have been too young to remember. My dad used to listen to Honsberger and Rush Limbaugh while I was growing up. I thought he was nuts for listening to AM talk radio, but now I drive for my job, sometimes up to 16 hrs a day, and all I listen to are talk show podcasts or AM. I also used to make fun of him for sitting on the computer and arguing with people about politics, and look at me now HAHA!
The funny thing to me is how the "conservatives" are so against reimposition of the unconstitutional "fairness doctrine" (Bill Clinton this week said he'd like to see it return, "in some form or another"), yet they want the FCC to still exist and impose fines for "indecent" content on TV and radio. Um... DUH?!
Calgon, take me awaaaaaay!!!!!
Thats what irks me about these conservative radio guys. When I start to listen to them, most of what they say sounds pretty good. Then they pick an issue like a certain tax for example, and they are all for it. They just completely flip and lose all credibility they have with me. Its then that I realize that they really don't have any principles.