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White House puts bull's Eye on Talk Radio
http://wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=87172 ^ | 01/27/09

Posted on 01/27/2009 6:57:13 AM PST by Maxstake

On Obama's agenda, according to his White House website, is the goal to "encourage diversity in media ownership."

Obama elaborates on the site that his aim is to "encourage diversity in the ownership of broadcast media, promote the development of new media outlets for expression of diverse viewpoints, and clarify the public interest obligations of broadcasters who occupy the nation's spectrum."

The plan apparently aligns with longstanding Democratic suggestions to resurrect the "Fairness Doctrine."

The policy was abandoned in 1987 under President Reagan when there were 75 radio talk shows in the U.S. Reagan opposed the policy because it required broadcast TV and radio programs to air "opposing views" on political issues, which had the practical effect of virtually eliminating opinion programs.

Since abandonment of the Fairness Doctrine, the number of radio talk shows has risen to more than 3,000.

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Read how Obama is actively planning on revising how Radio Works, if not the "Fairness Doctrine" than some version. This is only a stepping stone to full control, censorship, of the press. (One Act of Treason)

Maxstake

1 posted on 01/27/2009 6:57:13 AM PST by Maxstake
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To: Maxstake

Duplicate Thread Tax

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2172531/posts

2 posted on 01/27/2009 7:00:47 AM PST by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: Maxstake
Democraps are all for free speech when they are the one's speaking.

Fuhrer Obama will silence all dissenters

3 posted on 01/27/2009 7:03:33 AM PST by exile (I will NOT submit.)
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To: Maxstake
If it were up to me I would tread very softly on the likes of Rush, et al. They are pretty quiescent right now, but threaten them with the loss of their talk show hosts might just be like stirring a bee hive! I think it would be something like the Japanese decision to attack Pearl Harbor. Before that most Americans didn't think much about the problems being caused by Japan in various places around the globe.

Thankfully though, they never seem to learn! Every attack on Rush or the others simply increases their listener base. Keep it up, guys!

4 posted on 01/27/2009 7:05:42 AM PST by jwparkerjr (God Bless America!)
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To: Maxstake

Then we go underground (on the internet, on youtube, facebook, wherever) to get the truth out to the people—where it can be uncensored by those who are ‘more equal than others’!!!

The lines are being drawn, people! Where will you take a stand against the evil that is being planted in America?!?


5 posted on 01/27/2009 7:07:00 AM PST by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: xcamel

Is he going to change the way radio works the way that NFL coaches are hired. You know, if no Vlack coaches want the Detroit job, the team gets fined for not hiring a Black coach. Or the town in Texas that couldn’t hire a new cop because no Blacks applied, so they short staffed.


6 posted on 01/27/2009 7:07:03 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: xcamel

Is he going to change the way radio works the way that NFL coaches are hired. You know, if no Vlack coaches want the Detroit job, the team gets fined for not hiring a Black coach. Or the town in Texas that couldn’t hire a new cop because no Blacks applied, so they short staffed.


7 posted on 01/27/2009 7:07:22 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: jwparkerjr

“Every attack on Rush or the others simply increases their listener base.”

How much would any talk show host have to pay to get the kind of advertising that Oh Bummer gave Rush at no charge? Rush must be ecstatic!!!


8 posted on 01/27/2009 7:08:32 AM PST by Rembrandt
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To: exile

Just bought a (rather long) book on Germany from 1933 to 1939. Guess what? This is exactly what the Nazi’s did. To a ‘T’. Ein reich, ein volk, ein fuhrer. Diversity? Yeah, right.


9 posted on 01/27/2009 7:10:36 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Maxstake

If they pass that fairness doctrine they are going to be sorry in short order. There will be an uprising that will not be pretty.


10 posted on 01/27/2009 7:11:05 AM PST by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: xcamel

Your link doesn’t work


11 posted on 01/27/2009 7:14:17 AM PST by WKB
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To: WKB

Oh yeah it does..


12 posted on 01/27/2009 7:16:16 AM PST by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: Rembrandt

“How much would any talk show host have to pay to get the kind of advertising that Oh Bummer gave Rush at no charge? Rush must be ecstatic!!!”

...he’s NOT “ecstatic”. He’s a capitalist but he’s not stupid. He likes a good fight but he’s having to fight with one hand tied behind his back. His power, influence and listenership would go to ZERO if BO gets his way. I’m positive that Rush has plans to work around the Marxist. As BO has plans to work around Rush’s plans.


13 posted on 01/27/2009 7:20:07 AM PST by albie
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To: albie

Cool, now to tv stations and cable “news” (not).


14 posted on 01/27/2009 7:22:56 AM PST by Reagan69 (No Representation without Taxation !)
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To: Piquaboy

“If they pass that fairness doctrine they are going to be sorry in short order. There will be an uprising that will not be pretty”.

...I hope you’re right! So far, the sheeple are flat lining.


15 posted on 01/27/2009 7:24:02 AM PST by albie
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To: albie

There are plenty of ways to get around BO. The internet is one, and satellite radio is another (I have XM and Sirius on two different cars).

Our only hope is that Congress is too inefficient to get anything substantial done on all three fronts (terrestrial radio, satellite radio and internet) in the next 4 years.


16 posted on 01/27/2009 7:24:24 AM PST by rom (Obama '12 slogan: Let's keep on hopin'!)
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To: rom

“There are plenty of ways to get around BO. The internet is one, and satellite radio is another”

...I pray you’re right. But BO will do all he can to regulate those as well.


17 posted on 01/27/2009 7:27:45 AM PST by albie
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To: Maxstake

White House puts bull’s Eye on Talk Radio.......

...and of course the ACLU will stand front and center, defending conservative talk radio and their right to free speech.......

...serious sarcasm//


18 posted on 01/27/2009 7:28:03 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: albie

If the radio stations refuse to comply BO Plenty could have them shut off but that would invite valid comparisons to Nazi book burning and the arrests of German radio employees and editors/reporters by the Nazis.

How about a few 50-100K watt transmitters just offshore.


19 posted on 01/27/2009 7:30:45 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: massgopguy

This sounds ludicrous, but it happened to me as well!!

Years ago I was teaching in Dallas and wanted to get a job closer to home in the same district (further north). There was a school perfectly located nearby my home, so I went in for an interview. Principal was a lovely lady, said she loved my resume and obvious love for children and teaching—BUT told me ‘unofficially’ she couldn’t hire me for the job opening because it was required to be filled with either a black applicant or a hispanic!!! She was disgusted as well with the ‘reverse discrimination’ against me and other qualified teachers who weren’t black or hispanic. (I’m about as blonde, blue eyed and white as you can get)

Those kids had substitutes the rest of the school year because they never had qualified applicants come in. That was a shame because (not just bragging here) I was a HIGHLY qualified teacher who would have worked wonders with those kids (always got job evals of exceeds expectations and my kids always advanced at least one grade level).

I quit at the end of my contract and went to another district.


20 posted on 01/27/2009 7:34:39 AM PST by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: RJS1950

“How about a few 50-100K watt transmitters just offshore”.

...that is EXACTLY how Sean, Rush et al will operate. Long term it would be best. Going on XM could be a waste. Not enough listenership. Although if XM is willing to pay...quite possibly.


21 posted on 01/27/2009 7:36:26 AM PST by albie
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To: Maxstake

Liberals dominate the TV and press. Would Conservatives be given equal time on those media even as the Liberals would get equal time on AM radio?


22 posted on 01/27/2009 7:37:41 AM PST by TexasRepublic (I am inconsolate over the death of our country.)
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To: albie
“How about a few 50-100K watt transmitters just offshore”.

...that is EXACTLY how Sean, Rush et al will operate. Long term it would be best. Going on XM could be a waste. Not enough listenership. Although if XM is willing to pay...quite possibly.

You'll have a few who could survive that way, but any station that still has a local talker will replace his show with gardening talk. Essentially you destroy the minor leagues where Rush's or Hannity's replacement will come from.

23 posted on 01/27/2009 8:07:04 AM PST by KarlInOhio (On 9/11 Israel mourned with us while the Palestinians danced in the streets. Who should we support?)
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To: albie
Taking conservative radio offshore is like burying your
guns in the back yard. If the nation has gotten to that point then the people need to be in full rebellion. Government can regulate satellite broadcasts if it wants to, and its easy to track down offshore transmitters and take them out. Eventually any type of broadcasting can be silenced or limited to the point that it is worthless.

It seems we keep drawing one line in the sand after another. Many say if government does this then we are going to rise up against its tyranny. Yet, we step back and draw another line in the sand. The destruction of conservative AM radio is not acceptable, just as burying my AR15 in the backyard is not acceptable.

24 posted on 01/27/2009 8:07:26 AM PST by Jay Redhawk
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To: pillut48
Then we go underground (on the internet, on youtube, facebook, wherever) to get the truth out to the people—where it can be uncensored by those who are ‘more equal than others’!!!

If they knock out broadcast media, it won't take much (especially with an activist judge), to reword or apply the same to the internet.

The FBI has Carnivore developed during the Clinton years. The NSA has Echelon going as far back as the 70's. I'm sure, especially since the WOT, that these systems have been radically upgraded throughout the years.

Maybe a few innovative techies could hide for awhile. But not many, and not for long.

And even IF theses systems aren't currently as all seeing as some might think, the money and resources applied to development, by a narssasist like Obama, who won't stand for dissent, will be HUGH and SERIES.

25 posted on 01/27/2009 8:10:36 AM PST by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: mountn man

Take heart in remembering that the Founding Fathers didn’t have the technology we have today, and they were successful in fighting anti-American enemies! :-)

God is in control, and on the side of right! If God is for us, who can be against us?? :-)


26 posted on 01/27/2009 8:31:30 AM PST by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: xcamel
OK show me

This is the way it looks and won't open up.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2172531/posts

27 posted on 01/27/2009 8:46:40 AM PST by WKB
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To: WKB
copy it into a new window...or

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2172531/posts

28 posted on 01/27/2009 8:50:32 AM PST by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: xcamel

That’s too much trouble


29 posted on 01/27/2009 8:54:32 AM PST by WKB
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To: massgopguy

I want to see the Chinese language radio station be forced to offer progamming in Spanish, in the name of “diversity,” so the Chinese can be exposed to Spanish culture. < /sarc> < not really>


30 posted on 01/27/2009 8:56:27 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (You can never overestimate the Democrats' ability to overplay their hand.)
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To: exile

Next obama will do like the USSR did for years run frequency jamers over broadcast bands.


31 posted on 01/27/2009 9:27:50 AM PST by Vaduz
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