Skip to comments.Kucinich's 'Fairness Doctrine' Threat To O'Reilly: Stop Celebrating Fox News Success
Posted on 01/23/2010 4:15:00 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
During George W.'s administration, liberals loved to wail over the supposed--but never demonstrated--suppression of free speech.
But now we have the spectacle of a member of the Dem majority warning a leading representative of Fox News to stop celebrating his network's success--under threat of reinstitution of the so-called "Fairness Doctrine." On last evening's Factor, Rep. Dennis Kucinich, invoking the possibility of the Fairness Doctrine's return, warned O'Reilly to stop "crowing" about Fox's success.
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Kucinich to O’Reilly: stop celebrating Fox News success or we’ll bring back Fairness Doctrine. Ping to Today show list.
Liberals are the emeny of freedom.
The garden gnome from Ohio speaks.
I used to have a pet rock that was smarter than Kucinich.
Isn’t it amazing coming from a US Congressman.... “Be careful Bill....”
The people are flocking away from the Main Stream Incompetent Media and the congressman starts talking about the “Fairness Doctrine.” He more or less is stating he is going to enact a law so Fox can be just as awful as the rest of the networks.
and speaking of threats against his lively hood? Just what right do politicians have to threaten the entire American public. Especially since if they were able to repass the bad law it would come back to bite them where it hurts, and they know it.
>>>Kucinich to OReilly: stop celebrating Fox News success or well bring back Fairness Doctrine. Ping to Today show list.
Kucinich is an idiot. The Fairness Doctrine NEVER applied to cable entities - only over the air broadcasters.
Broadcasters of all stripes, even those on non-political programs, have been tooting their own horns about how great and popular their shows are since the dawn of commercial radio.
Mr. Kucinich is beyond goofy if he’s offended by it, or thinks that the “Fairness” Doctrine would address the “problem”.
It surprises me that one so small (Not only in stature but in mind and political philosophy) can be elected to any position. What a dork.
...”Liberals are the emeny of freedom”...
Yes..However, most of the current crop is beyond “liberal.” They are “progressives,” which is an ideology leading straight into Communism with a pitstop at Marxism. Glen Beck is doing our nation a tremendous service as he attempts to educate us about the truth of those forms of government and of how each and every one ends up. I hope everyone watched yesterday’s documentary at 5 pm. I did and I learned a lot. I will be watching next week, as well. There are just too many parallels between those cruel regimes from history and what is going on in our nation right now. How do we prevent holocausts in the future? Better think about it! This may seem a long way from the Fairness Doctrine which, of course, has nothing to do with fairness, but, instead is censorship of free speech and taking away free speech is key to the success of the “progressives.”
Coercion - I believe, is illegal.
Dennis The Menace. I live outside Cleveland. He’ll be in Congress forever. His trolls love him. Aren’t we supposed to have a picture of his wife on these threads about him?
They do that and they will find that they have unleashed a movement that will tear them apart.
The garden gnome (just love that by the way) is pi$$ed off because air America folded. Little boys cry large tears.
Typical lib, spouts freedom for everyone, but when he hears something he doesn’t like, he threatens Big Brother.
I always thought Kucinich looked more like a jockey, a butler, or one of those driveway statutes you tie a horse to.
The demonrats are sputtering mad about their recent losses...they really thought that Americans wanted them to run every aspect of our lives. Lefties always double down...the only time they seem able to do anything is when they’re out of power. I look forward to them becoming more effective in early November. HA!
Kookcinich’s whole point was absurd and illogical. He was threatening Fox News with the “fairness doctrine”, not because they were “unfair” about putting opposing viewpoints on-air, since he had just conceded that letting him on their programming demonstrated conclusively they give opposition views air-time. Rather, he threatened to use the “Fairness Doctrine” as a club because they were “crowing about their success.”
If the “Fairness Doctrine” is supposed to encourage diverse views on talk shows (radio and TV), why threaten to use it against a cable channel you have just agreed has been “fairer” than most?
The Fairness Doctrine seems to assume that there are only two sides to every issue. If this ever got instituted I think every time I had a different view than those presented I might be tempted to initiate a legal action.
Ah, but in their selfish little mad-hatter minds these Liberaltoads see your rights as an inconvenient firewall against their quest to bring back slavery and serfdom.
"Because speech is an essential mechanism of democracyit is the means to hold officials accountable to the peoplepolitical speech must prevail against laws that would suppress it by design or inadvertence."
He should thank Fox, he could be making his voice heard on Air America.
Yep, those pet rocks know how to keep their mouths shut, don't they.
Google owns the search market.....there should be a Fairness Doctrine for search engines.
Why don’t we hear this from libs?
And O’Reilly’s brilliant response to Kucinich was...?
Tell Kookspinach to go pi$$ up a rope!
TYhe left has lost their monopoly on information, or disinformation. I’ve never in my life, I’m 59, have seen so much lying from politicians. Include a willing news media to support the lies, and it’s just amazing how the truth of Fox and Limbaugh is so obvious.
It is also obvious the alternative news sources are foiling and ruining the progressives plans. The most obvious is if they can shut down the truth, their agenda will will be easier to attain. Fairness in broadcasting, demonizing Fox, and railing against the individual voices of truth, to get these inconviences out of the way is ther only way their agenda will succeed.
What does the Fairness Doctrine have to do with BOR? Kuch fears FNC’s successs.
Scratch a liberal, find a Stalinist rat.
Kucinich’s Brain doesn’t work ,I saw that show and I think he is in denial!!
Chilling, even coming from that little pipsqueak. Glad you posted this, as I seldom watch O’R and didn’t see last night’s episode.
Tossing out a question: if the libs go after some version of the fairness doctrine, can the USSC slap it back down? It certainly seems every bit as anti-1st Amendment as the bill recently defanged.
You caught that too, I see. I found it immensely amusing to see a liberal's liberal on the one hand acknowledging that FNC was fair (because they had him on), but a few minutes later threatening them with reinstating the "Fairness Doctrine". I guess in that few minute period, he decided they weren't fair enough.
I am old enough to remember the Nixon presidency and how the press whined then about how Nixon and his gang were "going after" the media. But since then, the only administrations I have seen threatening members of the media have been 'Rat ones. We saw it with Clinton, and now Odumbutt. The press freely savaged Reagan, GHW Bush, and GW Bush, and they basically stood there and took their lashings like men (as much as I'd have liked them to dish it out in return). But now you've got some mild (comparatively speaking) pushback from the media against the 'Rats and they go bonkers.
I’m much older than you, and was thinking the same thing until I remembered that back in “the old days” we never had a chance to find out if the media and politicians were lying or not. Now that there’s an internet and cable newsies like Fox, some of the truth escapes from the carefully crafted storylines full of lies and half-truths that the MSM likes to convey. So quite possibly, it’s been going on all along. It’s just that now, we’re finding out about it.
Don’t usually watch O’Reilly, but did last night.
That was an out-and-out threat from the little gnome. O’R was twitting him about the failure of AirAmerica, and Dennis responded in threat mode.
I would love to see him, Kucinich, try and deliver on it, he carries as much weight as a middle school hall monitor, yet the warning is like a favor, so we will all be aware of what pelosi has in mind.
We report, you decide.
So the little toad threated The Great Bloviator if he didn’t quit gloating. Kucinich: “I have the power to make you shut up!!! And not just because I’m a diminutive Chavez wannabe. Did I mention my extreme Napoleon complex?”
I was wondering the same thing. It ought to be a rule that any photo of the little troll must have a picture of his gorgeous wife. She almost makes up for all of Dennis's shortcomings. Sorry, couldn't resist that.
She gotz a tongue stud too!
Actually, Kucinich says, “Be careful, Bill... or people will start calling for the fairness doctrine to come back.” ...Which is merely a slimy way of saying the rats will bring it back at the drop of a hat if they think they can get away with it.
Air America gets the tombstone....