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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.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: fairnessdoctrine; jr; rfk; robertkennedy
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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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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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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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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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Trust fund baby soiling his diaper again...


5 posted on 03/25/2010 8:22:36 AM PDT by avacado
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Correction: soiling his red diaper again.


6 posted on 03/25/2010 8:23:11 AM PDT by jazminerose
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where is the crying liberal baby graphic?


17 posted on 03/25/2010 8:26:25 AM PDT by GraceG
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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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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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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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