Skip to comments.Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Blames Fairness Doctrine Abolishment for Conservatism Popularity
Posted on 03/25/2010 8:20:03 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
It looks like Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is running for the office of chief censor. He absolutely hates the free flow of ideas and makes it plain in this Digital Journal article about his appearance on the same London, Ontario stage where ironically two days earlier Canadian university officials attempted to censor Ann Coulter. Kennedy, upholding that same spirit of censorship, blames the abolition of the Fairness Doctrine for the rise of political views that don't fit into his liberal world vision:
Hero of the right, President Ronald Reagan, is no hero to Kennedy. "He had the gift of making people feel comfortable with their own prejudices."
Many of the problems of today, Kennedy traced back to actions taken by Reagan. Kennedy believes the American people are fed a media diet of right-wing propaganda, and it "all started in 1988 when Ronald Reagan abolished the Fairness Doctrine. The Fairness Doctrine said that the airwaves belong to the public. They were public-trust assets, like air and water, and broadcasters could be licensed to use them" but they must use them in the public interest and to advance democracy.
If the Fairness Doctrine was still in place, "You could not have a Fox News," he said, nor a Rush Limbaugh, for that matter. But the doctrine is gone and Fox and Limbaugh are here. Quoting Pew Research, Kennedy said, 30 percent of Americans now get their news from talk radio, which is 90 percent dominated by the right. Another large number of Americans say their primary news source is Fox News, which Kennedy clearly believed would be better named Faux News.
(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...
Well duh. Even that libtard understands that if people find out what liberalism actually is, they will run screaming the other way.
IS HE GOING TO STAR IN THE “LIFE OF KATHERINE HEPBURN?”
And we should listen to a convicted drug abuser because???????
Because he’s a Kennedy?
Because he’s liberal?
Because he shoots off his mouth since he can’t find any other honest work?
Because he’s an acolyte of Al Gore and global warming?
Trust fund baby soiling his diaper again...
Correction: soiling his red diaper again.
Yeah, that darned free speech is in the way of “progressives”! Maybe we can ram changes through to recsind this free speech?
-The Tyrannical Democrats
Good Lord! This guy is nutty as a fruitcake!
Just STFU, Needledick Jr.
More words of lunacy from the jerk that flies around in private jets trying to find someone else’s rights for the government to take away....
Does anyone else remember that Hillary Clinton said she thought she received the fairest reporting on her campaign from Fox News? The other networks were so in love with Obama, that she felt their coverage was twisted.
It’s worth thinking about because Hillary is a good Democrat and a good liberal.
Where was Hillary with the celebration about healthcare, speaking of Hillary? Why didn’t they put her out in front, in celebration of her efforts for healthcare reform in the past?
Thanks, RFK, Jr., for making it clear why Americans are really better off when Kennedys are feedin the worms.
“Did you know ...
... that beavers are second only to Kennedys in their capacity to manipulate the environment?”
In this as in everything else, the statists overestimate the ability of government policy to influence our lives and underestimate the power of individual freedom and ability to think for ourselves and make informed choices.
Perhaps soon we will be able to start erasing the liberal stain the nanny-state Kennedys have left on American politics.
How very....Hugo Chavez of him.
Gee, and I thought it was the millions of people out there who CHOOSE what they listen to every day from hundreds of different sources of information.
Where is the crying liberal baby graphic?
This is just BS. I don't believe it.
Instead we get Rino weaklings like McCain.
Is this the Kennedy that is in the employ of anti-american communist dictator and murderer of dissents, Hugo Chavez?
Funded by Hugo Chavez and kickbacks from the Hatian telephone company; we really need to listen to what this druggie has to say.
This guy again??????? Yada, yada, yada. Sooooo angry.
Note to RFK, Jr.
Your father mattered. You don’t.
Stop breathing my oxygen.
And his point is???????
This bed-wetter got his job only because he was a Kennedy, not because he had a brain (which was inbred out long ago).
In case RFK, Jr. hasn't heard of this, I'd like to share something that is very precious to me; it's the sine qua non of America:
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
RFK, Jr. can kindly bugger off. He can say what he wants, just as I can. But as soon as he advocates restricting what I can say and read and watch listen to, he can bugger off.
Well known cocaine user. The dems have a lot of paranoia.
The older ones from the 60’s were big drug users.
How is Robert Kennedy’s mouth like a 7-11?
Always open, but never clean.
(Yeah, I know the quote is, “Not always doing business, but always open,” but that’s not as funny in this case.)
I’m not sure about Hillary—but, Terry Mcauliffe did indeed give high praise to Fox for its fair & balanced coverage. They ran that a number of times.
"Be healed of Conservative Disease in the name of Kennedy."
Two can play this game... you drug infected evilcrat pos kennedy trash!
That is what Marilyn told Frank about this piece of crap’s daddy robert... when she bedded him.
If your ideas are popular, nobody can stop them from getting around. Democrats / Fail
Next time this punk know nothing opens his yap, ask him when he’s going to demand rough political parity on University and K-12th grade school grounds.
Right out of the Hugo Chavez create-a-dictatorship playbook.
What’s up wit dat? !
I’ve often thought that the devil has considerable influence in the Kennedy Family.....here is more proof.
The Lies are a symptom of the evil in that family.
Kennedys. Is there anything they don’t know?
“YEah!! The damned, mouthbreathing plebeians having access to all of those friggin’ FACTS!!! It’s wrong and dangerous I tell you!!!! Why, Teddy was able to KILL a girl, walk away and be elected to the senate for LIFE!!! Now THAT is the right way to do things!!!!”
Thank you Mr Kennedy.
Once a heroin freak. Always a heroin freak.
What a sad lot the Kennedys are. Particularly this generation, who seem to be particularly dim-witted.