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BRING IT ON
NEALZ NUZE ^ | FEBRUARY 6, 2009 | NEAL BOORTZ

Posted on 02/06/2009 10:00:24 AM PST by Turret Gunner A20

We have yet another moonbat senator to add to the list: Michigan Democrat Senator Debbie Stabenow. This woman thinks that right now would be the perfect time to bring back the Fairness Doctrine. Interviewed on a talk show yesterday, Stabenow said, "I think it's absolutely time to pass a standard. Now, whether it's called the Fairness Doctrine or 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."

If Stabenow gets her way we could expect these hearings as soon as this year.

Me? Thanks for asking. I'm loving this. I welcome the hearings - and I relish a Democrat-led attack on talk radio. Can you say "more listeners?" With more listeners come higher ratings, and with higher ratings come higher prices for advertising .. and with more money comes ...well, you connect the dots.

There is one problem though, since the hearings will be conducted by Democrats you can rest assured that the list of witnesses will be tightly controlled. It is highly doubtful you'll hear any testimony from experts who can tell these hacks that leftist talk radio fails simply because people can't stand listening to that dogsqueeze.

Left wing talk radio, with a few exceptions such as Ed Schultz and Stephanie Miller, does not get ratings. Two viable hosts cannot keep the genre afloat. No ratings - no advertising. Therefore it loses money. How simple is this?

Look ... the left-wing talk radio station in Washington DC, for goodness' sake, just flipped formats. This station even used "Obama" in its title. If left-wing "Obama" talk radio can't make it in DC, where can it succeed?

Well, there's always Madison, Wisconsin.

Oh and by the way, this might be of some slight interest to you. Stabenow is married to the co-founder of TalkUSA Radio network and is now the Vice President of ... wait for it .. Air America.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: censorshipdoctrine; democrats; fairnessdoctrine; michigan; stabenow; stabmenow
I always thought it was illegal to work as a lobbiest for your own private interests while being a serving Senator.
1 posted on 02/06/2009 10:00:24 AM PST by Turret Gunner A20
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To: Turret Gunner A20

That only applies to Republicans.


2 posted on 02/06/2009 10:01:50 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Turret Gunner A20

Silly rabbit. Laws, rules, and taxes are ONLY for Republicans and the poor.


3 posted on 02/06/2009 10:02:53 AM PST by Diogenesis (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Turret Gunner A20
Time to dig into this idiots background. Starting with her taxes.

These people are just BEGGING for an ass whipping. And...they are gonna get it!

4 posted on 02/06/2009 10:02:55 AM PST by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: Turret Gunner A20

They will bring it on....Bambi will move to silence his critics. He appears to prefer “emergency” reasons for his actions - so I suspect he will commandeer the airwaves with promises that they will be restored later.


5 posted on 02/06/2009 10:03:57 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: tet68

What is the procedure for recalling a US Senator?


6 posted on 02/06/2009 10:04:54 AM PST by kempster
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To: Turret Gunner A20
Fairness???

When will the LEFT be handing over half of the cable news shows? Half of the News Papers?

They have our public schools and universities.

Conservatives corner AM radio and their indoctrinating utopia is threatened? AM freakin Radio?

7 posted on 02/06/2009 10:05:49 AM PST by ryan71 (TERM LIMITS!!!!)
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To: Turret Gunner A20

her hubby is an air america bigwig!


8 posted on 02/06/2009 10:08:54 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Turret Gunner A20
FAIRNESS?

As defined why WHO???

9 posted on 02/06/2009 10:09:38 AM PST by stockstrader (Joe Biden is now officially our first "CLASS WARFARE CZAR".)
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To: Turret Gunner A20

“You know, that we all have to step up and be responsible.”

Why doesn’t she use the same words to her constituents in Detroit?


10 posted on 02/06/2009 10:10:08 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: raccoonradio
her hubby is an air america bigwig!

No conflict of interest there....

11 posted on 02/06/2009 10:10:18 AM PST by jersey117
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To: Turret Gunner A20

Stabusnow is a liar. Why wouldn’t she hate the truth?


12 posted on 02/06/2009 10:10:42 AM PST by pallis
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To: ryan71
AM radio and FOX will be deemed 'unfair',,,,

and will be stifled.

13 posted on 02/06/2009 10:13:28 AM PST by stockstrader (Joe Biden is now officially our first "CLASS WARFARE CZAR".)
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To: Turret Gunner A20

not to my surprise stab’s # was busy when I tried calling her today..


14 posted on 02/06/2009 10:15:33 AM PST by badgerfan1976
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To: Turret Gunner A20
I sent the following to senator stab-a cow... "Senator Stabenow, I am quite concerned with the apparent need for "Fairness" on the radio. I have a question that needs to be answered. Will the same rules that are being proposed for talk radio, be applied equally to TV and Printed media? I thing that if "Fairness" is going to be applied, it should be fairly applied across the board, for ALL media. Thank you for listening. "

15 posted on 02/06/2009 10:16:38 AM PST by joe fonebone (The libtard votes in every election, regardless of the candidate.)
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To: unixfox
Time to dig into this idiots background.

Stabenow's Husband in Prostitution Bust

Proving again that the free market insures that higher quality products will eventually be purchased.

16 posted on 02/06/2009 10:19:54 AM PST by Stentor (No tax cheat left behind. Ho-ly Mackerel Andy.)
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To: Turret Gunner A20; Mrs. B.S. Roberts

This ditz is demanding STANDARDS. A member of the party that demands the elimination of standards. There must be NO such thing as ETHICAL standard. No RELIGIOUS standards. No SCHOLASTIC standards. No standards of any kind that violate the tenets of the kook left in what is left of the USA. “Standards” lock people into rigid boundaries...they must be FREE to think, talk, and act as they wish. Unless, of course, they have the gall to disagree with the “beautiful people”. No kidding..God—help the USA


17 posted on 02/06/2009 10:28:32 AM PST by CaptainAmiigaf ( NY Times: We print the news as it fits our views.)
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To: Stentor

Can’t say I blame him.


18 posted on 02/06/2009 10:28:39 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Turret Gunner A20
I always thought it was illegal to work as a lobbyist for your own private interests while being a serving Senator.

Apparently, it is now a job requirement.

19 posted on 02/06/2009 10:31:39 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (Ronald Reagan had a vision of America. Barack Obama has a vision of Barack Obama.)
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To: Turret Gunner A20

These twits can pass anything they want ........ain’t enough conservatives to stop em in congress.


20 posted on 02/06/2009 10:36:53 AM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Turret Gunner A20
I mean, our new president has talked rightly about accountability and transparency.

Talk is cheap. Can she show a SINGLE instance where he has walked the talk?

21 posted on 02/06/2009 10:52:16 AM PST by Maceman (If you're not getting a tax cut, you're getting a pay cut.)
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To: unixfox
Time to dig into this idiots background. Starting with her taxes. These people are just BEGGING for an ass whipping. And...they are gonna get it!

I sure hope you are correct.
22 posted on 02/06/2009 11:05:42 AM PST by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Maceman
Talk is cheap.

Talk is cheap. Supply exceeds demand.

23 posted on 02/06/2009 1:02:14 PM PST by FreeKeys ("Want to tell me whatÂ’s bothering you, or would you like to break more furniture?" - Deana, to Wor)
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To: Turret Gunner A20; All

Also see http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2179976/posts


24 posted on 02/06/2009 1:24:40 PM PST by FreeKeys ("Liberals aren't always so liberal when people disapprove of their point of view." -- Clint Eastwood)
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To: Turret Gunner A20

Why doesn’t somebody prosecute this obvious crime? Conflict of interest is a crime, isn’t it?

BTW, Schultz and Miller get ratings that are barely measurable, which is the best of any leftie talker.


25 posted on 02/06/2009 1:31:04 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Turret Gunner A20

26 posted on 02/06/2009 6:39:16 PM PST by MaggieCarta (We're all Detroiters now.)
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To: stockstrader

The follow is the “standard” response that I received:

February 6, 2009

Thank you . . .

. . for contacting me about the “fairness doctrine,” which required broadcasters on public airways to allow time for contrasting points of view. I appreciate that you have taken the time to communicate your views and concerns with me.

The Federal Communications Commission first implemented this doctrine in 1949. At the time, it was concerned about the limited number of radio and television broadcast frequencies being controlled by advocates with a singular point of view. The FCC abandoned the doctrine in the 1980s. Should any proposal to reinstate this doctrine come before me in the Senate, I will be sure to keep your views and concerns in mind.

Thank you again for contacting me. Please do not hesitate to do so again if I can be of assistance to you in the future.

Sincerely,

Debbie Stabenow
United States Senator


27 posted on 02/07/2009 5:48:50 AM PST by hondo
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