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Fairness Doctrine advocate Senator's husband nabbed with prostitute south of Big Beaver(censorship)
IHateTheMedia.com ^ | 02/08/09

Posted on 02/08/2009 1:03:14 PM PST by bushwon

Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow has said she wants to re-introduce the Fairness Doctrine.

So to be completely fair, we don’t remember this story from the Detroit Free Press (April 2, 2008) getting too much coverage:

“Thomas Athans, the husband of U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow and cofounder of a liberal talk radio network, told Troy police detectives that he paid a prostitute $150 for sex at a Troy hotel in late February, according to a police report obtained Wednesday by the Free Press under the Freedom of Information Act…Athans was pulled over by police on I-75 minutes after leaving the Residence Inn on Livernois, just east of I-75 and south of Big Beaver, the evening of Feb. 26…When questioned during the stop, he acknowledged he had been at the hotel with a woman he met on the Internet. On further questioning, he acknowledged he had paid the woman $150 for oral sex.”

He was pulled over south of Big Beaver?

Please supply your own punchline.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: 111th; athans; billpress; censorshipdoctrine; corruptdems; fairnessdoctrin; stabenow; talkradio
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1 posted on 02/08/2009 1:03:14 PM PST by bushwon
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To: bushwon

Headline of the Day.


2 posted on 02/08/2009 1:05:56 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (PIE FIGHT!!!!!)
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To: bushwon

On route 69, Big Beaver is indeed South.


3 posted on 02/08/2009 1:06:18 PM PST by llevrok (Feral Conservative)
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To: bushwon; slomark

Done.


4 posted on 02/08/2009 1:07:01 PM PST by bushwon
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To: bushwon

Big Beaver?


5 posted on 02/08/2009 1:07:08 PM PST by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: bushwon

“Big Beaver”? I thought it was “Nice beaver”.


6 posted on 02/08/2009 1:07:33 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: Past Your Eyes

eh, I did not pen the title—just posted it ;)


7 posted on 02/08/2009 1:09:17 PM PST by bushwon
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To: LukeL

Uh, if you read the article, it is a town in Michigan, but there is a certain “irony” in it as well.


8 posted on 02/08/2009 1:11:00 PM PST by bushwon
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To: bushwon

South of Big Beaver? Did he miss?


9 posted on 02/08/2009 1:11:05 PM PST by ValerieTexas
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To: bushwon

I can see why he preferred the hooker to the wife

10 posted on 02/08/2009 1:11:35 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (We used to institutionalize the insane. Now we elect them.)
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To: ValerieTexas

Puller over or pulled out?

Is this another Craig’s List love match?


11 posted on 02/08/2009 1:11:56 PM PST by ValerieTexas
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To: bushwon
When questioned during the stop, he acknowledged he had been at the hotel with a woman he met on the Internet. On further questioning, he acknowledged he had paid the woman $150 for oral sex.

Why did the idiot admit to such a thing? Just say, "I don't recall at the moment due to stress."

12 posted on 02/08/2009 1:12:45 PM PST by Ken H
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To: LukeL

Some of us just call it “16 Mile Rd.”

Um...it also crosses “Crooks Rd.” No joke.


13 posted on 02/08/2009 1:13:17 PM PST by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: Past Your Eyes
Nice Beaver
14 posted on 02/08/2009 1:14:16 PM PST by edpc
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To: ValerieTexas

If it was south of Big Beaver, that might be why he was seeing the hooker. The wife prolly told him anything south of Big Beaver was off limits.


15 posted on 02/08/2009 1:15:36 PM PST by csvset
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To: ValerieTexas
South of Big Beaver? Did he miss?

LOL! I guess so. It's on route 59, not 69.

5.56mm

16 posted on 02/08/2009 1:18:17 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: bushwon

The scandal is that a leader of the “Fairness Doctrine” revival has a husband who stands (or stood) to gain from her efforts. Who cares what the husband’s screwing? Liberal talk never makes any money, always goes bust, but Senatorette Nanny-now’s gonna give her husband’s liberal talk shows some Affirmative Action if she can.


17 posted on 02/08/2009 1:19:32 PM PST by flowerplough (Bammy's ridiculous like Jimmy Carter, who also announced his divine intentions to we mere mortals...)
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To: bushwon

I didn’t see it mentioned that he was an executive CEO at failed Air America?


18 posted on 02/08/2009 1:20:24 PM PST by ColdWater
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To: Past Your Eyes
"Big Beaver"? I thought it was "Nice beaver".

Big Beaver

_____________________________________

Nice Beaver

19 posted on 02/08/2009 1:20:24 PM PST by Ken H
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To: bushwon; derllak
Just a point of information "Big Beaver" is actually a street or boulevard.

I've actually been on it.

Whoo boy, this could be trouble.......

20 posted on 02/08/2009 1:21:02 PM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: bushwon

21 posted on 02/08/2009 1:21:16 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: bushwon

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.


22 posted on 02/08/2009 1:23:35 PM PST by Chickensoup ("Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.")
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To: I see my hands
Well, if you have seen her picture you might understand why...........

:-)

23 posted on 02/08/2009 1:24:32 PM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: bushwon

In Old Testament times, the corruptocrat party members would have been compelled by the great I AM to wear sack cloth and ashes while shouting “unclean, unclean” to warn the decent citizenry of their passage.

Today, they strut and swagger before cameras, grasping tightly to microphones, push tax papers into dark corners, berate concerned citizens for seeking redress.


24 posted on 02/08/2009 1:25:13 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: bushwon

25 posted on 02/08/2009 1:31:12 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: bushwon

the 21 yr old prostitute (now 8 months pregant) just went to jail on the charges.

Stabenow’s husband was never charged, in return for his “cooperation”

sound “FAIR”?


26 posted on 02/08/2009 1:34:31 PM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: bushwon

Location, location, location!


27 posted on 02/08/2009 1:35:33 PM PST by 6SJ7 (Atlas Shrugged Mode: ON)
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To: ColdWater

“I didn’t see it mentioned that he was an executive CEO at failed Air America?”

<<<I posted that link before in another thread about Bill Press radio show and the Michigan senator that is pushing for the “fairness” doctrine.See the link below that husband is exec of Air America...so her husband is in trouble with law—draw from this article what you want, tho an amusing title, to me this is just further confirmation of more “quality people” in power pushing for “fairness” doctrine...

http://www.ihatethemedia.com/senator-debbie-stabenow-fairness-doctrine-married-to-air-america-exec


28 posted on 02/08/2009 1:37:13 PM PST by bushwon
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To: llevrok

uh it was I-75


29 posted on 02/08/2009 1:41:28 PM PST by bushwon
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To: ValerieTexas

I thought he paid for action North of Big Beaver.

Big Beaver must be an big old place.


30 posted on 02/08/2009 1:48:18 PM PST by Global2010 (God Will see us through. Persevere)
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To: flowerplough

“The scandal is that a leader of the “Fairness Doctrine” revival has a husband who stands (or stood) to gain from her efforts. Who cares what the husband’s screwing? Liberal talk never makes any money, always goes bust, but Senatorette Nanny-now’s gonna give her husband’s liberal talk shows some Affirmative Action if she can.”

<<Agreed, but idea is that a “FAIR” media would have plastered this all over the front page had this been a REPUBLICAN senator’s husband. If nothing else, the conflict of interest is noted in the thread.


31 posted on 02/08/2009 1:48:57 PM PST by bushwon
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To: Lakeshark

“Just a point of information “Big Beaver” is actually a street or boulevard.

I’ve actually been on it.

Whoo boy, this could be trouble.......”

<<<To your first point, I stand corrected, on your second, I won’t go there (literally or figuratively...)


32 posted on 02/08/2009 1:51:15 PM PST by bushwon
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To: bushwon

It is not a town in Michigan.Big Beaver Road is in the city of Troy.It is essentially 16 Mile Rd. Farther east,it is called Metropolitan Parkway.


33 posted on 02/08/2009 2:02:45 PM PST by gigster
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To: bushwon

Her husband founded a liberal radio network? No wonder she wants a “fairness doctrine”. Is there something wrong with this picture?


34 posted on 02/08/2009 2:02:50 PM PST by popdonnelly (The problem with Obama is that he believes his own hype.)
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To: I see my hands

I’m dissatisfied with Debbie Stabenow, too. Just not like her husband.


35 posted on 02/08/2009 2:05:31 PM PST by popdonnelly (The problem with Obama is that he believes his own hype.)
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To: bushwon

ROTLFMAO!

There’s some things that just have to be seen in print.


36 posted on 02/08/2009 2:06:35 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg
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To: Ken H
The dirtiest thing ever said on network television? From "Leave it to Beaver," where June says to Ward, "I think you were a little rough on the Beaver last night..."

Mark

This wasn't my joke... I'm only repeating it!

37 posted on 02/08/2009 2:14:07 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: bushwon

Getting south of big beaver often takes some doing


38 posted on 02/08/2009 2:16:22 PM PST by woofie
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To: Jeff Chandler
"Headline of the Day." - or:

Header of the day.

39 posted on 02/08/2009 2:19:28 PM PST by Enterprise (A Representative Republic - gone now. Foolish people.)
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This could very well be taking a play from the Clinton playbook...

Sen Stubby is pushing the censorship doctrine. It’s designed to silence conservative radio. Her hubby is an executive with a leftist radio concern. They stand to make money if their competition is put out of business.

What better way to cover up the blatant corruption than by hiding it with a sex scandal. You can bet that the media will never mention “Err America,” nor their ties to it, with Sen Stubby pushing the censorship doctrine.

And the “innocent” one in all of this is the hooker, who winds up in jail. She’s the real victim here. Well, her and liberty in this country.

Mark


40 posted on 02/08/2009 2:20:36 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: gigster

“It is not a town in Michigan.Big Beaver Road is in the city of Troy.It is essentially 16 Mile Rd. Farther east,it is called Metropolitan Parkway.”

See earlier post, I stand corrected—but I did not make up the rather ironically humorous name of the “location” of the arrest. :)


41 posted on 02/08/2009 2:36:20 PM PST by bushwon
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To: bushwon

If you look in the comments section of the article now, you can now see the online ad of the prostitute how lured Athans in.

http://www.ihatethemedia.com/stabenow-husband-athans-with-prostitute-oral-sex-fairness-doctrine


42 posted on 02/08/2009 2:42:14 PM PST by slomark (www.IHateThemedia.com)
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To: MarkL

Sadly, the MSM media and “Fairness(Censor)Doctrine” crowd did not seem to mention EITHER story very much and did not note the ties to her husband’s Air America Job in their reporting of the Bill Press interview! So this thread is posted to point out the fact that:

MICHIGAN Senator has conflict-of-interest ties to Fairness Doctrine advocacy thru her scumbag HUSBAND’s ties to AIR AMERICA—Michigan voters need to let her know they know her number!

Fact that people find it humorous with reference to “Beaver” just increases its page views.


43 posted on 02/08/2009 2:43:58 PM PST by bushwon
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To: bushwon

And my point was that the whole “hooker thing” may have been a planned incident to hide everything else.

After all, it worked for Clinton. Instead of being charged with perjury and obstruction of justice, all we ever heard about was Bill’s escapades with Monica.

Senator and Mr. Stubby could very well have thought that he wouldn’t get anything more than a slap on the wrist (and he didn’t, for being “cooperative” in getting the girl locked up), while they’re able to hide their corruption with the storm that the media will generate from this “sex scandal.”

Mark


44 posted on 02/08/2009 2:53:27 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: MarkL

And my point was that the whole “hooker thing” may have been a planned incident to hide everything else.

“After all, it worked for Clinton. Instead of being charged with perjury and obstruction of justice, all we ever heard about was Bill’s escapades with Monica.

Senator and Mr. Stubby could very well have thought that he wouldn’t get anything more than a slap on the wrist (and he didn’t, for being “cooperative” in getting the girl locked up), while they’re able to hide their corruption with the storm that the media will generate from this “sex scandal.”

<<I agree in theory that it could be clinton move, but the sex scandal is almost a year old and did not seem to generate much controversy, so seems to me it was buried. Also, who knows what promises were made to bury the story?! To whom?


45 posted on 02/08/2009 3:00:54 PM PST by bushwon
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To: PapaBear3625

Looks like Lindsey Lohan has a new career.


46 posted on 02/08/2009 3:13:32 PM PST by tbpiper
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To: Old Sarge; MeekOneGOP; Darksheare; SandRat

Funny stuff ping


47 posted on 02/08/2009 3:32:52 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 ((D) = Taking the Culture of Corruption to lower standards.)
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To: Ken H
And this is a beaver cleaver.

Talk about a tail....

48 posted on 02/08/2009 4:19:00 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (The Marching Morons are coming...and are double-timing!)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Wonder if Debbie is going to Bobbitize him.


49 posted on 02/08/2009 4:23:18 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: I see my hands
Excellent!

Time to make the commie vampires fear us.

50 posted on 02/08/2009 4:25:49 PM PST by roses of sharon (Pray Hussein fails!)
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