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To: greyfoxx39

McCain introduces talk radio legislation

Arizona Sen. John McCain has introduced federal legislation to protect talk radio shows from the reinstatement of past rules that required dissenting voices be given equal time on their shows.

McCain and fellow GOP Senators John Thune of South Dakota and Norm Coleman of Minnesota have put forward legislation preventing the reinstatement of the 'Fairness Doctrine'.

The Fairness Doctrine was done away with in 1987 but previously required political radio shows to offer equal time to opposing viewpoints as part of their Federal Communications Commission licenses.

A number of Democrats and liberal advocates want the Fairness Doctrine put back in place. They do not like the fact talk radio is dominated by conservatives such as Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage and Laura Ingraham.

McCain said imposing such rules would stifle free speech and there are plenty of political viewpoints in the marketplace.

Conservative radio talkers have criticized McCain for his stance in favor of immigration reform.


8 posted on 01/31/2008 3:43:36 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (Salvation is NOT a value-added enterprise by making you pay for it. Christ gives it away free.)
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To: greyfoxx39

McCain deserves MORE than talk radio scorn. He deserves to be sent home. He is a Ted Kennedy turd.
He is a liar and a shill for the elites in DC.

Ted Olson, big f’n deal.


13 posted on 01/31/2008 3:47:29 PM PST by dforest (Don't even ask me to vote for McCain, Rudy, or Huckster.)
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To: greyfoxx39
So, because he introduced this legislation, they should what? Be bought off and not talk about immigration?

Conservative radio talkers have criticized McCain for his stance in favor of immigration reform.

19 posted on 01/31/2008 3:50:39 PM PST by verklaring (Pyrite is not gold)
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To: greyfoxx39

so that’s why they don’t like mccain


24 posted on 01/31/2008 3:54:06 PM PST by ari-freedom (I want leadership, not equivocators.)
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To: greyfoxx39

But now, look what his supporters say about “psychotic” talk hosts:

http://www.redlasso.com/ClipPlayer.aspx?id=dced92c5-3d9e-4c73-bc18-c2dcf1bf68bd


29 posted on 01/31/2008 4:05:16 PM PST by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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