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  • Sotomayor says nation 'can't afford to despair' over Trump

    11/15/2016 7:02:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 15, 2016 9:11 PM EST | Sam Hananel
    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Tuesday that Americans “can’t afford to despair” in the wake of Donald Trump's election as president. Speaking to an audience at a Capitol Hill cultural center, Sotomayor said the nation can’t afford for a president to fail, but stressed that “every person has an obligation both to continue being heard and to continue doing the right thing.” The justice was responding to a question from radio host Bill Press about whether Trump’s victory made her feel apprehensive. She declined to answer directly, but said people “can’t afford to give up on pursuing the values...
  • Pop the popcorn: Liberal pundits eating their own

    05/18/2016 6:14:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Hot ^ | May 18, 2016 | LARRY O'CONNOR
    It hasn’t been a good week for the Democrats. And despite the ongoing effort by the mainstream media to paint the Republican Party as divided and irreparably damaged by their primary process, the signs continue to emerge that Democrats are facing a much tougher task in uniting behind their incredibly unlikable and untrustworthy front-runner. The week started with a remarkable brawl convention in Nevada with blood spilled, names called and a venerable senator booed off the stage.The divisive nature of the Democrats reached a ridiculous point Tuesday afternoon with the spectacle of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (S-VT) campaign manager promising CNN’s...
  • Is Cruz more dangerous than Trump? (Trump supporters should read this)

    12/21/2015 8:53:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Marietta Daily Journal ^ | December 21, 2015 | Bill Press
    The site does not allow copy & paste. Please click to read the article.
  • Liberal Democrat Bill Press: A raw deal for Hastert

    06/02/2015 8:09:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/02/2015 | Bill Press
    As a Democrat, I know I’m supposed to cheer now that former Republican Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) has been charged with federal crimes. But, in fact, I feel just the opposite. It looks to me like he got a raw deal, and ended up the victim of an overzealous federal prosecutor. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t condone Hastert’s rumored sexual abuse of a former student, if that’s what happened. But if that student still felt harmed, so many years later, why didn’t he go to the police instead of going to Hastert and hitting him up for hush money?...
  • Radio Libs Tout Famed Author's Disdain for Conservatives as 'Stupid' -

    01/24/2014 7:18:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | January 24, 2014 | Jack Coleman
    Don't you love it when liberals ridicule conservatives as idiots while said liberals do something idiotic? Yeah, it's one of my favorite hobbies too, one that guarantees an endless stream of amusing fodder. Latest example comes by way of Bill Press's radio show yesterday. Press, a former California Democratic Party chief and co-host of an earlier iteration of the cable show "Crossfire," was listening to his producer, Peter Ogburn, run through a daily news brief when this exchange could be heard (audio) -- OGBURN: Frank McCourt, the author Frank McCourt, you're familiar, right? PRESS: Why is your face red? OGBURN:...
  • Radio Host on Vet March: These ‘Idiots’ ‘Should’ve Been Hanging Cruz in Effigy’ (Guess who?)

    10/14/2013 9:24:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 14, 2013 | Andrew Kirell
    On his radio show Monday morning, Bill Press took on this weekend’s Million Vet March by denouncing the participants as “idiots” who’ve been used by “right-wing organizations” to protest against their own best interests. Ultimately, he said, they shouldn’t be following people like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), they should be expressing public odium towards him. “Absolutely drives me crazy,” Press said of Sunday’s protest activities. “Here’s what wrong with it,” he continued, “Those three idiots leading the protests, but they’re not the dumbest ones. The dumbest ones there are the idiots that are protesting. These are people, they call them...
  • Radio Lefty Bill Press Calls Paying Soldiers’ Families Death Benefits ‘Big Mistake’

    10/14/2013 8:29:59 AM PDT · by kcvl · 19 replies ^ | October 11, 2013 | Randy Hall
    Radio Lefty Bill Press Calls Paying Soldiers’ Families Death Benefits ‘Big Mistake’ Just hours before the Senate voted to approve a measure that was passed by the House on Wednesday in a 425-0 vote to restore the death benefits paid to the families of fallen soldiers, liberal radio talk show host Bill Press showed his true colors when he said it would be a “big mistake” for the government to do that because “once the government starts making special exceptions, it allows the shutdown to continue.”
  • Is Holder on the way out?

    05/16/2013 12:13:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/16/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Given that Eric Holder has served the longest on Barack Obama's Cabinet, it's not exactly unusual that rumors would arise in a second term that the Attorney General might head out to pasture sometime soon. In fact, even Eric Holder wondered about it last November, when he questioned whether he still had “gas in the tank” for a second term. Later, he announced that he’d stick around for a year to get Obama through the transition to another term, but probably hit the road after that.Is the year up? After listening to Holder’s litany of “I don’t knows” in yesterday’s...
  • Liberal talk radio host Bill Press calls for Holder to be fired

    05/16/2013 10:36:17 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/16/13 07:55 AM ET | Justin Sink
    Talk radio host and former chairman of the California Democratic Party Bill Press said Thursday that Attorney General Eric Holder should be fired over the subpoena of reporter phone records. Bill Press @bpshow I still haven't heard a legit justification for the subpoenaing the AP phone records. They didn't notify AP, they didn't narrow search. 7:20 AM - 16 May 2013
  • Bill Press: Anti-Islam Filmmakers 'As Guilty as the Terrorists' Who Killed Americans in Libya

    09/16/2012 9:40:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies ^ | September 16, 2012 | Jack Coleman
    Radio host Bill Press is determined to win the title of most useful idiot to the jihad. With his most recent lunacy this past Friday, Press is well on his way. (Audio clip after page break) Behold, what passes for wisdom from the warped wasteland known as liberal radio (audio) -- Now here's the question though and the question that I ask you and it's not an easy one, I understand that.  What, if anything, should happen to the people who made this video? I gotta tell you, I think they are as guilty, that's my opinion, I think they...
  • An Open Letter to Bill Press: Regarding your proposal for a bloody civil war, just how many

    07/28/2012 11:28:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 7/28/12 | Dutchman6
    Bill Press: He may have been drunk when he wrote the column below, but I don't think he can plead diminished capacity when he is convicted for violating the Law of Unintended Consequences. "Bill Press: Praise the Lord -- and stockpile the ammunition." My email reply: -----Original Message----- From: georgemason1776 To: Sent: Sat, Jul 28, 2012 11:36 am Subject: RE: Your proposal for a bloody civil war over firearms. How many millions of us do you want dead? "Don't get me wrong. I believe in the Second Amendment. And, as a Scalia originalist, I believe we should take it...
  • Is the Star Spangled Banner An "Abomination"?

    06/12/2012 3:45:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | June 12, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    Talk show host, Bill Press, doesn’t like the Star-Spangled Banner. Imagine: a liberal talk show that’s not on NPR! His radio show is simulcast on Current TV. Bill Press likes provoking conservatives, but I’m not sure we should be provoked by his outburst against the National Anthem. Bill Press seems to be testing the old philosopher’s question: If a tree falls in the forest and there’s no one there to hear it, does it make a noise? If you say something on Current TV, does anyone hear it? Press adds: “It is a major crusade of mine to get...
  • Bill Press Hates Our National Anthem, With Its 'Military Jargon' and 'Home of the Brave' Stuff

    06/07/2012 4:27:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 06/06/2012 | By Tim Graham
    If it wasn’t odd enough for MSNBC weekend talker Chris Hayes to feel great discomfort at the idea of calling our war veterans “heroes” because it was too warlike, on Tuesday’s Full Court Press on Current TV, lefty Bill Press said he finds “The Star-Spangled Banner” is just embarrassing because of the “military jargon” in it and the idea that somehow we live in the “land of the brave,” as if nobody else is grave. Not only is it apparently “absolutely, monumentally unsingable,” Press proclaimed, “But it’s an abomination. First it ranges two octaves most people can only do...
  • Liberal Talk Show Host: National Anthem Is an ‘Abomination’ (Bill Press)

    06/06/2012 7:57:19 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 33 replies ^ | June 5, 2012 at 10:06pm | Mytheos Holt
    PRESS (11:31:) … But it’s an abomination. First it ranges two octaves most people can only do kind of one octave. I mean when you think about it, it’s bombs bursting in air rocket’s red glare it all kinds of, you know a lot of national anthems are that way, all kinds of military jargon and the land there’s only one phrase ‘the land of the free’ which is kind of nice and ‘the home of the brave?’ I don’t know. OGBURN: I mean I get that part. PRESS: Are we [Americans] the only ones who are brave on the...
  • Current TV’s Bill Press: Star-Spangled Banner ‘stupid’ and ‘embarrassing’

    06/06/2012 7:38:08 AM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 113 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/05/2012 | Jeff Poor
    This probably won’t win liberal radio talk show host Bill Press any fans on the right.On his Tuesday radio show simultcasted on Current TV, Press admitted that he is on a crusade to “get rid” of the national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” mostly because it is “un-singable.” But he also admitted that he knew he would be criticized for espousing this view.“This is a pet-peeve of mine — no, it is more serious than that,” he said. “It’s more than a pet-peeve. It is a major crusade of mine, a major cause of mine and that is, to get rid...
  • Bill Press On Iraq: 'Republicans Refuse To Give A Black Man Credit'

    10/24/2011 7:05:42 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Sure way to stay schnockered between now and presidential Election Day: sling a shot every time a liberal plays the race card. Latest example: on Al Sharpton's MSNBC show this evening, Bill Press ascribed Republican reluctance to give President Obama credit on Iraq to the fact that "the Republican party is like some of the banks down South. They refuse to give a black man credit." View the video here.
  • Randi Rhodes Wishes Global Warming Would Cause Flood to Wash Out Limbaugh's Home

    12/02/2010 7:33:02 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 52 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | December 1, 2010 | Tim Graham
    Don't let anyone claim that liberal talk radio show hosts don't wish for bad things to happen. On Monday's show, Randi Rhodes was giddy about the prospect of global warming causing the oceans to rise enough to engulf Rush Limbaugh's Florida home: And so, the global warming deniers -- like Rush Limbaugh, whose house I can't wait until the ocean swells and eats his house -- and he will be the first to go because he's got the best location! He's on Palm Beach, which is nothing but a little island...a long, skinny, little sliver of billion dollars worth of...
  • Liberal Talker Bill Press Election Reaction: Blame Stupid, Crazy , Dumb America Over and Over

    11/03/2010 12:24:57 PM PDT · by Pacothecat · 10 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/3/2010 | Pam Key
    Liberal Talker Bill Press Election Reaction: Blame Stupid, Crazy , Dumb America Over and Over
  • Bill Press Challenges Glenn Beck to ‘Liberation Theology’ Debate

    09/03/2010 12:56:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 2, 2010 | Tommy Christopher
    On his radio show yesterday, Glenn Beck criticized progressive radio host Bill Press over remarks Press made on Countdown that were critical of Beck’s analysis of President Obama’s religion. Press said of Beck “We don’t need a Mormon to teach Christians what the gospels are all about.” Beck then reiterated his criticism of the president’s faith, and said he would welcome a correction “if I’m wrong.” Press, who Beck also said had apparently “(n)ever gotten anywhere near the Gospels,” studied 10 years for the priesthood, and has a degree in theology. He tells Mediaite that he’s happy to correct Beck...
  • Bill Press: On Election Night Boehner Office Will Be 'Morgue,' Pelosi's A 'Party'

    09/01/2010 6:43:09 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 50 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Gallup might be seeing an historic spread in the Republicans' favor, and even Mark Halperin is predicting a GOP gain of as many as 60 seats. But amidst all the Dem panic and gnashing of teeth, the Pelosi party can still count on one true believer: Bill Press. Former California Dem chairman Press has predicted that when results come in on Election Night, GOP leader John Boehner's office will be a "morgue," while Pelosi's place while Pelosi's place is "where the party's going to be." View video here.
  • L.A. Leftists Get the Code Pink Treatment at Jodie Evans' Jerry Brown Fundraiser

    08/22/2010 8:27:21 AM PDT · by kristinn · 32 replies
    Big Peace ^ | Sunday, August 22, 2010 | Kristinn Taylor and Andrea Shea King
    Melanie Morgan, founder of Move America Forward, the nation’s largest pro-troop organization, led about a dozen conservative activists who protested at the Venice home of Code Pink co-founder Jodie Evans at a Saturday afternoon fundraiser for California Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown. Morgan reports the pro-American protesters, “blocked the entrance of hundreds of wealthy Democrat liberals, including Sally Kellerman and Cindy Asner, ex-wife of Ed Asner.” Protesters laid down on the sidewalk outside the entrance gate where guests had to step over them. Event host Jodie Evans was visibly angry at getting a taste of her own medicine and had...
  • Bill Press on the Mosque at Ground Zero: "This is Not a Sacred Site" (Video)

    08/16/2010 6:27:11 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 38 replies
    HAP ^ | 8/16/10 | hap
    Lefty Bill Press on MSNBC: "This is not a sacred site, this is all about religion and the opponents, there's only one reason to oppose this mosque, and that is to paint Islam as an evil religion and to ain't all Muslims and equate them with a 19 terrorist who's flew into that building" ...Video
  • Lib Talker Bill Press Rips Senator; Suggests Taking Citizenship Away from People Born in Alabama

    08/05/2010 2:32:06 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | August 3, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    Ah yes - liberalism, or as its recent branding has labeled it, progressivism, is the most open-minded and culturally sensitive place to be on the ideological spectrum. Those who subscribe to those beliefs are far more enlightened and far more able to respect those from all over the globe, or least all over the United States, right? Not the case with liberal talk show host Bill Press. On his Aug. 4 program, Press launched into a long-winded rant about a handful of U.S. Senators who question the interpretation of the 14th Amendment, which allows for so-called "anchor babies" to provide...
  • Dem Crack Up? Bill Press, Schultz Rip Reid For Calling Obama Weak

    07/13/2010 5:31:28 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Hot stock tip: ConAgra Foods, makers of . . . Orville Redenbacher's popcorn ;-) But seriously, shall we sit back and savor an incipient Dem implosion? Drudge has links up about the White House waving the white flag, having a "credibility crisis," and hitting the panic button. This evening's Ed Show gave another hot and salty taste of the Dem meltdown, as Ed ripped Harry Reid for calling Pres. Obama, in Schultz's words, "a big wimp." In a formal TV interview, Reid has accused PBO of being insufficiently "firm" and "forceful," describing him as "a person who doesn't like confrontation."...
  • Bill Press: Glenn Beck Rally at Lincoln Memorial Like Al Qaeda Holding Rally on 9/11 at Ground Zero

    06/26/2010 7:04:20 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 37 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 26, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    It's well known liberals don't particularly care for Fox News host Glenn Beck, but wouldn't be comparing him to al Qaeda be a bit much? On Sept. 11, 2001, al Qaeda attacks on the World Trade Center claimed the lives of over 2,700 people. So what does that have to do with Glenn Beck? Well according to liberal talker Bill Press, Beck's plans to hold a rally at the Lincoln Memorial on August 28 are somehow akin to al Qaeda's worldview and Press demanded the National Park Service revoke permission for Beck to hold a rally where Martin Luther King...
  • Lefty Bill Press Compares Upcoming Tea Party at Washington Monument to Al Qaeda Rally at Ground Zero

    06/26/2010 6:26:37 PM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 17 replies · 2+ views
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | June 26, 2010 | Bluegrass Pundit
    The National Park Service has given Glenn Beck permission to hold a Tea Party rally on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 2010. Some Beck and Tea Party haters are angry. Aren't they always? But I digress. Forty years ago, on August 28th, Martin Luther King gave his "I have a dream speech" on the steps of the Washington Monument. The timing has caused some on the left to flip-out. Bill Press, Huffington Post blogger and liberal radio talker, is comparing giving permission for the Tea Party rally to giving al Qaeda permission to hold a rally...
  • Press Bill Press to Earn his Press Credentials

    06/26/2010 10:57:41 AM PDT · by jbjd · 6 replies
    jbjd ^ | 06.26.10 | jbjd
    ...Knowing Bill Press is an award winning interviewer and a Democratic insider; and given your knowledge about the myth of the ‘birth-certificate-cum-COLB,’ when he asked Robert Gibbs, “Is there anything you can say to make the Birthers go away”; and Mr. Gibbs replied, “A year-and-a-half ago, I asked that the birth certificate be put on the internet. Because Lord knows, if you got a birth certificate, and you put it on the internet, what else could be the story,” I'll bet you now think more likely Mr. Press would have followed up with questions/comments like these... (Chuckling.) ARE YOU SAYING...
  • The Death of the Tea Party Movement

    05/07/2010 9:42:42 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 97 replies · 2,714+ views
    Farewell to the Tea Party. It was fun while it lasted. It certainly got a lot of undue media attention. But it died a premature, yet welcome, death. Ironically, what killed the Tea Party was not opposition from either the Republican or Democratic Party. The Tea Party committed suicide, rendered irrelevant by a succession of current events. The central premise of Tea Party loyalists, after all, was that they were anti-government. You know the drill: All government is bad. Taxes are bad. Government bureaucrats are bad. Then, unfortunately for them, just as they were gaining traction, tea baggers ran into...
  • Bill Press: If I Paid Palin's Speaking Fee 'I'd Want My Money Back'

    02/07/2010 1:48:15 PM PST · by EveningStar · 57 replies · 1,482+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | February 7, 2010 | Noel Sheppard
    The predictable media attacks on Sarah Palin were all over the television dial after her keynote speech to the National Tea Party convention Saturday, and talk radio host Bill Press more than lived down to what one would expect from such a liberal shill.
  • Bill Press: Beck a 'Ticking Time Bomb'; Warns Ailes Will 'Be Sorry' They Gave Him a Show

    11/29/2009 1:35:55 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 185 replies · 7,836+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | November 29, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    Glenn Beck - he has one of the highest-rated shows on the top cable news network. He's had a number of bestselling books and he's called attention to some unsavory characters working in the Obama administration. Yet - he's somehow considered to be a risky business decision for the powers in charge at Fox News. On CNN's Nov. 29 "Reliable Sources," host Howard Kurtz pointed out Glenn Beck accusing Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., of "hooking" for the so-called $300 million "Louisiana Purchase" provision of the health care bill. "He's talking there about Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu, who did get a...
  • Bill Press: Town Meeting Protestors 'Taking a Page Right Out of a Nazi Playbook'

    08/07/2009 7:28:19 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies · 1,011+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 7, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    Taking a page right out of Nancy Pelosi's playbook of implying that town hall meeting protestors are sporting swastikas, low rated radio host Bill Press is now accusing them of using Nazi tactics in a sanity-challenged column. This follows on the heels of Press' attack on the protestors on Fox News as reported earlier this week by Seton Motley here in NewsBusters. Here is Press going completely over the edge on the subject of the protestors in his column: ...Taking a page right out of a Nazi playbook, organizers bus in professional protestors and arm them with instructions on how...
  • Bill Press Thinks Recess Protests Will HELP Dems Pass ObamaCare

    08/04/2009 3:37:21 PM PDT · by UnalienablyRight · 41 replies · 1,044+ views ^ | 08/03/2009 | Seton Motley
    This press neglect would be intended, one would think, to protect these officials and the plans they seek to enact. Televising constituents railing at their representatives for attempting to rapidly advance the Big Government ball would be considered in most quarters unhelpful in rapidly advancing the Big Government ball. But not according to pseudo-syndicated liberal radio talk show host Bill Press. On this morning's America's Newsroom on the Fox News Channel, Press told co-host Megyn Kelly that he thinks the protesters are just "people who are anti-anything the government has anything to do with." He said they are "just out...
  • WMAL's "Pet Liberal" Jerry Klein filling-in for Bill Press this morning from 6-9 a.m. ET

    04/08/2009 4:38:56 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 41 replies · 1,709+ views
    Everyone's "Favorite Liberal" is on Sirius satellite or via (click on'Listen Live") subbing for Bill Press RIGHT NOW!
  • The Plight of the Left-Wing Talkers

    02/14/2009 6:46:40 AM PST · by Delacon · 24 replies · 1,288+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 02/23/2009 | Philip Terzian
    Being a radio flop is no excuse for bringing back the 'Fairness Doctrine.' Bill Press's professional life, such as it is, has been very complicated in recent years.A longtime Democratic functionary in California and midlevel official in the Jerry Brown administration, he became a TV editorial commentator in Los Angeles when Ronald Reagan was president. That is the same sort of sinecure, now largely extinct in broadcasting, that catapulted the late Jesse Helms to the U.S. Senate from North Carolina; but Bill Press has been less fortunate. He ran in the Democratic primary for California insurance commissioner (and lost), chaired...
  • Another Democrat senator wants the Fairness Doctrine back

    02/13/2009 6:33:14 AM PST · by slomark · 31 replies · 874+ views
    Bill Press’ floundering radio show seems to be the place where Democrat senators go to say stupid things. Last week is was Senator Debbie Stabenow who wanted the Fairness Doctrine. This week it’s Senator Tom Harkin. “…They are just shutting down progressive talk from one city after another,” Press said. “All we want is, you know, some balance on the airwaves, that’s all. You know, we’re not going to take any of the conservative voices off the airwaves, but just make sure that there are a few progressives and liberals out there, right? “That’s why we need the Fairness Doctrine...
  • Harkin: Bring Back the Fairness Doctrine

    02/11/2009 8:00:27 PM PST · by Delacon · 40 replies · 1,242+ views
    Newsmax ^ | February 11, 2009
    U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, is pushing for return of the Fairness Doctrine even as some of his Democratic colleagues are quietly backing off the idea. Originally instituted in 1949 by the FCC, the Fairness Doctrine required broadcasters over the public airwaves to give equal time to opposing political views.
  • Bill Press: 'Fairness Doctrine' Will Remedy 'Conservative Media Conspiracy'

    02/09/2009 7:21:55 PM PST · by Delacon · 34 replies · 1,521+ views
    News Busters ^ | February 8, 2009 | Brent Baker
    Bitter over the decision, by the owner of the Washington, DC area radio station which carried his show and other left-wing hosts, to drop its liberal talk show format which didn't garner enough listeners to even show up in the latest ratings, Bill Press charged in a Sunday Washington Post op-ed:  There is no free market in talk radio today, only an exclusive, tightly held, conservative media conspiracy. The few holders of broadcast licenses have made it clear they will not, on their own, serve the general public. Maybe it's time to bring back the Fairness Doctrine -- and bring...
  • PRESS-ING CENSORSHIP - In Op-Ed, Libtalker Pushes Talk Radio Regulation

    02/09/2009 6:51:35 PM PST · by Delacon · 12 replies · 485+ views
    The Radio Equalizer ^ | Brian Maloney
    Calling free speech on the airwaves a mere "failed experiment" from the Reagan era, libtalker Bill Press is using today's Washington Post Op-Ed section to call for government regulation over American talk radio content. Unhappy over the collapse of Washington's ratings-challenged OBAMA 1260-AM, resulting in a format change that's expected tomorrow, Press is decrying the overwhelmingly-conservative state of talk radio, both locally and nationally. Using rhetoric similar to Obamists who are pushing for a government-led free speech crackdown, he claims the airwaves lack "diversity" because commercial talk leans to the right. Not mentioned in the piece is the apparently-secret existence...
  • Bill Press and the "Fairness Doctrine"

    02/08/2009 6:42:54 PM PST · by sswenviron · 4 replies · 409+ views
    Hey Bill, here's a newsflash: liberals make no money (and steal from kids when they try), which is the entire point of producing and airing a program. Yes, the government allows the commercial use of airwaves but only because they have to regulate the signal, not the content. Someone like Press will never understand that.
  • Fairness Doctrine advocate Senator's husband nabbed with prostitute south of Big Beaver(censorship)

    02/08/2009 1:03:14 PM PST · by bushwon · 51 replies · 1,998+ views
    Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow has said she wants to re-introduce the Fairness Doctrine. So to be completely fair, we don’t remember this story from the Detroit Free Press (April 2, 2008) getting too much coverage: “Thomas Athans, the husband of U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow and cofounder of a liberal talk radio network, told Troy police detectives that he paid a prostitute $150 for sex at a Troy hotel in late February, according to a police report obtained Wednesday by the Free Press under the Freedom of Information Act…Athans was pulled over by police on I-75 minutes after leaving the Residence...
  • Another senator lines up behind 'Fairness Doctrine'

    02/08/2009 10:50:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies · 993+ views
    WND ^ | 2/8/09 | staff
    WASHINGTON – Another Democratic U.S. senator has gone on record as supporting the reinstatement of the so-called "Fairness Doctrine," adding, "I feel like that's gonna happen." Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., told radio host and WND columnist Bill Press yesterday when asked about whether it was time to bring back the so-called "Fairness Doctrine": "I think it's absolutely time to pass a standard. Now, whether it's called the Fairness Standard, whether it's called something else – I absolutely think it's time to be bringing accountability to the airwaves. I mean, our new president has talked rightly about accountability and transparency. You...
  • Bill Press pressing for Fairness Doctrine. Bill who?

    02/08/2009 9:29:21 AM PST · by slomark · 30 replies · 783+ views
    We were going to start this story by saying, “Bill Press called called free speech on the radio a ‘failed experiment from the Regan era.’” But we were worried you would react by saying, “Bill who” Press is a yet another failed liberal talk show host. A bitter, angry liberal talk show host. But we repeat ourselves. “Maybe it’s time,” Press said in a Washington Post op-ed piece today, “to bring back the Fairness Doctrine — and bring competition back to talk radio in Washington and elsewhere.” Press is upset because...
  • Politico: Sen. Stabenow Wants Hearings On Radio 'Accountability'; Talks Fairness Doctrine

    02/05/2009 12:33:55 PM PST · by Red Steel · 62 replies · 1,954+ views
    News Busters ^ | February 5, 2009 - 13:45 ET | Seton Motley
    Michael Calderone in today's Politico reports on the latest liberal politician -- Michigan Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow -- openly touting their intent to silence their talk radio opposition with a reinstitution of the Fairness Doctrine.  "Whether it’s called the Fairness Standard (sic), whether it’s called something else – I absolutely think it’s time to be bringing accountability to the airwaves." Senator Stabenow was speaking on the air with liberal talk radio host Bill Press and to his eleven listeners nationwide. She insisted that she "think(s) it’s absolutely time to pass a standard" and indicated she had "already had some discussions...
  • Bill Press Calls Todd Palin A Terrorist

    10/10/2008 12:13:08 PM PDT · by paltz · 63 replies · 2,374+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 10/10/08 | Kerry Picket
    VIDEO The mainstream media has resorted to attacking GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's husband Todd Palin. At the bottom of the hour of Bill Press's radio show at 6am this morning, Press said the following: PRESS: What's the difference between a secessionist and a terrorist? Isn't a secessionist just another form of a terrorist? Ask Abraham Lincoln...Let's find out what the "First Dude" was going to do in order to secede from the union. I tell you it wasn't going to be peaceful. Has Bill Press lost it? The first glaring difference is Todd Palin never blew up innocent...
  • Sarah Palin: A National Joke (Bash From WingNutDaily)

    09/05/2008 3:44:05 PM PDT · by steve-b · 53 replies · 1,022+ views
    Wing Nut Daily ^ | 9/5/08 | Bill Press
    ST. PAUL, Minn. – Here in the Twin Cities, as in every city and town across America, there's only one question on everyone's mind: What could possibly qualify Sarah Palin as a candidate for vice president? The answer was provided by former presidential candidate Fred Thompson. "I can say without fear of contradiction," he told GOP delegates, most of whom had never heard of Palin a week ago, "that she is the only nominee in the history of either party who knows how to properly field dress a moose." Fine. So, on your next trip to Alaska, hire her as...
  • Bill Press: Hillary Has 'B---- of Brass'

    03/13/2008 4:13:49 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies · 1,380+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Even Tucker Carlson, MSNBC's uninhibited house libertarian, was a bit taken aback. But good Dem Bill Press has had the, um, gumption to say what others may have thought about Hillary Clinton: that she has "balls of brass." View video here
  • The media picks the winners

    02/10/2008 6:24:42 AM PST · by jdm · 17 replies · 150+ views
    Tribune Media Services ^ | Feb. 10, 2008 | by Bill Press
    **EXCERPT** Super Tuesday's over and there were no absolute winners - until Mitt Romney dropped out of the race. Nonetheless, even before Romney withdrew and McCain, in effect, became his party's nominee, we might as well have canceled the rest of the primaries and caucuses, since the media had already decided that this year's standard bearers would be John McCain and Barack Obama. Yes, somewhere along the line, the role of the media has changed from reporting on the primaries to deciding the primaries. They pick their favorites, they give them preferential treatment, they tear down their opponents, and they...
  • The Media Picks The Winners

    02/08/2008 5:08:05 AM PST · by NotchJohnson · 14 replies · 59+ views
    Bill pRess ^ | | Bill Press
    Super Tuesday's over and there were no absolute winners - until Mitt Romney dropped out of the race. Nonetheless, even before Romney withdrew and McCain, in effect, became his party's nominee, we might as well have canceled the rest of the primaries and caucuses, since the media had already decided that this year's standard bearers would be John McCain and Barack Obama. Yes, somewhere along the line, the role of the media has changed from reporting on the primaries to deciding the primaries. They pick their favorites, they give them preferential treatment, they tear down their opponents, and they anoint...
  • Pull The Plug On Iowa and New Hampshire

    01/13/2008 6:43:39 PM PST · by NotchJohnson · 16 replies · 165+ views
    Bill Press ^ | 12/20/2007 | Bill Press
    Pull The Plug On Iowa and New Hampshire December 20, 2007 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It gets earlier and earlier, every election cycle. This time around, Iowa voters will cast the first ballots in the presidential contest of 2008, on Jan. 3, before many Americans have even recovered from their New Year's hangovers. With the caucuses coming so soon after the holidays, Iowa's hogging the media spotlight. Republican and Democratic candidates are crisscrossing the state, squeezing in four or five events a day. Surrogates, from Hollywood stars to a former president, show up where candidates cannot. And pollsters track the daily farts and...
  • (Bill Press) Death of the Religious Right

    12/30/2007 8:35:12 AM PST · by imd102 · 68 replies · 131+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 12/30/07 | Bill Press
    No matter who becomes the next president of the United States, the American people have already won a great victory -- with the total disintegration of the once all-powerful Religious Right.... Today, the religious right has splintered into as many different factions as O.J. Simpson has alibis. Unable to find one candidate who fits the bill of being both true-blue on the issues and electable, America's ayatohlahs have divided their loyalties. Indeed, in some cases, they've even declared war against each other. The National Right to Life League has endorsed Fred Thompson, even though he opposes a constitutional amendment to...