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Another senator lines up behind 'Fairness Doctrine'
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | February 05, 2009

Posted on 02/06/2009 4:10:49 AM PST by Man50D

WASHINGTON – Another Democratic U.S. senator has gone on record as supporting the reinstatement of the so-called "Fairness Doctrine," adding, "I feel like that's gonna happen."

Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., told radio host and WND columnist Bill Press yesterday when asked about whether it was time to bring back the so-called "Fairness Doctrine": "I think it's absolutely time to pass a standard. Now, whether it's called the Fairness Standard, whether it's called something else – I absolutely think it's time to be bringing accountability to the airwaves. I mean, our new president has talked rightly about accountability and transparency. You know, that we all have to step up and be responsible. And, I think in this case, there needs to be some accountability and standards put in place."

Asked by Press if she could be counted on to push for hearings in the Senate this year "to bring these (radio station) owners in and hold them accountable," she replied: "I have already had some discussions with colleagues and, you know, I feel like that's gonna happen. Yep."

Meanwhile, as WND has previously reported, other Democratic legislators have tried to claim talk about a reintroduction of the so-called "Fairness Doctrine" is merely conspiracy-mongering by right-wing talk radio and its partisan cheerleaders.

But other Democrats in the Senate and House – and even a few Republicans – have made no secret of their support for such legislation.

"For many, many years, we operated under a Fairness Doctrine in this country," Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., told Albuquerque radio station KKOB last year. "I think the country was well-served. I think the public discussion was at a higher level and more intelligent in those days than it has become since."

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Accountability is another socialist spin word for denying freedom of speech.
1 posted on 02/06/2009 4:10:49 AM PST by Man50D
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To: Man50D
bringing accountability to the airwaves

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution is the part of the United States Bill of Rights that expressly prohibits the United States Congress from making laws ...that infringe the freedom of speech, infringe the freedom of the press...--wikipedia

But you know better, don't ya, Lil' Debbie?

2 posted on 02/06/2009 4:14:09 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Pro-Life Capitalist American Atheist and Free-Speech Junkie)
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To: Delacon

~~ping~~


3 posted on 02/06/2009 4:14:26 AM 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: Man50D

Just remember. Stabenow can be intimidated into backing down. We’ve done it a few times with big issues.


4 posted on 02/06/2009 4:15:30 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Man50D

Implementation of the UNfairness Doctrine will be the catalyst that will set off the brewing Conservative revolution in this country...


5 posted on 02/06/2009 4:17:24 AM PST by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Democrats: Seeking an easy life at someone else's expense for 150 years")
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To: Man50D
I don't think Sean mentioned this yesterday, read about her husband, Tom Athans. He is deeply involved in liberal talk radio.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Athans

6 posted on 02/06/2009 4:17:37 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (I would continue my rant but I have to make sure my tires are inflated.)
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To: Delacon

FD ping


7 posted on 02/06/2009 4:22:24 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: Former Proud Canadian

Tom also has a problem with the ladies.


8 posted on 02/06/2009 4:22:30 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Man50D
Well, if they want “balance” let's give it to them in spades. Every liberal tv news outlet, and every newspaper throughout the country should be shouldered with the same “standard” of balance. Considering the only thing we essentially control are the radio airwaves, this would be a net gain for conservatives.
9 posted on 02/06/2009 4:24:35 AM PST by RU88 (The false messiah can not change water into wine any more than he can get unity from diversity.)
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To: Man50D
Stabenow wants hearings on radio accountability ... VIDEO


This will make your arteries spring leaks.

At least it did mine.

10 posted on 02/06/2009 4:30:07 AM PST by G.Mason (Alarm & Muster)
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To: Man50D
Got to LOVE this non-photoshopped image of Stabenow standing next to a sign that she was using to diss Bush...



You'd think someone would have told her how ridiculous she looked! LOL!
11 posted on 02/06/2009 4:30:11 AM PST by MaryFromMichigan
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To: RU88

Censorship one of the things that make dictators strong.

These people are sworn to protect the Constitution.????????


12 posted on 02/06/2009 4:31:54 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Man50D
"And, I think in this case, there needs to be some accountability and standards put in place."

Tell ya what, Deb. Look in the mirror and start there. Once you've finished with that chore, move on to government. That should keep you plenty busy. In the mean time, the airwaves are doing just fine without you screwing them up like you folks do with everything else you mess with.

13 posted on 02/06/2009 4:32:24 AM PST by GBA
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"For many, many years, we operated under a Fairness Doctrine in this country," Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., told Albuquerque radio station KKOB last year. "I think the country was well-served. I think the public discussion was at a higher level and more intelligent in those days than it has become since."

Of course Bingaman thinks "the country" was well served when the only voices heard by the masses were those supporting HIS positions and reelections.

Mark

14 posted on 02/06/2009 4:33:28 AM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Darkwolf377

Will this include the requirement that half the ‘journalists’ on MSM be conservative? A conservative response to all the leftist reports? Or is this only pro-liberal response on conservative talk radio?


15 posted on 02/06/2009 4:35:34 AM PST by SouthCarolinaKit
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To: Man50D

This fairness doctrine crap is just yet another attempt to get the liberal adjenda out. Nationwide liberal talk shows are taking a beating while folks like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity,Laura Ingram,Mark Levin Rusty Humphries, Glen Beck, etal have their viewers & listeners growing. Kinda strange when they ALL INVITE liberal politicians & icons on their shows to debate the issues & can’t get them to appear and yet these same a$$hats are trying to legislate/mandate a counter point of view, to put liberals on shows that they fail to appear on when invited. WHAT COMPLETE IDIOTS, they don’t even realize the falseness of their arguement & the vast hypocracy of their position


16 posted on 02/06/2009 4:36:35 AM PST by Fighter@heart (Anti-troll mechanism is on & scanning all posts)
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To: Man50D
Fairness? Was not her husband caught with a hooker
who was jailed, as he was let go?
17 posted on 02/06/2009 4:37:14 AM PST by Diogenesis (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Man50D

Don’t you just love it when politicians use the Constitution as toilet paper?


18 posted on 02/06/2009 4:39:27 AM PST by Texican72
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To: Former Proud Canadian
I bet there is money in that stimulus bill for Air America.

The Republicans should try to find it.

19 posted on 02/06/2009 4:39:56 AM PST by greedo
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To: Former Proud Canadian

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Athans
Sen. Stabenow’s husband - Liberal talk radio exec.
“Tom Athans (born 1961) is a notable member of the Democratic Party from the state of Michigan. He is a co-founder and former CEO of the liberal-progressive Democracy Radio, an organization that produced and supported liberal talk radio shows that formerly included the Ed Schultz Show. He is now the executive Vice-President of another liberal talk radio organization Air America. Athans is married to Senator Debbie Stabenow, a Democrat of Michigan.”


20 posted on 02/06/2009 4:40:01 AM PST by LZ_Bayonet (There's Always Something.............And there's always something worse!)
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To: Man50D
"I think the country was well-served. I think the public discussion was at a higher level and more intelligent in those days than it has become since."

Sean Hannity was on fire yesterday. It was great to hear.

Public Radio is commercial radio. People vote with their wallet. Air time is paid by sponsors. Sponsors pay for shows that people listen.

If they did not listen, the sponsors would not be paying. That is accountability.

The majority party is revealing their colors. They just don't understand how a democratic republic is supposed to work.

Government needs to get out of the way and let the people, the market, that economy work itself out.

21 posted on 02/06/2009 4:40:59 AM PST by Dustoff45 (A non posting Freeper produces far fewer spelling errors)
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To: Man50D

“...But other Democrats in the Senate and House – and even a few Republicans – have made no secret of their support for such legislation...”

In any Republicans are supporting the unfairness doctrine, they need to be cut off from funding and replaced. Now.


22 posted on 02/06/2009 4:43:39 AM PST by Made In The USA (Liberalism is a sign of stupidity.)
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To: Man50D
People really need to do a better job of searching for threads that are already posted. I think this one has been posted twice already, and I've noticed other articles being posted and reposted several times.

I'm not trying to beat anyone up, just an observation. Just like the article about Palin versus Judd. I see two on here this morning and there have at least two others referencing the same article in the previous couple of days.

23 posted on 02/06/2009 4:44:27 AM PST by pctech
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To: Man50D
"For many, many years, we operated under a Fairness Doctrine in this country," Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M.(and a self proclaimed Guardian of the Universe), told Albuquerque radio station KKOB last year. "I think the country was well-served. I think the public discussion was at a higher level and more intelligent in those days than it has become since."

Gee, Jeff, my copy of the Constitution must have ommitted the "higher level and more intelligent" wording in the 1st Admendment. But thanks for pointing that out, oh great Bingaman, arbiter elegantiarum supreme. Where would dumb hicks like me be without you and your cohorts...

24 posted on 02/06/2009 4:46:40 AM PST by LRS (Just contracts; just laws; just a constitution...)
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To: Dustoff45
Sean Hannity was on fire yesterday. It was great to hear.

Sean was telling the audience that his staff was calling her office to invite her on his show.

He broadcast that he was sure that by then her staff had been advised she was the topic of the day. His staff was calling a second time to give her a back-line telephone number to call.

He invited her to share an hour with him on his TV show.

When it became apparent she was not calling, he gave out the Capitol switchboard telephone number, and later a number for her South Michigan office.

If the Senator wants accountability, she was getting it yesterday.

25 posted on 02/06/2009 4:50:01 AM PST by Dustoff45 (A non posting Freeper produces far fewer spelling errors)
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To: Man50D

stab-a-cow is one of the most dispicable creatures in the senate...dangerously incompotent


26 posted on 02/06/2009 4:52:47 AM PST by joe fonebone (The libtard votes in every election, regardless of the candidate.)
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To: pctech
People really need to do a better job of searching for threads that are already posted.

People should really not assume because an article is posted a title search has not necessarily been conducted. In fact I have done a title search before posting any article for more than 3 1/2 years and 1450 posts since I started just as I did with this article.

I think this one has been posted twice already, and I've noticed other articles being posted and reposted several times.

Good! Hopefully more will be posted on this subject to remind people of what the socialists are trying to do to the country. It can't be said enough. I'm sure other articles on the same subject have been posted but not this particular article form this source.

I'm not trying to beat anyone up, just an observation. Just like the article about Palin versus Judd. I see two on here this morning and there have at least two others referencing the same article in the previous couple of days.

I suggest leaving the policing of threads up to the FR powers to be.
27 posted on 02/06/2009 4:53:58 AM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Dustoff45
Sean Hannity was on fire yesterday.

I heard that, too. He should do it more often. I was shouting along with him as I was driving, lol.

28 posted on 02/06/2009 4:54:58 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: LZ_Bayonet

Thank your for your post. There is always a pot of fools gold to be found somewhere amidst the verbiage a Democrat porker like Stabanow spews. She really ought to turn her attention to the miserable condition of the state of Michigan, much of which the Democrats and their union allies have caused. But that would be too daunting a task.


29 posted on 02/06/2009 4:59:22 AM PST by Melchior
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To: xcamel

BTTT, thanks and did you hear Hannity go off on Stabenow yesterday? Man, he was in rare form.


30 posted on 02/06/2009 4:59:51 AM PST by Delacon ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." H. L. Mencken)
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To: Delacon

oh yeah..


31 posted on 02/06/2009 5:00:51 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: MaryFromMichigan

Man oh man, it even matches the color of her dress!!! Wow, what a right on description...of her!!!


32 posted on 02/06/2009 5:03:45 AM PST by SaintDismas
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To: Man50D
our new president has talked rightly about accountability and transparency.

We should ask Pretend Senator Stabmenow, "you are being sarcastic, right? Obama talks about a lot of things, then does the total opposite. Ask Obi for his long form birth certificate."

33 posted on 02/06/2009 5:06:03 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Join the Constitution Party)
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To: SaintDismas

There were several threads about it at the time.
All good time was had by all!


34 posted on 02/06/2009 5:10:38 AM PST by MaryFromMichigan
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To: cripplecreek
Stabenow can be intimidated into backing down.

Are you Jeff Sessions?

35 posted on 02/06/2009 5:12:19 AM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ("men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." -- Edmund Burke)
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To: Man50D

Can we apply the Censorship Doctrination to the Old York Times?

Pray for America, Our Troops and obama’s Guidance


36 posted on 02/06/2009 5:15:40 AM PST by bray (Honest Sarah vs Oblago)
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To: SouthCarolinaKit
Or is this only pro-liberal response on conservative talk radio?

Shockingly, I believe this only applies to radio. Amazing coincidence, huh????

37 posted on 02/06/2009 5:16:42 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Pro-Life Capitalist American Atheist and Free-Speech Junkie)
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To: MaryFromMichigan

Sorry I missed that, it sure is funny.


38 posted on 02/06/2009 5:17:04 AM PST by SaintDismas
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Just a constituent who has seen her back down in the face of constituent anger again and again. It’s especially true with the big issues.


39 posted on 02/06/2009 5:17:51 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Melchior
As I posted on another thread on this matter yesterday:

When the Senator is spending more time worrying about what I hear on talk radio than what her husband needs to hear from his wife, it is time for her to resign her Senate seat and spend more time at home.

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

40 posted on 02/06/2009 5:19:18 AM PST by LZ_Bayonet (There's Always Something.............And there's always something worse!)
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To: Man50D

Wonder if this liberal heard about that caller from MI tell RUSH that 49% of adults in Detroit are illiterate? (RUSH had somebody look up the stats and the reported number is 47%, RUSH was stunned with the number the caller from Boston, now living in MI, claimed.)


41 posted on 02/06/2009 5:29:22 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Man50D

I’m glad we left Michigan in 2002.


42 posted on 02/06/2009 5:42:12 AM PST by Rappini ("Pro deo et Patria.)
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To: MaryFromMichigan
There were several threads about it at the time. All good time was had by all!

Ooops! There should have only been one thread about it, apparently. According to the FRTPs*, anyway.

*Free Republic Thread Police

43 posted on 02/06/2009 5:49:05 AM PST by shezza (A government that gives you everything you want can take away everything you have.)
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To: Fighter@heart
Kinda strange when they ALL INVITE liberal politicians & icons on their shows to debate the issues & can’t get them to appear and yet these same a$$hats are trying to legislate/mandate a counter point of view, to put liberals on shows that they fail to appear on when invited.

Just a thought, but what if the law were worded so that a liberal was mandated to accept the invitation of the conservative host? Failure to appear would incur a penalty?

They might not like the mandate idea after all.

44 posted on 02/06/2009 6:01:59 AM PST by paulycy ("I WON! OBEY ME!!!")
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To: SaintDismas
"Man oh man, it even matches the color of her dress!!! Wow, what a right on description...of her!!!"

Plus, like L'il Debbie, the sign is wider than it is tall. Great visual coordination!

45 posted on 02/06/2009 6:06:47 AM PST by Reo
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To: Springman; sergeantdave; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; ...
If you would like to be added or dropped from the Michigan ping list, please freepmail me.

I grind my teeth whenever I see her name, hear her name, hear her voice...she's going to be getting my dental bills pretty soon.

46 posted on 02/06/2009 6:30:18 AM PST by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: Diogenesis
That would be the one. The cops timed him. He was in and out of the motel in 5 minutes. What a lover. If you see Debbie and Hillary they both have the same democratic Kankles
47 posted on 02/06/2009 6:36:19 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: MaryFromMichigan
From the looks of the beam on that, Big Deb has had to many


48 posted on 02/06/2009 6:36:27 AM PST by OBXWanderer
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To: Man50D

Why isn’t any of these “new media” types reporting on Stabenow’s husband and HIS line of work?

He’s an executive in the liberal media.


49 posted on 02/06/2009 6:36:43 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: LZ_Bayonet

THIS IS BEAUTIFUL. This should go to Sean and to Paul W. Smith. No bias here. LOL


50 posted on 02/06/2009 6:42:51 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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