Skip to comments.Democrats seek to ban FoxNews Channel from taxpayer funded cable for the poor. (satire)
Posted on 11/05/2007 8:30:49 AM PST by Trueblackman
New Cable TV Vouchers Ban FOX News
Democrats' hard-fought battle to provide cable television to welfare recipients hit another snag yesterday when Republicans found a newly inserted provision that specifically excludes FOX News Channel from programming options. "This clause was not in this bill last week," said Rep. Jim Clements (R-CO) "I don't know whether someone thought they could slip this by us, or what, but this is getting to be a bit much." The affected bill, a 3.5 billion dollar spending measure that proponents say is necessary to educate potential voters before the 2008 elections, has met with great resistance from conservative legislators on both sides of the aisle who portray it as just one more unnecessary entitlement tacked onto an already over-burdoned welfare system. "The Federal Government is not obliged to provide people the ability to watch Sponge Bob Square Pants." Said Rep. Mitch Weyland (R-NM), "This whole idea was bad from the beginning... it's a waste of taxpayer dollars." "Contrary to what my friend from New Mexico thinks, this is not about entertainment. It's about education.," said Warren Billingsley, Democrat from Buffalo, New York, and co-sponsor of the 'Voter Education and Inclusion Act.' Billingsley claims that without cable television, an irreplaceable source of political info and events, millions of voters nationwide will be disenfranchised from the process. "We need to move beyond this notion that only the very rich should have access to the political process," he said. "We want the American people, all of the American people, to have the proper information before heading to the polls in 2008." Asked why language was inserted to specifically bar FOX News Channel from programming, he replied, "FOX News isn't a source of proper information."
I am certain the civil rights and free speech advocates will denounce this...in my own fantasy land.
If they can ban FoxNews, then they need to ban CNN, MSNBC, and all the rest of the news channels because of their Left leaning reporting.
Fairness Doctrine ?
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
OH. My. Goodness.
So the “New Age” voter is DISENFRANCHISED if they don’t have CABLE???
Why are we paying for any cable TV for the “poor” in the first place?
what’s next? banning FR on their free internet?
Why don’t they just ban Fox News altogether? You know they want to. What? Too chicken to try?
A breakthrough question. Why indeed ?
Why thankee, massa, for gettin' me my propah infomation.
Wooden't want no infomation that wuddent propah, no, suh, massa.
Could this be the tv verson of the “Fairness Doctrime” ?
It is true, once there is one news source which sticks to the truth, the Democrats go beserk. They need to understand, their media parrot is dead and buried.
Democrats see logic as their enemy, and the truth as their terrorist.
There is nothing the left will not attempt in order to win.
The Democrats don’t want to poison the mind of welfare recipients by allowing them to watch any Conservative TV stations. It mind get them thinking about getting off the dole, stop having kids at age 16, and get and education and make it without government assistance.
Heck, they wouldn’t need the Democratic party anymore, if all that happened.
if the gov’t. does not allow certain programming on state provided media services, does that not constitute censorship?
cable for the poor? i guess we’re gonna foot the bill for their new tv, the electricity to run them and the house to secure it all... GEZZ........ I’m gonna quit work and get me some of this...
Indoctrination 101 - Never let the subjects know any thoughts other than the ones you want them too...
“The affected bill, a 3.5 billion dollar spending measure that proponents say is necessary to educate potential voters before the 2008 elections, has met with great resistance from conservative legislators on both sides of the aisle who portray it as just one more unnecessary entitlement tacked onto an already over-burdoned welfare system.”
Just so I have this straight....they want to spend 3.5 BILLION dollars to give cable tv to poor people? Have they lost their flipping minds? This is insane.
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