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Study Shows Need for 'Hush Rush' Legislation, Democrats Say
AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 27 March 2007 | John Semmens

Posted on 03/27/2007 9:12:49 PM PDT by John Semmens

Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) says that a study titled “The Fox News Effect: Media Bias and Voting,” by Steano Della Vigna of the University of California at Berkeley and Ethan Kaplan, of Stockholm University, supports his contention that legislation is needed to “level the playing field of American politics.”

The study asserts that the Fox News network influenced enough voters in to the 2000 presidential race to throw the election to Bush. According to the study, the vote shift from Gore to Bush due to Fox News was 10,757 votes in Florida. This was larger than Bush’s 537 vote margin of victory.

“We cannot allow biased reporting of the news to decide the outcome of elections,” Kucinich said. “We have to restore the ‘Fairness Doctrine’ so we get balance in talk radio and at Fox News--like there is in the rest of the media.”

Representative Maurice Hinchey (D-N.Y.) and Senator Bernie Sanders (S-Vermont) are sponsoring the “Media Ownership Reform Act” (MORA) as a vehicle for restoring the Fairness Doctrine. “Under this bill, if Rush Limbaugh shoots his mouth off, he must give equal access to our side,” Hinchey said. “The American public will begin to get both sides or all sides of an issue. That is basic – fundamental to a democracy.”

Critics have dubbed the bill the “Hush Rush Law.” But Hinchey contends his bill is even-handed. “The right-wingers over at CBS, NBC, and the rest will all be required to give access to our side,” Hinchey insisted. “Government control over what the media says is the only way we can head-off a fascist takeover of America.”

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TOPICS: Government; Humor; Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: fairnessdoctrine; freespeech; mora; radio; satire

1 posted on 03/27/2007 9:12:52 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

A little too close to the truth.


2 posted on 03/27/2007 9:15:19 PM PDT by darkangel82 (Socialism is NOT an American value.)
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To: John Semmens

FoxNews is the network that broke the Bush Drunk Driving story. The democrats are trying to RE-define "center" as being far right.


3 posted on 03/27/2007 9:16:05 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.youtube.com/CafeNetAmerica)
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To: darkangel82
A little too close to the truth.

Scary, isn't it? ...and me about ready to tell Dennis where to go.

4 posted on 03/27/2007 9:16:54 PM PDT by madison10
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To: madison10

Politicians like him make me glad to have left Ohio.


5 posted on 03/27/2007 9:19:01 PM PDT by darkangel82 (Socialism is NOT an American value.)
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To: madison10
But Hinchey contends his bill is even-handed. “The right-wingers over at CBS, NBC, and the rest will all be required to give access to our side,” Hinchey insisted. “Government control over what the media says is the only way we can head-off a fascist takeover of America.”

Good Lord. Who are the idiots who vote for these people?

6 posted on 03/27/2007 9:19:40 PM PDT by Carling (It's Danny, Sir)
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To: Carling

Democrats.


7 posted on 03/27/2007 9:20:07 PM PDT by darkangel82 (Socialism is NOT an American value.)
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To: John Semmens

Now the democrats are trying to legislate a victory? Can't these mentally ill creeps do ANYTHING without government help?


8 posted on 03/27/2007 9:20:24 PM PDT by Republic (Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity & Mark Levin have a genuine passion for our nation!)
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To: darkangel82
“Government control over what the media says is the only way we can head-off a fascist takeover of America.”

Seriously, you can't make this stuff up.

9 posted on 03/27/2007 9:20:46 PM PDT by Carling (It's Danny, Sir)
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To: darkangel82

AZ Conservative.

It's parody.


10 posted on 03/27/2007 9:22:43 PM PDT by Carling (It's Danny, Sir)
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To: John Semmens

Right wingers at CBS,NBC???? I wish he could name one.


11 posted on 03/27/2007 9:32:36 PM PDT by ustanker (Secure the border!)
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To: John Semmens

Nicely written, although it cut a little close to the knuckle for the good of my blood pressure. The unFairness Doctrine isn't dead by any means, and under Empress Hillary we might very well have FR having to offer half our bandwidth to Kucinich and his Merry Gnomes From Planet Zoob. They'd be the "moderates."


12 posted on 03/27/2007 9:34:36 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: John Semmens
Yup... Hillary's effort to be dictator is alive and well, once they have air superiority, there will be NO voice of dissidence in this country.
13 posted on 03/27/2007 9:40:21 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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To: John Semmens

this stuff must be seeping out over tv because my next door neighbor,

a mind-controlled watch-tv-all-day democrap,

told me the same thing:

rush limbaugh and ann coulter must be silenced.


14 posted on 03/27/2007 9:44:34 PM PDT by ken21 (it takes a village to brainwash your child + to steal your property! /s)
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To: Carling

It's semi-parody, semi-true.

I just clarified the Dems' garbled statements to get at the underlying message.


15 posted on 03/27/2007 9:45:18 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: Billthedrill
Nicely written, although it cut a little close to the knuckle for the good of my blood pressure.

I would say it's very brilliantly written, since I barely distinguised it from what Dims actually say.

16 posted on 03/27/2007 9:47:51 PM PDT by GOP_Raider (FReepmail me to join the all new Idaho Ping List.)
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To: Carling

I know.


17 posted on 03/28/2007 12:11:09 PM PDT by darkangel82 (Socialism is NOT an American value.)
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To: John Semmens

They're kidding, right?


18 posted on 03/28/2007 2:02:52 PM PDT by NoGrayZone
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To: darkangel82

Hey, Ohio may be the most important state in 2008. I suggest if folks can, to move there and register before the election. Maybe conservatives in New York, or California, Vermont, Maine, socialist-blue states could relocate to Ohio. A few thousand votes might make the difference.


19 posted on 03/28/2007 2:56:23 PM PDT by mainerforglobalwarming
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To: John Semmens
“The right-wingers over at CBS, NBC, and the rest will all be required to give access to our side

Are there any such?

20 posted on 03/28/2007 4:03:54 PM PDT by RightWhale (Treaty rules;commerce droolz; Repeal the Treaty)
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To: thatcher

"“The right-wingers over at CBS, NBC, and the rest will all be required to give access to our side,” Hinchey insisted. “Government control over what the media says is the only way we can head-off a fascist takeover of America.”


Loon wail


21 posted on 03/28/2007 4:07:29 PM PDT by antonia (Build the Wall Now! "Drill right now, Drill today, Drill all night, Drill all the way!")
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To: NoGrayZone

No, they're not kidding.

They are dangerous loons.


22 posted on 03/28/2007 4:56:27 PM PDT by John Semmens
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