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Politico: Sen. Stabenow Wants Hearings On Radio 'Accountability'; Talks Fairness Doctrine
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Posted on 02/05/2009 1:21:12 PM PST by texrepub76

UPDATE: We have been reminded that Senator Stabenow's husband, Thomas Athans, is the co-founder of the liberal TalkUSA Radio network and is now the Executive Vice-President of liberal Air America. Liberal talk radio has of course failed miserably every time it has been tried, all the while watching it's conservative counterpart's success soar.

Which might lead one to believe that Senator Stabenow, in addition to her zealous will to slam the fist of government down upon her opponents, has some business skin in the game as well. If you can't beat 'em, censor 'em.

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Michael Calderone in today's Politico reports on the latest liberal politician -- Michigan Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow -- openly touting their intent to silence their talk radio opposition with a reinstitution of the Fairness Doctrine.

"Whether it’s called the Fairness Standard (sic), whether it’s called something else – I absolutely think it’s time to be bringing accountability to the airwaves."

Senator Stabenow was speaking on the air with liberal talk radio host Bill Press and to his eleven listeners nationwide. She insisted that she "think(s) it’s absolutely time to pass a standard" and indicated she had "already had some discussions with colleagues" about Fairness "Standard" hearings and that she "feel(s) like that’s gonna happen. Yep."


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: 111th; fairnessdoctrine; freespeech; obama; stabenow; stabmenow; talkradio

1 posted on 02/05/2009 1:21:12 PM PST by texrepub76
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To: texrepub76

Washington, DC Office
Senator Debbie Stabenow
133 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4822
TTY: (202) 224-2066
e-mail: senator@stabenow.senate.gov


2 posted on 02/05/2009 1:21:50 PM PST by texrepub76
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To: texrepub76

Please send your thought on the fairness doctrine to:
Washington, DC Office
Senator Debbie Stabenow
133 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4822
TTY: (202) 224-2066
e-mail: senator@stabenow.senate.gov

These are liberals trying to silence the remaining conservative holdout..


3 posted on 02/05/2009 1:23:05 PM PST by texrepub76
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To: texrepub76
Dont forget little Debbies husband was just busted picking up some tail in Troy Michigan.
4 posted on 02/05/2009 1:25:49 PM PST by Mark was here (The earth is bipolar.)
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To: texrepub76
These socialist Dems must think we all have short memories! Stab-me-now’s husband was arrested for buying a hooker in Detroit last year. The hooker went to jail and Stab-me-now was released.
5 posted on 02/05/2009 1:26:10 PM PST by paratrooper82 (82 Airborne 1/508th BN "fury from the sky")
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To: texrepub76

Wow so Stabenow’s family directly profits from any censuring of conservative talk radio and/or giving handouts to lib talk.

I am so relived to hear there is no conflict of interest there (sarcasm fully intended).


6 posted on 02/05/2009 1:26:22 PM PST by rod1
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To: texrepub76
Talk radio is a roadblock on the path to Socialism/Communism. I can understand why Little Debbie is upset.

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7 posted on 02/05/2009 1:26:51 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ( Elections have consequences.)
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To: Mark was here
I apologize to you for stepping on your post, I did not see that you had already posted the hooker thing about Stab-me-now’s husband.

Take good care!

8 posted on 02/05/2009 1:27:49 PM PST by paratrooper82 (82 Airborne 1/508th BN "fury from the sky")
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To: texrepub76

In light of this information, the Senator can fix the problem of imbalance by encouraging her husband to produce radio programs that don’t suck. “If you build it, people will come.”


9 posted on 02/05/2009 1:28:03 PM PST by Southside_Chicago_Republican ("During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." --Orwell)
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To: texrepub76

Oh yes....she’s doing it for the “little guy.”
Strange when she was on Press’s show she yakked and yakked about the LIES conservative radio tells. Ahem...did she give any examples by chance? Of course not.

Democrats would look VERY VERY bad if they try to silence conservative talk radio, especially in light of the fact that Republicans didn’t utter a word when Air America was launched with all that fanfare, and when MSNBC holds literal Democratic telethons. Sorry no one likes your husband’s product, tootsie, but that’s not Limbaugh or Levin’s fault. If there really was a market for liberal talk radio, which even fails in the San Francisco Bay Area, Clear Channel would be falling over itself to find an outlet for it.

Come to think of it - is “Pacifica Radio” still in business? How about NPR?


10 posted on 02/05/2009 1:28:16 PM PST by Right Cal Gal (Abraham Lincoln would have let Berkeley leave the Union without a fight)
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To: texrepub76

Somebody poked a mop handle in the one’s front trike wheel.


11 posted on 02/05/2009 1:28:35 PM PST by Tarpon (America's first principles, freedom, liberty, market economy and self-reliance will never fail.)
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To: texrepub76

The Senator’s voicemail box is full.


12 posted on 02/05/2009 1:32:56 PM PST by LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot ("If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir"-Gen.Sherman)
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To: texrepub76

Here we go — right on schedule. Can’t have Rush Limbaugh and company doing to future debates what they did to the debate over the dumb Dem “stimulus” plan.


13 posted on 02/05/2009 1:33:14 PM PST by quesney
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To: paratrooper82
These socialist Dems must think we all have short memories!
Stab-me-now’s husband was arrested for buying a hooker in Detroit last year.
The hooker went to jail and Stab-me-now was released.

Silly rabbit. Laws, like taxes,
are ONLY for non-Congresspeople and Republicans.

14 posted on 02/05/2009 1:33:30 PM PST by Diogenesis (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: paratrooper82

Dont sweat it ... after all I think it is funny every time it gets a mention.


15 posted on 02/05/2009 1:33:35 PM PST by Mark was here (The earth is bipolar.)
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To: texrepub76
I absolutely think it’s time to be bringing accountability to the airwaves.

"Accountability"

It's the new liberal buzzword to usher in one-party rule.

16 posted on 02/05/2009 1:33:47 PM PST by Flycatcher (Strong copy for a strong America)
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To: Flycatcher
"I absolutely think it’s time to be bringing accountability to the Internet".

Can this be far away?

17 posted on 02/05/2009 1:50:14 PM PST by anoldafvet
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To: texrepub76

Stabenow can shut her yap until we audit her and her husband for the usual Democrat Tax Cheatery...


18 posted on 02/05/2009 1:50:30 PM PST by an amused spectator (Citizen Kenyan: Commander in The Effort Against Culturally-Influenced Misbehavior.)
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To: Flycatcher

I keep boxes and boxes of “accountability” in a small room at my house.


19 posted on 02/05/2009 1:51:40 PM PST by an amused spectator (Citizen Kenyan: Commander in The Effort Against Culturally-Influenced Misbehavior.)
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To: texrepub76

I live in Michigan....I have just emailed her office....tried to telephone....you can’t get through, her lines are all tied up.

Please folks...keep emailing and calling. This moron wants to suspend the First Amendment....nothing like this has been tried since the Alien and Sedition Act of 1798.


20 posted on 02/05/2009 1:52:09 PM PST by kjo
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To: anoldafvet; an amused spectator
I'm in the language biz and I follow political cant closely. I've noticed that many Democrats, including their leader in the White House, are started to toss the word "accountability" around as they would a freshly aborted fetus.

As I said, it appears to be code for: "I'm from the government and I'm here to help."

21 posted on 02/05/2009 1:58:33 PM PST by Flycatcher (Strong copy for a strong America)
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To: texrepub76

“Accountability” = “Obligation to parrot left liberal talking points and propaganda”


22 posted on 02/05/2009 2:18:12 PM PST by Unam Sanctam
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To: Mark was here

If you look at her you can understand why.


23 posted on 02/05/2009 2:19:30 PM PST by mortal19440
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To: texrepub76
Never forget:


24 posted on 02/05/2009 2:24:10 PM PST by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: texrepub76

here is the link to the article in Politico:

http://www.politico.com/blogs/michaelcalderone/0209/Sen_Stabenow_wants_hearings_on_radio_accountability_talks_fairness_doctrine.html?showall


25 posted on 02/05/2009 4:18:03 PM PST by FocusNexus ("Good and evil are present in this world, and between the two there can be no compromise." GW Bush)
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To: texrepub76

Didn’t her husband also get caught with a prostitute or something?


26 posted on 02/05/2009 4:25:08 PM PST by St. Louis Conservative
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To: Flycatcher
No, it is the code for “Go against me and I will destroy you.”

On one hand, it is rather interesting for me to watch the more liberal people I work with slowly wake up to what they did. But I am worried about the push back that is coming. Obama is getting more and more irrational, and is acting like he is just winging it all without any for thought.

That type of person in a position of power can do a lot of damage.

27 posted on 02/05/2009 4:34:20 PM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: texrepub76

Rush better hurry back from vacation.


28 posted on 02/05/2009 5:02:44 PM PST by maxter (Give today a chance. Enjoy.)
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To: texrepub76

29 posted on 02/05/2009 5:15:02 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama dozed.....people froze.)
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To: texrepub76

To Senator Stabenow:

Bring it, bitch.


30 posted on 02/05/2009 5:23:58 PM PST by ScottinVA (Make my world PURRRFECT, Lord Obama!)
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To: texrepub76

What about bringing accountability to the senate?


31 posted on 02/05/2009 5:28:36 PM PST by kickonly88
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To: texrepub76

AND, she was elected via Democrat vote fraud too.


32 posted on 02/05/2009 6:04:00 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (The committed will surely dominate the complacent.)
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To: an amused spectator

I keep boxes and boxes of “accountability” in a small room at my house

We do too. LOTS of accountability


33 posted on 02/05/2009 6:18:45 PM PST by mojitojoe (If you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat)
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To: Right Cal Gal
How about NPR?

NPR will always be in business...its run using tax dollars.

Actually, wouldn't the Fairness Doctrine be a major boost for XM/Sirius? Should we all start buying their stock? Now wouldn't that chap the libs' asses. All broadcast radio goes under when conservatives switch to satellite and we profit from it.

34 posted on 02/05/2009 6:41:31 PM PST by JrsyJack (Oh dem golden slippers!!)
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To: texrepub76

“Accountability” = Censorship

keep your leftist paws off our First Amendment


35 posted on 02/05/2009 6:52:33 PM PST by Canedawg ( I object to taxation without proper representation.)
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To: texrepub76
We have been reminded that Senator Stabenow's husband, Thomas Athans, is the co-founder of the liberal TalkUSA Radio network and is now the Executive Vice-President of liberal Air America.

Breathtaking arrogance. Democrats think that they can ignore the first amendment for their own personal enrichment. Conservatives need to be gunning for this stupid b**** from now until her term ends.
36 posted on 02/05/2009 7:24:50 PM PST by dr_who
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To: texrepub76

NO ONE IS STOPPING THESE IDIOTS FROM HAVING THEIR SHARE OF TIME ON THE RADIO.

They can’t keep listeners so they want time on others to destroy the whole damn radio listening. I hope Rush and others come up with another way to get our messages out without the commie’s interference.

Guess we’ll have to take out the newspapers & commentaries with a Fairness Doc of our own for bias printing and propaganda, etc


37 posted on 02/05/2009 7:29:04 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (Welcome to Obama's America... Be afraid, be very afraid)
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To: anoldafvet

You can bet they’re working on the net, BIGTIME.

When that’s controlled, they’ll have it all and our a**** are grass
but there will be no peace.


38 posted on 02/05/2009 7:30:46 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (Welcome to Obama's America... Be afraid, be very afraid)
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To: texrepub76
Senator, When you are spending more time worrying about what I hear on talk radio than what your husband needs to hear from his wife, it is time for you to resign your job.

And, eliminating competition for his liberal radio network, through use of YOUR Senate position, will do nothing for his self esteem.

39 posted on 02/05/2009 8:33:27 PM PST by LZ_Bayonet (There's Always Something.............And there's always something worse!)
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To: texrepub76

Thanks!
I got through to the Southeast Michigan Office.

Mid-Michigan Office
Senator Debbie Stabenow
221 W. Lake Lansing Road, Suite 100
East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone: (517) 203-1760

Southeast Michigan Office
243 W.Congress Suite 550
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: (313) 961-4330


40 posted on 02/06/2009 8:42:20 AM PST by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: texrepub76

" YES WE CAN!"

41 posted on 02/06/2009 8:47:45 AM PST by jetson
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To: texrepub76

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2172649/posts

it is important not to let leftists frame the argument. ask the mod to put “censorship doctrine” in parentheses next to the title.


42 posted on 02/08/2009 1:30:28 PM PST by Chickensoup ("Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.")
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