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Dem Sen. Stabenow Says She is Ready to Lead Fight for Fairness Doctrine - Audio 2/5/09
Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 5, 2009 | BrianinMO

Posted on 02/05/2009 5:53:07 PM PST by Federalist Patriot

Here is audio of Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow talking with liberal radio talk show host Bill Press about bringing back the Fairness Doctrine. Bill Press brazenly asks Stabenow if it is not time to bring back the "Fairness Doctrine," as he wined about the failure of numerous "progressive" talk shows around the country.

Stabenow says she is ready to push for consideration in the Senate this year of some kind of "standard," whether it is called the "Fairness Doctrine" or something else, to ensure talk radi is not dominated by conservative voices.

There you have it folks. Democrats are enraged that Obama's Stimulus Plan is having a hard time in the Senate right now, and they blame conservative talk radio. They have hated Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and others for years. Now, they are ready to make their push to silence their voices. This will be the "mother of all battles" when it commences. Be assured, it is coming. . . . . . . . . . (Listen to Stabenow Talk the Fairness Doctrine)

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: 111th; bho2009; censorshipdoctrine; democratcongress; democrats; economy; fairnessdoctrine; liberaltalkradio; localism; obama; radio; stabenow; talkradio
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1 posted on 02/05/2009 5:53:08 PM PST by Federalist Patriot
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To: Federalist Patriot

Bill Press, part of the long line of fair and balanced ‘journalism’ from CNN.


2 posted on 02/05/2009 5:54:44 PM PST by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Watch for the words “community” and “localism”....not so much “Fairness Doctrine”.
A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down,or so they think. We ain’t swallowing it.


3 posted on 02/05/2009 5:55:04 PM PST by gimme1ibertee ("No pale pastels,but bold colors".....Ronnie,we sure do miss you,sir!)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Sounds like the biatch can’t take the heat. Sorry Debbie, you’ll never shut US up! We’re Americans and we love a good fight! It’s a First Amendment thing!


4 posted on 02/05/2009 5:56:01 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ( Elections have consequences.)
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To: Federalist Patriot

5 posted on 02/05/2009 5:56:11 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Haven’t missed many meals, eh Debbie?


6 posted on 02/05/2009 5:57:25 PM PST by Bertha Fanation
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To: Federalist Patriot
Be sure to let Debbie Stabenow know how you feel.
7 posted on 02/05/2009 5:57:43 PM PST by exist
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To: Always Right
What's amazing is that he's forwarded this to Hannity and Levin. I don't know if there are other conservative hosts on the list. Maybe he actually sees this an attack on the First Amendment.
8 posted on 02/05/2009 5:58:44 PM PST by 50cal Smokepole (Hey Al Gore! Get your fat carcass over here and shovel all this global warming off my driveway!)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Does that senator want to do for the rest of the country what they (liberals) have done to their own states?


9 posted on 02/05/2009 5:59:23 PM PST by lonestar
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To: fieldmarshaldj

hope they charge her double, for two economy seats, on flights back to the district.


10 posted on 02/05/2009 6:01:37 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Kim Jong il outlasted George W. Bush...And with a bunch more nukes to boot. Some "legacy", eh?)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Time for a march on DC...complete with torches and pitchforks...


11 posted on 02/05/2009 6:05:11 PM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Federalist Patriot

I know Rush was never big on using his show to get people to call Washington to lobby these goons, but I think it’s time that he, along with ALL the other radio host, filp the switch over to doing just that.

They are our greatest national link to each other, and this is a real emergency!


12 posted on 02/05/2009 6:05:34 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Federalist Patriot

so CNNBCBCABCMSNBSPBS will have to air some conservative views from now on?

I think we demand it in this new ‘fairness’ bill.


13 posted on 02/05/2009 6:08:13 PM PST by Mr. K (physically unable to proofreed (<---oops))
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To: Federalist Patriot

American patriots ready to fight back.


14 posted on 02/05/2009 6:12:48 PM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Definite conflict of interest here.

Senator Stabenow’s husband is a former co-founder of the liberal “Air America” talk radio network.

Not only that, but he was caught and admitted fault in a prostitution sting (paid $150 for a “Lewinski” last April)


15 posted on 02/05/2009 6:14:33 PM PST by research99
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To: Federalist Patriot

Here is the email I sent to Sen. Stabenow -

“Dear Senator,

Your focus on the Anti-First Amendment Doctrine (aka The “Fairness” Doctrine) is abhorrent and treasonous. Allow me to recommend some reading material to you:
1. The Constitution of the Republic of the United States of America
2. The Bill of Rights

I am fascinated by the fact that the Anti-First Amendment Doctrine targets ONLY conservative radio talk shows and NOT liberal news organizations to include NPR, PBS, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, the New York Times, The Washington Post, the LA Times, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the Chicago Tribune and The San Francisco Chronicle to name the more prominent organizations. Would you care to comment on that, Senator?”


16 posted on 02/05/2009 6:15:00 PM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: research99

Correction: Stabenow’s husband, Thomas Athans, is the co-founder of the liberal TalkUSA Radio network.


17 posted on 02/05/2009 6:16:14 PM PST by research99
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To: rightwingextremist1776

>> Time for a march on DC...complete with torches and pitchforks...

RIGHT! Let’s tar and feather Stabenow and run her out of town on a rail.

... except who the heck could lift the rail??!?


18 posted on 02/05/2009 6:17:16 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Party? I don't have one anymore.)
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To: research99

Athans was a VP of Air America in April 2008, when he was caught with the hooker.

http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2008/04/busted-another-democrat-caught-in.html


19 posted on 02/05/2009 6:17:50 PM PST by research99
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To: Federalist Patriot

I am really hoping the libs try to shut down conservative talk radio. They don’t know what kind of fight they’re in for. Bring it on, libs.


20 posted on 02/05/2009 6:18:22 PM PST by Signalman
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To: DustyMoment

Excellent communication.

As Rush likes to say: “Bring it on. BRING IT ON!!!!


21 posted on 02/05/2009 6:19:01 PM PST by bergmeid (Watchin' Obrother self-destruct)
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To: research99; fieldmarshaldj

>> Senator Stabenow’s husband... paid $150 for a “Lewinski” last April

After checking out the picture in post #5, tell me you can blame him, you cold-hearted sonofagun...


22 posted on 02/05/2009 6:21:01 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Party? I don't have one anymore.)
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To: Federalist Patriot
Dem Sen. Stabenow Says She is Ready to Lead Fight for Fairness Doctrine

Guess what, Senator Stabenow (is that even actually her name? Stab-(m)e-now ??? /laughs) ... anyways, the so-called *fight* for the Fairness Doctrine was settled, oh, some two hundred and twenty years ago with the adoption of the "Bill of Rights" in the US Constitution ... and guess what, Senator StabMeNow ... it didn't pass muster then, and it won't pass muster now.

Good Grief! What is is with these frickin Liberals?

23 posted on 02/05/2009 6:25:06 PM PST by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Nervous Tick

Not in the least. Poor guy should’ve been comped for being married to that harridan.


24 posted on 02/05/2009 6:25:23 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Federalist Patriot

I dare them! They have no idea what they’d be messing with if they try to silence Rush and all the other conservatives in talk radio. Rush alone has MILLIONS of listeners. And I think it would awaken the “silent majority” too. It wouldn’t be pretty for the democritters.


25 posted on 02/05/2009 6:29:32 PM PST by November Gale (Does anyone know where the love of God goes when the waves turn the minutes to hours?)
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To: Federalist Patriot
This is from the similar article linked by Drudge:

closing of liberal station Obama 1260

Get it - this was brought up over the closing of a liberal talk station named OBAMA 1260! The only other info I have on the station is this linked from the same article:

The change coming to Obama 1260 won't please its liberal listeners.

The talk radio station, which changed its name during the campaign, is switching to financial news. Its syndicated hosts -- such as Rachel Maddow, Ed Schultz, Stephanie Miller, and Bill Press -- will be dropped in the process.

Of course the station was never considered a campaign contribution. So again, the preface for bringing up the fairness doctrine is the closing of a station named, not Liberal 1260 or Truth 1260 (ha, ha), but OBAMA 1260. One of the most blatant examples of liberal hypocrisy I have ever seen. I actually thought it was an Onion article for a second.

26 posted on 02/05/2009 6:30:03 PM PST by torchthemummy (My apologies if this post retreads on ground already covered!)
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To: gimme1ibertee

That’s the presstitutes job


27 posted on 02/05/2009 6:32:16 PM PST by combat_boots ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."Aldous Huxley)
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To: Federalist Patriot
This is from the similar article linked by Drudge:

closing of liberal station Obama 1260

Get it - this was brought up over the closing of a liberal talk station named OBAMA 1260! The only other info I have on the station is this linked from the same article:

The change coming to Obama 1260 won't please its liberal listeners.

The talk radio station, which changed its name during the campaign, is switching to financial news. Its syndicated hosts -- such as Rachel Maddow, Ed Schultz, Stephanie Miller, and Bill Press -- will be dropped in the process.

Of course the station was never considered a campaign contribution. So again, the preface for bringing up the fairness doctrine is the closing of a station named, not Liberal 1260 or Truth 1260 (ha, ha), but OBAMA 1260. One of the most blatant examples of liberal hypocrisy I have ever seen. I actually thought it was an Onion article for a second.

28 posted on 02/05/2009 6:33:41 PM PST by torchthemummy (My apologies if this post retreads on ground already covered!)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Just how much influence can we really have? Especially for someone like me who lives in an ultra blue state?

It is my belief that people in Congress almost never listen to their constituents unless it is a real close election.


29 posted on 02/05/2009 6:40:17 PM PST by Aglooka (Posting from New Hampshachusetts (Formerly New Hampshire))
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To: Delacon

~~ping~~


30 posted on 02/05/2009 6:42:41 PM PST by steelyourfaith (BO has been POTUS two weeks and I still have to buy my gas and pay my mortgage. What's up with that?)
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To: VanDeKoik

It’s fair now. We can’t help it if the dem/lib/lefties dont’ have anyone smart enough or sharp enough to hold an audience like Rush and Sean. Remember Franken? Wasn’t he going to be the do all be all with his show?????? The dem/lib/lefties just can’t hold an audience. This will end up being a BIG FIGHT for sure and it will be censorship and if that is the case...then there are a lot of other things out there that should be censored and the politicians and crybabies won’t like that. This will NOT go away quietly and doubt it will ever happen.


31 posted on 02/05/2009 6:53:35 PM PST by cubreporter
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To: cubreporter
We can’t help it if the dem/lib/lefties dont’ have anyone smart enough or sharp enough to hold an audience like Rush and Sean.

Talk radio that leans to the right has always been the clearest proof of pro-Dem bias in the MSM. It trounces any form of liberal talk radio because it feeds a void that liberals don't have due to the leftward echo chamber of the MSM, entertainment, academia etc.

Worst case scenario is Rush etc. go to the web, sell monthly passes for whole show downloads, special offerings, etc. Then someone will create a mega-pass where one pays say $15 and gets a potpouri of shows where the show royalties taken out of the $15 go proportionally to the shows most downloaded. Something to that effect.

32 posted on 02/05/2009 7:13:51 PM PST by torchthemummy (My apologies if this post retreads on ground already covered!)
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To: Federalist Patriot; All

Man if I had to wake up next to that I think I would start seeing prostitutes as well.


33 posted on 02/05/2009 7:16:08 PM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: Federalist Patriot
The fact that there is one medium (radio) that they don't control enrages them. They want to control ALL the media. It's not enough that they control the movies, TV, commercials, music, literature, newspapers -- have I forgotten anything? The Fairness Doctrine will be interesting because then THEY TOO will have to abide by it. Which means that all the liberal media will have to be balanced with a conservative viewpoint. That includes NPR, all the liberal newspapers, liberal websites, etc etc. I say, bring it on. After years of being saturated with liberalism, we need to have it balanced with conservatism. One tiny medium (radio) isn't enough.
34 posted on 02/05/2009 7:38:42 PM PST by my_pointy_head_is_sharp (We're living in the Dark Ages.)
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To: Federalist Patriot

I hope Stabenow does get her hearings. Televised hearings. With Rush Limbaugh testifying. She will rue the day. But somehow I think she’s not sincere about hearings. And if she is, it will be a kangeroo court with little Republican participation allowed. That in itself would be an interesting thing to watch.


35 posted on 02/05/2009 7:43:38 PM PST by dr_who
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Why was this picture of the Dangerously Incompentent Deb not on billboards all over Michigan when she ran for re-election in 2006????? She is a total moron, but there’s just not enough of us outside the Detroit-Flint-Saginaw corridor to beat Dems in any statewide contest.


36 posted on 02/05/2009 9:43:07 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I can see why her husband likes hookers so much.


37 posted on 02/06/2009 4:08:00 AM PST by exile (I will NOT submit.)
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To: Federalist Patriot; Fiddlstix; PhilDragoo; Liz; onyx; potlatch; devolve; MEG33; Grampa Dave; ...

Now THIS is one CREEP that needs a BIG Freepin’, imho!

(I can’t believe how FEW hits the Stabenow articles are
gettin’!). :(

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/search?q=quick&m=all&o=time&s=Stabenow&find=Find

EVERY time they bring up reviving the UN-Fairness doctrine
(previously known as the Fairness Doctrine), we need to
RESOUNDINGLY push back!

Because once they FORCE Censorship of Rush, Mark Levin,
Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity and ALL the great talk-radio
Kings and Queens, what can we do ???

And they WILL LIKELY try to shut us down here on the
Internet, too!!

We MUST give this woman a RESOUNDING FREEPIN’, I tell ya!!

I want to compose a GOOD email telling her my VEHEMENT
objections to her CENSORSHIP Doctrine. That is what it
is, CENSORSHIP!!

It’s not ENOUGH for them that they already OWN the ENTIRE
Mainstream Media including almost ALL the TV News (we DO
have FOX, which IS Fair and Balanced) and 90% of the PRINT
media (Newspapers, Magazines, etc.) !! They want to TOTALLY
shut down the Conservative Voice!

Just G-R-R-R-R-R-R-R !!!!

- - - - - - - -

Pingin’ several of my ping lists here. What say YOU, folks??

Ping! Ping! Ping!


38 posted on 02/08/2009 7:56:22 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Obama, WHO is Bill Ayers and WHY are you still friends with him? Please RSVP asap!)
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To: MeekOneGOP

Bring it, Deb. Maybe we’ll show you some fairness at the hangin’.


39 posted on 02/08/2009 8:00:45 AM PST by TADSLOS (McCain always has a job as Obama's Butt Boy when he loses his seat in 2010)
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To: sit-rep; Larry Lucido

Hey ......one of yer hogs got out of the pen......:o)


40 posted on 02/08/2009 8:01:07 AM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: MeekOneGOP

I want to hear Rush on Air America. No, wait.
Her husband’s network failed, didn’t it?


41 posted on 02/08/2009 8:01:36 AM PST by hocndoc (http://www.LifeEthics.org (I've got a mustard seed and I'm not afraid to use it.))
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To: MeekOneGOP

Bump!


42 posted on 02/08/2009 8:04:47 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: TADSLOS; hocndoc; Squantos; Alamo-Girl; y'all

BUMP y’all back!

Now I gotta FLY for work. Else I’ll be late! :)

Have a SUPER Sunday!!


43 posted on 02/08/2009 8:07:57 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Obama, WHO is Bill Ayers and WHY are you still friends with him? Please RSVP asap!)
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To: MeekOneGOP

Stabenow should hold hearings on a Fairness Doctrine to find out why her husband’s hooker got time, but her husband didn’t.


44 posted on 02/08/2009 8:11:37 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Federalist Patriot
Dear Debbie,
What you and your ilk do not understand is that I listen to talk radio because I agree.......I don't simply agree because I listen. You will probably never understand this concept.
45 posted on 02/08/2009 8:12:20 AM PST by DKM
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To: MeekOneGOP; Federalist Patriot
Just saw this, er, thing interviewed on Fox re the bankruptus package. This thing is certifiable, AND it is a sitting US senator!!?? Very bad things headed our way Meek. Are you ready?
46 posted on 02/08/2009 8:39:33 AM PST by ForGod'sSake (ABCNNBCBS: A lie will travel halfway around the world before the truth can get its shoes on!)
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To: Federalist Patriot

I’ll believe in the “Fairness Doctrine” when it applies to Broadway.


47 posted on 02/08/2009 9:25:39 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: MeekOneGOP
Because once they FORCE Censorship of Rush, Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity and ALL the great talk-radio Kings and Queens, what can we do ???

See tag line. It's all we will have left.

48 posted on 02/08/2009 9:47:54 AM PST by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: exile

Now that is her official portrait.

This is a more realistic photo.

Of course she is not a spring chicken, and she wasn't always quite that gruesome.

That "kid" image is from the 1950s, while the last one is from late '70s.

She is the same age I am, within a year I'd say. At least she graduated from college the year I would have, if I'd been able to go through in 4 years (Engineering's 135 semester hours + AFROTC made that very difficult)

49 posted on 02/08/2009 10:00:03 AM PST by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: Squantos; Larry Lucido

These idiots are a little too early to feel this confident. You watch what Rush Limbaugh says about this come Monday. This broad is going down dude.

Wonder why a nobody was picked to start mouthing off about this again? that coupled with the fact that her old man is with air America... Way too easy of target here...Why?


50 posted on 02/08/2009 10:09:20 AM PST by sit-rep
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