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?