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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Blames Fairness Doctrine Abolishment for Conservatism Popularity
NewsBusters ^ | March 25, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick

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 ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: fairnessdoctrine; jr; rfk; robertkennedy
Thanks, RFK, Jr., for making it clear why the liberals REALLY want the return of the Fairness Doctrine.
1 posted on 03/25/2010 8:20:03 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

Well duh. Even that libtard understands that if people find out what liberalism actually is, they will run screaming the other way.


2 posted on 03/25/2010 8:22:15 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: PJ-Comix

IS HE GOING TO STAR IN THE “LIFE OF KATHERINE HEPBURN?”


3 posted on 03/25/2010 8:22:18 AM PDT by jessduntno (B. Hussein Obama...I look at him and think, in the words of Biden, "Big F***ing deal.")
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To: PJ-Comix

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?

Because...............


4 posted on 03/25/2010 8:22:23 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: PJ-Comix

Trust fund baby soiling his diaper again...


5 posted on 03/25/2010 8:22:36 AM PDT by avacado
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To: avacado

Correction: soiling his red diaper again.


6 posted on 03/25/2010 8:23:11 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: PJ-Comix

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


7 posted on 03/25/2010 8:23:43 AM PDT by Obadiah (ObamaCare = VA hospitals for everyone)
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To: PJ-Comix

Good Lord! This guy is nutty as a fruitcake!


8 posted on 03/25/2010 8:23:47 AM PDT by Redleg Duke (RAT Hunting Season started the evening of March 21st, 2010!)
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To: PJ-Comix

Just STFU, Needledick Jr.


9 posted on 03/25/2010 8:23:56 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: PJ-Comix

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....


10 posted on 03/25/2010 8:24:49 AM PDT by Stayfree (Patriotic Americans United.com also operates The Obama Disaster.com!!)
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To: jazminerose

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?


11 posted on 03/25/2010 8:25:02 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: PJ-Comix

Thanks, RFK, Jr., for making it clear why Americans are really better off when Kennedys are feedin the worms.


12 posted on 03/25/2010 8:25:02 AM PDT by digger48
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To: PJ-Comix

http://www.wildlife.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=funfacts.beaver

“Did you know ...
... that beavers are second only to Kennedys in their capacity to manipulate the environment?”


13 posted on 03/25/2010 8:25:09 AM PDT by tumblindice (EMAW!)
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To: PJ-Comix

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.


14 posted on 03/25/2010 8:25:14 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: PJ-Comix

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How very....Hugo Chavez of him.


15 posted on 03/25/2010 8:25:56 AM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
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To: PJ-Comix

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.


16 posted on 03/25/2010 8:26:12 AM PDT by pb929
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To: PJ-Comix

Where is the crying liberal baby graphic?


17 posted on 03/25/2010 8:26:25 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: PJ-Comix
Quoting Pew Research, Kennedy said, 30 percent of Americans now get their news from talk radio

This is just BS. I don't believe it.

18 posted on 03/25/2010 8:28:12 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: PJ-Comix
Capaign Finance Reform was implemented to impair and impede the emergence of a new Ronald Reagan.

Instead we get Rino weaklings like McCain.

19 posted on 03/25/2010 8:30:22 AM PDT by PALIN SMITH (Show them our respectable contempt!)
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To: PJ-Comix

Is this the Kennedy that is in the employ of anti-american communist dictator and murderer of dissents, Hugo Chavez?


20 posted on 03/25/2010 8:30:35 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: PJ-Comix
Quoting Pew Research, Kennedy said, 30 percent of Americans now get their news from talk radio, which is 90 percent dominated by the right. And so the remaining 70% either get their "news" from lefty-dominated propaganda or have no clue what's happening at all. So, WTF is your problem, Bobby Junior?
21 posted on 03/25/2010 8:30:47 AM PDT by ScottinVA (RIP to the country I love...)
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To: PJ-Comix

Funded by Hugo Chavez and kickbacks from the Hatian telephone company; we really need to listen to what this druggie has to say.


22 posted on 03/25/2010 8:31:31 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: PJ-Comix

This guy again??????? Yada, yada, yada. Sooooo angry.


23 posted on 03/25/2010 8:31:57 AM PDT by cubreporter (Scott Brown turned it all around. The people CAN and DID make a difference!!!)
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To: PJ-Comix

Note to RFK, Jr.

Your father mattered. You don’t.

Stop breathing my oxygen.


24 posted on 03/25/2010 8:32:14 AM PDT by ScottinVA (RIP to the country I love...)
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To: PJ-Comix

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).


25 posted on 03/25/2010 8:33:06 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15)
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To: PJ-Comix
My goodness, these people never go away, do they?

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.

26 posted on 03/25/2010 8:33:34 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican ("During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." --Orwell)
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To: Redleg Duke

Well known cocaine user. The dems have a lot of paranoia.

The older ones from the 60’s were big drug users.


27 posted on 03/25/2010 8:35:27 AM PDT by dforest
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To: PJ-Comix

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.)


28 posted on 03/25/2010 8:37:02 AM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if people follow. Otherwise, you just wandered off.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

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.


29 posted on 03/25/2010 8:37:59 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: PJ-Comix

"Be healed of Conservative Disease in the name of Kennedy."

30 posted on 03/25/2010 8:39:05 AM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if people follow. Otherwise, you just wandered off.)
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I blame alcoholism, aids and herpes on robert and his evil family.

Two can play this game... you drug infected evilcrat pos kennedy trash!

LLS

31 posted on 03/25/2010 8:41:12 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Wolverine!)
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To: Lee'sGhost

That is what Marilyn told Frank about this piece of crap’s daddy robert... when she bedded him.

LLS


32 posted on 03/25/2010 8:42:59 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Wolverine!)
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To: PJ-Comix

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.


33 posted on 03/25/2010 8:48:15 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Novemberrrrrr.... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2477039/posts?page=16#16)
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Hey...RFKJr...do you REALLY want to see Conservatism get popular and active? Then you go ahead and stop those who are getting out the truth about liberal/progressiveism.

Take down our scant few sources of news, and see what happens.

Surely you don't think if Rush, FOX News, Hannity, et al went off the air that we would just rush down to our nearest election office and re-register as democrats, do you?

These leftist are so afraid of freedom, liberty, and the Constitution they don't want us to hear anything about it...sorry leftist...too late, we already know about those things and believe strongly in them. Our leaders are modeled after the Constitution...you take them out and new ones will pop up immediately in their place.

We've got them outnumbered, and surrounded...douse the fear, we will overcome.
34 posted on 03/25/2010 8:50:13 AM PDT by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Right out of the Hugo Chavez create-a-dictatorship playbook.


35 posted on 03/25/2010 8:58:25 AM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: PJ-Comix
Looks like brain ailments run in the Kennedy family.
36 posted on 03/25/2010 9:00:41 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Barack Obama is Osama bin Laden's relief pitcher.)
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To: Travis McGee

What’s up wit dat? !


37 posted on 03/25/2010 9:00:47 AM PDT by timestax (CNNLIES..BIG TIME)
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To: timestax; All

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.


38 posted on 03/25/2010 9:02:40 AM PDT by Halgr (Once a Marine, always a Marine - Semper Fi)
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To: PJ-Comix

Kennedys. Is there anything they don’t know?


39 posted on 03/25/2010 9:05:05 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten ((apologies to Homer J. Simpson))
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To: PJ-Comix

“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.


40 posted on 03/25/2010 9:07:58 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Redleg Duke

Once a heroin freak. Always a heroin freak.


41 posted on 03/25/2010 9:29:21 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: PJ-Comix

What a sad lot the Kennedys are. Particularly this generation, who seem to be particularly dim-witted.


42 posted on 03/25/2010 9:31:12 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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