Skip to comments.Itís back!plan to kill talk radio. Group advising White House wants to restore controversial policy
Posted on 02/02/2012 7:51:58 AM PST by tutstar
Actual title is : Its baaack! The plan to kill talk radio. Group advising White House wants to restore controversial policy
An organization that helped to craft President Obamas environmental policies has recommended the reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine, purportedly as a method of silencing critics of the theory of global warming.
The Presidential Climate Action Project, or PCAP, last year released an extensive list of recommendations for the White House in a 75-page paper entitled, Building the Obama Administrations Climate Legacy.
Primary among the PCAPs recommendations is that the Department of Energy should join the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) what is known as the Partnership for Sustainable Communities.
The Partnership, which distributes over $1 billion in grants, says it aims to help communities nationwide improve access to affordable housing, increase transportation options, and lower transportation costs while protecting the environment.
Another key recommendation in the report is the reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine.
Reads the PCAP report: National discourse today is tainted and in some cases poisoned by unbalanced ideological use of the public airwaves To improve and better inform public discourse, it is time for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine.
The Fairness Doctrine was a policy of the Federal Communications Commission that required the holders of broadcast licenses to issues of public importance in a manner that was, in the Commissions view, honest, equitable and balanced.
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Oh my goodness!
he wants to take foreclosed homes
Next up will be vacation, second and third homes all vacant at some point during ther year.
Then will come homes too large for the number of occupants.
Do you have a link to back up your comment?
Pinging the Agenda 21 folks.
The thread discussion is very much to point, with fellow Freepers discussing in addition to the planned take overof the airwaves, the Communist Agenda and how close that agenda is to being achieved.
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The dictator will totally wipe all communication that defiles him and the penalty is death.
Unless the party in question willingly converts to Islam or avocates in public for Islam ...
Whoa. Thy just can’t take a hint, can they?
Goes to show how important it will be to vote in this election (Senate and House seats)... even if it’s Romney... bleh
Yep. Just like salmon who will exert their all to reach their spawning streams, or die trying, the left is always on the march towards their socialist nirvana.
1) Indoctrinate schoolkids.
2) Go after meteorologists who don’t buy into the hoax.
3) Silence dissenters on the airwaves.
Is it possible then that there are unintended consequences in this? The 80’s brought Reagan. Maybe we have weakness in the Conservative political area because they think radio talkers will carry the water for them? It doesn’t seem like the Conservative side is all that much stronger due to the talkers, many of whom have morphed into establishment types who are for party over philosophy. The right-talkers may be diluting action with so much talk.
We talk and vent and feel as if we have DONE something. If and when it is tamped down maybe there would be “a little less talk and a lot more action.” Maybe not. Just a thought along the lines that things often have an opposite effect as in “only Nixon can go to China” and “only Clinton can cut welfare.”
Rahm Emmanuel’s eyes. Sort of like Beria’s, too. If only it were that easy to ID them.
The problem is that today, with the advances in technology, conservative talkers can just move to satellite or internet broadcasts.
Fairness in Broadcasting Act of 1987 - Expresses the findings of the Congress that the Fairness Doctrine: (1) fairly reflects the statutory obligations of broadcasters; (2) received statutory approval from the Congress in 1959; and (3) reasonably balances first amendment rights.
Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to require broadcast licensees to provide a reasonable opportunity for the discussion of conflicting views on issues of public importance. Requires enforcement and application of such requirement to be consistent with the rules and policies of the Federal Communications Commission in effect on January 1, 1987.
|4/2/1987||Introduced in House|
|5/27/1987||Reported to House by House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Report No: 100-108.|
|6/3/1987||Passed/agreed to in House: Passed House by Yea-Nay Vote: 302 - 102 (Record Vote No: 164).|
Rep Akaka, Daniel K. [HI-2] - 5/7/1987
Rep Bliley, Tom [VA-3] - 4/2/1987
Rep Bonior, David E. [MI-12] - 4/2/1987
Rep Boucher, Rick [VA-9] - 4/2/1987
Rep Boxer, Barbara [CA-6] - 4/2/1987
Rep Brooks, Jack B. [TX-9] - 4/2/1987
Rep Bryant, John W. [TX-5] - 4/2/1987
Rep Buechner, Jack [MO-2] - 5/7/1987
Rep Bustamante, Albert G. [TX-23] - 5/7/1987
Rep Callahan, Sonny [AL-1] - 5/7/1987
Rep Coelho, Anthony Lee [CA-15] - 4/2/1987
Rep Coleman, E. Thomas [MO-6] - 5/7/1987
Rep Collins, Cardiss [IL-7] - 4/2/1987
Rep Conte, Silvio O. [MA-1] - 5/27/1987
Rep Cooper, Jim [TN-4] - 5/7/1987
Rep Craig, Larry E. [ID-1] - 4/2/1987
Rep Crane, Philip M. [IL-12] - 5/27/1987
Rep Dannemeyer, William E. [CA-39] - 4/2/1987
Rep Daub, Hal [NE-2] - 5/7/1987
Rep de Lugo, Ron [VI] - 5/27/1987
Rep DeFazio, Peter A. [OR-4] - 5/7/1987
Rep Dellums, Ronald V. [CA-8] - 4/2/1987
Rep Dixon, Julian C. [CA-28] - 4/2/1987
Rep Dornan, Robert K. [CA-38] - 4/2/1987
Rep Dyson, Roy [MD-1] - 5/7/1987
Rep Eckart, Dennis E. [OH-11] - 4/2/1987
Rep Fascell, Dante B. [FL-19] - 4/2/1987
Rep Fields, Jack [TX-8] - 4/2/1987
Rep Ford, William D. [MI-15] - 4/2/1987
Rep Gingrich, Newt [GA-6] - 4/2/1987
Rep Gray, William H., III [PA-2] - 4/2/1987
Rep Hayes, Charles A. [IL-1] - 5/7/1987
Rep Hochbrueckner, George J. [NY-1] - 5/7/1987
Rep Hughes, William J. [NJ-2] - 5/7/1987
Rep Hyde, Henry J. [IL-6] - 4/2/1987
Rep Lagomarsino, Robert J. [CA-19] - 4/2/1987
Rep Leach, James A. [IA-1] - 4/2/1987
Rep Leland, Mickey [TX-18] - 4/2/1987
Rep Levine, Mel [CA-27] - 5/7/1987
Rep Lipinski, William O. [IL-5] - 5/7/1987
Rep Lott, Trent [MS-5] - 4/2/1987
Rep Madigan, Edward R. [IL-15] - 5/7/1987
Rep Markey, Edward J. [MA-7] - 4/2/1987
Rep Marlenee, Ron [MT-2] - 4/2/1987
Rep Martinez, Matthew G. [CA-30] - 5/7/1987
Rep Murtha, John P. [PA-12] - 4/2/1987
Rep Nielson, Howard C. [UT-3] - 4/2/1987
Rep Oberstar, James L. [MN-8] - 4/2/1987
Rep Owens, Major R. [NY-12] - 5/7/1987
Rep Pepper, Claude [FL-18] - 4/2/1987
Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-16] - 4/2/1987
Rep Scheuer, James H. [NY-8] - 5/7/1987
Rep Schroeder, Patricia [CO-1] - 4/2/1987
Rep Schuette, Bill [MI-10] - 5/7/1987
Rep Schumer, Charles E. [NY-10] - 4/2/1987
Rep Solarz, Stephen J. [NY-13] - 5/7/1987
Rep Stenholm, Charles W. [TX-17] - 4/2/1987
Rep Stokes, Louis [OH-21] - 4/2/1987
Rep Sundquist, Don [TN-7] - 5/7/1987
Rep Synar, Mike [OK-2] - 5/7/1987
Rep Torres, Estaban Edward [CA-34] - 5/7/1987
Rep Udall, Morris K. [AZ-2] - 4/2/1987
Rep Vento, Bruce F. [MN-4] - 5/7/1987
Rep Walgren, Doug [PA-18] - 4/2/1987
Rep Waxman, Henry A. [CA-24] - 4/2/1987
Rep Weber, Vin [MN-2] - 4/2/1987
Rep Weiss, Ted [NY-17] - 5/7/1987
Rep Wise, Robert E., Jr. [WV-3] - 5/7/1987
Rep Wolpe, Howard E. [MI-3] - 5/7/1987
Rep Wyden, Ron [OR-3] - 4/2/1987
Rep Yates, Sidney R. [IL-9] - 4/2/1987
|House Energy and Commerce||Referral, Markup, Reporting|
|Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance||Referral, Hearings, Markup, Reporting|
|H.RES.179||Rule related to H.R.1934 in House|
|S.742||Identical bill identified by CRS|
TO PASS HR 1934, FAIRNESS IN BROADCASTING, A BILL TO REQUIRE THE FAIRNESS DOCTRINE IN BROAD-CASTING WHICH REQUIRES BROADCASTERS TO AIR ALL SIDES OF CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES.
302-102, 26 not voting
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