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  • Politico Reporter Smears: Limbaugh Is Like the 'Serial Murderer' With 'Bodies in the Trunk' (Video)

    03/13/2012 1:59:48 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/13/2012 | Scott Whitlock
    According to Joe Williams, the senior White House reporter for Politico, Rush Limbaugh is like the "serial murderer" who was caught with "three bodies in the trunk." The veteran journalist made the outrageous comparison on Tuesday's Martin Bashir show, a program that included other liberal smears against the conservative radio host. Before making his offensive connection, Williams highlighted his background covering the police. Regarding Limbaugh's comments about Sandra Fluke, the journalist linked: "... [Law enforcement] always would catch the serial murder because he was driving around with a busted taillight, not because he had, like, three bodies in the trunk."...
  • I Hope Rush Limbaugh Gets Arrested

    03/10/2012 3:00:23 PM PST · by harpu · 65 replies
    godfatherpolitics.com ^ | 03/10/12 | Gary DeMar
    Liberal lawyer Gloria Allred wants Rush Limbaugh arrested. She may want to rethink this latest publicity stunt. By the now the Left was sure that Rush Limbaugh would be off the air. His comments about Georgetown law Student Sandra Fluke and the list of companies that cancelled their advertising for his how had them dancing with glee. Their biggest political thorn in the flesh was going down. No such luck. The outpouring of support for Rush Limbaugh has been overwhelming. Advertisers have been replaced. Rush has shown the utter hypocrisy of the mainstream media by pointing out the laundry list...
  • Conservatives Raise Alarm About Fairness Doctrine in 'Different Garb'

    09/03/2011 6:28:27 PM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Sept. 2, 2011 | Stephen Clark
    The Federal Communications Commission may have killed off the controversial Fairness Doctrine this week, but conservatives -- offering faint praise for the move -- are sounding the alarm over what they see as backdoor attempts by the Obama administration to regulate political speech on the airwaves. They point to ownership diversity and "localism" as other ways Democrats can try to keep the spirit of the Fairness Doctrine alive and silence conservatives and Christian broadcasters.
  • (Pennsylvania) WAEB radio tower toppled in Whitehall, FBI investigates (Domestic terrorists?)

    09/08/2009 8:22:05 PM PDT · by School of Rational Thought · 23 replies · 2,247+ views
    http://www.mcall.com/news/all-a8_5tower.7011612sep05,0,7619214.story ^ | September 5, 2009 | By Frank Warner Of The Morning Call
    Soon to be up on their site. A radio station tower in Whitehall, PA toppled after cables were cut. Tower owned by clear channel and it was suggested it was an attempt to knock off the air a conservative talk station.
  • Rift over royalties - A bill to make radio stations pay singers divides black artists, leaders

    08/28/2009 12:14:04 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 24 replies · 920+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 26, 2009 | Dahleen Glanton
    "...The artists deserve it, ...With things the way they are today, everybody needs every little penny they can get." ...Radio personalities such as Tom Joyner, whose "Tom Joyner Morning Show" is owned by Radio One Inc., a black-owned conglomerate, oppose the bill, generating support from their vast listening audiences.... There is also a division within the civil rights community. The NAACP recently passed a resolution supporting the bill, while activists Al Sharpton, whose radio show is syndicated by Radio One, and Jesse Jackson, whose show is syndicated by a subsidiary of Clear Channel Corp., oppose it... The bill's sponsor, Rep....
  • Jay-Z disses Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh in 'Off That' featuring Drake

    08/24/2009 12:47:09 PM PDT · by pissant · 44 replies · 1,275+ views
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 8/24/09 | Simian Levinson
    So you think you’re all cool and hip, huh? Well, you are not as cool as famous rappers Jay-Z or Drake — and you are certainly not as cool as Jay-Z and Drake together. This is the central thesis of “Off That,” the newly leaked Drake collab from Jay’s upcoming The Blueprint 3, and it’s hard to argue with. Just accept it: Whatever cutting-edge trends you think you’re inventing, Jigga and Drizzy already discarded as played-out years ago. Facts are facts. The fizzy beat behind “Off That” comes from Timbaland; while he and Jay-Z have done more ground-breaking work in...
  • The demise of talk radio

    08/10/2009 8:30:44 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies · 1,494+ views
    Hernando Today ^ | 8/8/2009 | JOHN REINIERS
    Democrats still can't stomach conservative talk radio's clout. It really came to a head when Air America, the liberal talk radio network, had to file for bankruptcy, and its marquis performer, comedian Al Franken, decided to quit and take a job as Minnesota's Democratic Senator, since the pay and benefits are better. Let's have a round of applause for the sound judgment of Minnesota's Democrats. It was quite a journey from "Saturday Night Live" to the Senate for Franken, but logical, since a skill set as a comedian is patently transferable to Washington politics. On Aug. 30, 2007, Hernando Today...
  • Talk Radio Gets Angrier as its Revenues Drop

    08/07/2009 8:48:32 AM PDT · by DanZanRyu · 68 replies · 2,593+ views
    New Majoirty ^ | August 7, 2009 | Tim Mak
    Conservative talk radio has never been more angry and extreme than today. You might think that’s a response to the Obama presidency. But even more, conservative talkers are responding to a collapse in advertising revenues. According to Scott Fybush, the proprietor of North East Radio Watch, talk radio has lost 30-40% of its ad revenues over the past two years. Further, in an interview with a talk radio trade publication, Talkers Magazine, late last year, Talk Radio Networks CEO Mark Masters said: “2008 will be known as the year that weak syndicated programs began dying off in droves,” adding that...
  • Congressman Walden and Congressman Pence Introduce "Broadcaster Freedom Amendment"

    07/14/2009 8:13:35 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 21 replies · 2,662+ views
    Congressman Greg Walden and Congressman Mike Pence filed the Broadcaster Freedom Amendment last night to the Financial Services Appropriations Bill that would kill any funding for the so-called "Fairness Doctrine" as well as stealth Fairness Doctrine in the form of proposed broadcast localism regulations.Democrats from Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Senators Dick Durbin, and John Kerry have called for the return of this kind of regulation to the airwaves of America, but thanks to the support of millions of freedom-loving Americans, we were able to mostly close the front door to this government censorship.So now they are trying to sneak through...
  • FDA: Nasal Spray Can Cause Loss Of Smell

    06/16/2009 1:40:35 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 12 replies · 895+ views
    cbsnews ^ | June 16, 2009
    Consumers should stop using Zicam Cold Remedy nasal gel and related products because they can permanently damage the sense of smell, federal health regulators said Tuesday. The over-the-counter products contain zinc, an ingredient scientists say may damage nerves in the nose needed for smell. The other products affected by the Food and Drug Administration's announcement are adult and kid-size Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Swabs. The FDA says about 130 consumers have reported a loss of smell after using Matrixx Initiatives' Zicam products since 1999. Shares of the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company plunged to a 52-week low after the FDA announcement, losing...
  • FDA says Zicam nasal spray can cause loss of smell

    06/16/2009 9:48:23 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 53 replies · 2,480+ views
    AP/Yahoo News ^ | 6/16/09
    The FDA says consumers should stop using Zicam Cold Remedy nasal gel and related products immediately. All the over-the-counter products contain zinc. Scientists say that ingredient may damage nerves in the nose needed for smell.
  • Nation's talkers meet on 'imminent threat'

    04/27/2009 3:16:32 AM PDT · by Man50D · 4 replies · 935+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | April 26, 2009
    Putting aside their own competitive interests, representatives of more than two dozen of the nation's top talk shows held an unprecedented private meeting over the weekend to brainstorm strategies against what they agreed are government plans by to squelch critical political speech on radio. Organized by Brad O'Leary, author of the new book, "Shut Up, America! The End of Free Speech," and Joseph Farah, editor and chief executive officer of WND, the group chose one attendee to be spokesman and chairman of the coalition – syndicated host Roger Hedgecock of San Diego . A daylong discussion today focused on what...
  • Limbaugh's Popularity Rating in the Cellar (Double bagger barf alert!)

    03/18/2009 9:20:24 AM PDT · by LottieDah · 35 replies · 1,143+ views
    March 17) -- Over the past few weeks, the White House has been casting right-wing talk show host Rush Limbaugh as the head of the Republican Party, and based on a new CBS News poll, it appears they may be onto something. According to the poll, Limbaugh’s favorable rating stands at just 19 percent, a full 43 points lower than President Obama’s.
  • Why Rush Limbaugh Is Good for the Republicans

    03/11/2009 2:25:53 PM PDT · by pissant · 8 replies · 803+ views
    Time ^ | 3/11/09 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    Obama aides Rahm Emanuel and Robert Gibbs knew what they were doing when they declared Rush Limbaugh the leader of the Republican opposition. They were putting Republican politicians in a trap. Repudiating Limbaugh would mean alienating millions of conservatives and declaring Limbaugh's plainspoken conservatism — which many of those politicians share — outside the lines of the national debate. But neither could Republicans allow the insinuation that they take orders from a radio host stand. If voters got that impression, they would look weak. Worse, the polls show more people dislike Limbaugh than like him. The Republicans escaped this trap...
  • Re: Billboard for Rush

    03/10/2009 8:46:27 AM PDT · by iowamark · 53 replies · 1,447+ views
    Rat Party ^ | 03/10/2009 | Jen O'Malley Dillon, Democrats.org
    Last week, I asked if you had a message you'd like to send Rush Limbaugh. The response was overwhelming. We received tens of thousands of submissions, and we picked the top five: * "Americans didn't vote for a Rush to failure" * "Hope and change cannot be Rush'd" * "Failure is not an option for America's future" * "We can fix America, just don't Rush it" * "Rush: Say yes to America" Now, we're putting it up for a vote. Decide which slogan Rush will see in his home town. The slogan with the most votes will be put on...
  • To 'Encourage and Promote Diversity' in Communications

    03/06/2009 7:24:19 AM PST · by Delacon · 15 replies · 1,231+ views
    GOPUSA/ The Loft ^ | March 6, 2009 | Bobby Eberle
    When the Senate voted last week to prohibit the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from reinstituting the so-called "fairness doctrine," many folks breathed a sigh of relief. There had been much talk about the Democrats and their effort to bring back the measure which would force radio stations and other media outlets to set aside equal time for programs offering opposing viewpoints. In other words, if a conservative talk show was popular on a particular radio station and a liberal talk show wasn't, the radio station would be FORCED to broadcast both.As it turns out, the celebration of the defeat...
  • White House Admits Strategy to Attack Limbaugh Has Been ‘Counterproductive’ (video)

    03/04/2009 12:49:18 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies · 1,797+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | March 4, 2009
    "It's out there. We deal with it."
  • Rush Job: Inside Dems' Limbaugh plan

    03/04/2009 8:48:13 AM PST · by Hope a Dope · 42 replies · 2,018+ views
    Politico ^ | 3/4/09 | Jonathan Martin
    Top Democrats believe they have struck political gold by depicting Rush Limbaugh as the new face of the Republican Party, a full-scale effort first hatched by some of the most familiar names in politics and now being guided in part from inside the White House. .... The seeds were planted in October after Democracy Corps, the Democratic polling company run by Carville and Greenberg, included Limbaugh’s name in a survey and found that many Americans just don’t like him. “His positives for voters under 40 was 11 percent,” Carville recalled with a degree of amazement, ... "I hope he fails,”...
  • Obama WH Secret Phone Conferences Bear Fruit With TV Media's Limbaugh Attack

    03/02/2009 5:26:46 AM PST · by Delacon · 57 replies · 4,898+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 2, 2009 | Warner Todd Huston
    Back on January 29, we discussed [1] the daily strategy phone call engineered by Obama's Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel for friendly TV commentators and "reporters." Politico reported that Emanuel has a daily phone conference call with ABC's George Stephanopoulos, and CNN's James Carville and Paul Begala. With Rush Limbaugh's raucous CPAC address, as he termed it his "first address to the nation," we can see at least one example of what is likely an attack strategy resulting from the Emanuel phone session with a rush to bash Rush the day after the appearance. [Image credit: politico.com] As soon as...
  • Tina Brown: Liberal Ad Elevates 'Blow Hard Bullfrog' Rush Limbaugh

    02/27/2009 10:18:40 AM PST · by lewisglad · 33 replies · 3,591+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | February 27, 2009 - 11:49 | Scott Whitlock
    Tina Brown: Liberal Ad Elevates 'Blow-hard Bullfrog' Rush Limbaugh By Scott Whitlock | February 27, 2009 - 11:49 Former Vanity Fair and New Yorker editor Tina Brown appeared on Friday's "Morning Joe" to lament that a new liberal ad featuring Rush Limbaugh would only elevate the status of the "blow-hard bullfrog" conservative host. The liberal group Americans United for Change has a spot running that slams Republicans as a party of no and features a clip of Limbaugh's now famous comment that he wants Obama's liberal policies to fail. After "Morning Joe" co-host Willie Geist played the ad, Brown asserted...
  • Rush Reads His WSJ Op-Ed

    02/21/2009 6:22:13 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 11 replies · 1,175+ views
    rush ^ | February 20th | rush
    RUSH: Okay, I'm going to bow to pressure. I'm going to bow to popular demand and I'm going to share with you the op-ed today that I wrote in the Wall Street Journal, "Mr. President, Keep the Airwaves Free." It's an open letter to President Obama. (interruption) What are you mouthing at me? What are you...? (interruption) Well, it's tough to prove, Dawn, but it is strange. I submit -- by request, by the way. The Journal asked me for this, so I said, "Okay. I'll set something up and I'll get it to you on Wednesday night." Let's see....
  • White House: Obama Opposes (un) 'Fairness Doctrine' Revival

    02/18/2009 11:00:11 AM PST · by Righting · 100 replies · 5,384+ views
    foxnews ^ | 02, 18, 09
  • Bogus poll says Rush less popular than Jeremiah Wright

    02/05/2009 7:17:12 AM PST · by slomark · 28 replies · 1,054+ views
    (link to Poll PDF and a Wright video compilation in the article) According to a recent poll (view PDF of poll here), Rush Limbaugh is one of America’s the most unpopular political figures. Calm down, relax, take a deep breath. It’s all nonsense. The poll, conducted by the research firm Greenberg-Quinlan-Rosner, says Rush’s public-approval rating is just 21 percent among likely voters. That’s seven points lower than Reverend Jeremiah Wright and eight points lower than domestic terrorist and Obama pal Bill Ayers. Here’s why it’s bogus. Greenberg-Quinlan-Rosner is a Democratic research firm run by Stan Greenberg. You remember Stan Greenberg....
  • Democrats begin waiting for George W. Bush to fail

    01/28/2009 6:37:02 AM PST · by coneocon · 52 replies · 3,267+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | jan 9, 2001 | E.J. Dionne Jr.
    Among Democrats, there are two views as to how to pull this off now. The popular view is the one that looks to Bush making mistakes and, perhaps, to an economic downturn that will make swing voters long for the days of Democratic prosperity under Clinton.
  • Gingrey comments on Rush misunderstanding (Gingrey backtracks)

    01/28/2009 8:05:59 AM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 91 replies · 2,986+ views
    Congressman Phil Gingrey ^ | January 28, 2009 | Phil Gingrey
    Congressman Phil Gingrey, MD (R-GA) made the following statement in response to an article that ran in Politico Newspaper about comments he made regarding conservative commentator, Rush Limbaugh and the Republican Leadership: Because of the high volume of phone calls and correspondence received by my office since the Politico article ran, I wanted to take a moment to speak directly to grassroots conservatives. Let me assure you, I am one of you. I believe I was sent to Washington to fight for and defend our traditional values of smaller government, lower taxes, a strong national defense, and the lives of...
  • The Correct Conservative Term is: "Censorship Doctrine."

    01/27/2009 7:38:41 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 23 replies · 1,140+ views
    The term "fairness doctrine" is a leftist term that hides the true meaning of the legislation. Leftists are good at framing the issue and use words that manipulate.... such as calling a lockdown of dissenting opinion "fairness." Conservatives often slavishly follow along and find themselves arguing against "fairness." STOP LETTING THE LEFTISTS FRAME THE STORY! Always refer to the issue for what it truly is: CENSORSHIP! Use the term CENSORSHIP DOCTRINE and correct anyone who uses any other descriptor. Conserviatives, stop allowing yourself to be against "fairness." Use the truth and be against CENSORSHIP. For Pete's sake!
  • Chris Matthews: 'Does Rush Limbaugh Hate This Country?'

    01/22/2009 7:19:57 AM PST · by devane617 · 84 replies · 2,754+ views
    newsbusters ^ | 01/22/2009 | geoffery dickens
    Chris Matthews questioned Rush Limbaugh’s patriotism on Wednesday night’s "Hardball," as the MSNBC host wondered how the radio talk show host could dare to oppose Barack Obama as he exclaimed to his viewers: "Does Rush Limbaugh hate this country?" Matthews jumped on a quote from Limbaugh saying of Obama, "I hope he fails," apparently not understanding the concept that Limbaugh opposes any and all who would promote liberal policies precisely because he believes they will be harmful to the country. To see Limbaugh's quote in full context visit his official site. Matthews slammed Limbaugh in the following tease before going...
  • Congresswoman Pushes for Return of 'Fairness Doctrine' and Extend It to Cable and Satellite

    12/16/2008 6:15:19 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 127 replies · 3,393+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 16, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    Although president-elect Barack Obama has stated that he is opposed to the reimposition of the so-called Fairness Doctrine, it remains to be seen if he can resist the pressure of Congress to bring back a measure that many on the left favor because they claim it will "Hush Rush." Leading the charge for bringing back the Fairness Doctrine is Congresswoman Anna Eshoo of California. According to this report, Eshoo not only wants to bring it back but to extend it to absurdly include cable and satellite where public airwaves are not even involved: Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, said Monday...
  • Podesta's Media Matters Paves the Way For Fairness Doctrine

    11/13/2008 6:11:17 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies · 581+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 13, 2008 | Gateway Pundit
    John Podesta's Media Matters is paving the way for the resurgence of the Fairness Doctrine. Podesta, a co-chairman of President-elect Barack Obama's White House transition team, and former chief of staff in the Clinton administration, was a critical player in the startup of this Far Left "media monitoring" website.Media Matters is actively pushing to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine that would essentially silence talk radio. Women, minorities, autistic children: Conservative radio's vitriol not reserved for Obama As Media Matters for America documented, the nationwide network of conservative radio hosts -- personalities without the national prominence of Sean Hannity and Rush...
  • Fairness Doctrine Petition

    11/05/2008 1:50:12 PM PST · by Joe27 · 84 replies · 7,887+ views
    iPetitions ^ | 11/5/08 | Joe27
    President-elect Obama, The campaign is over. It is now time to focus on where our nation will go from here. We disagree on many things, but if we are to take you at your word, we agree in the fundamental importance of encouraging open and honest debate in a Democratic society. There are those in Congress, who do not seem to feel this way. We believe this to be the case due to the recent calls for reinstating the so-called 'Fairness Doctrine'. The Fairness Doctrine, is far from fair, it lies a great distance from liberty. It will be used...
  • Dems Already Announce Plans to Silence Conservatives (Video)

    11/04/2008 10:29:02 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies · 652+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 4, 2008 | Gateway Pundit
    It's all part of the Hope and Change... After the election Democrats plan to continue their attacks on conservative Americans. The votes haven't even been counted yet and they're already calling for the return of the Fairness Doctrine. That was nice- Schumer just compared conservative talk to pornography. Senator Charles Schumer announced today that there will be a return of the Fairness Doctrine: Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday defended the so-called Fairness Doctrine in an interview on Fox News, saying, “I think we should all be fair and balanced, don’t you?”
  • Schumer Likens Need for "Fairness Doctrine" to Need to Prohibit Pornography - Video 11/4/08

    11/04/2008 10:23:25 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 13 replies · 428+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 4, 2008 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of New York Sen. Chuck Schumer on Fox News this morning, where he talked about the need for the "Fairness Doctrine," and the chances of Democrats getting to a filibuster-proof 60 Senate seats. The "Fairness Doctrine" discussion starts at the 1:22 mark of the video. Schumer compared the need to regulate "fairness" on radio to the government's interest in prohibiting pornography . . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Will: Obama Victory Would Bring Fairness Doctrine Back

    09/18/2008 10:59:00 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 31 replies · 824+ views
    Broadcasting & Cable, ^ | September 18, 2008 | John Eggerton
    The return of the Fairness Doctrine continues to be invoked as an argument against giving Democrats more control of the government. In an op-ed in The Washington Post Thursday, conservative columnist George Will warned that "unless [Sen. John] McCain [R-Ariz.] is president, the government will reinstate the … misnamed Fairness Doctrine." The doctrine, which was pronounced unconstitutional by the Federal Communications Commission in 1987, required broadcasters to cover both sides of controversial issues. Its decline was matched by the rise of rough-and-tumble political talk radio and the vast majority conservative, led by Rush Limbaugh. Will sees that format threatened by...
  • The Never-Ending Quest to ‘Hush Rush’

    08/01/2008 11:02:25 PM PDT · by pissant · 25 replies · 192+ views
    National Review ^ | 8/1/08 | Byron York
    It takes some big numbers to measure Rush Limbaugh’s success — 20 million listeners, a $400 million contract. But the best index of Limbaugh’s effectiveness can be found in a much smaller figure, somewhere between a few dozen and a few hundred, which is the number of Democratic-party officials and liberal advocates who want to use the law to shut him up. Limbaugh, now celebrating his 20th year as a national radio host, is single-handedly responsible for a movement on the part of some Democrats to revive the “Fairness Doctrine.” With origins in the earliest laws regulating radio, the Doctrine...
  • Uh, Uh, Uh, Uh, Uh (The Lord Messiah Spoofs Scrappleface - El Rushbo Laff Riot Classic)

    07/22/2008 5:51:03 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 83 replies · 1,053+ views
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | 7/22/2008 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Grab audio sound bite number 26 first, Mike. I didn't know we'd get to this this early. I asked Cookie to put together a little montage here of all the stuttering around that Obama did in his press conference today and I want you to hear this because -- and we didn't repeat anything here. It goes 46 seconds, and we're doing this because we hear constantly, "What a great orator and a great communicator! Ohhhh, this man is smooth!" Just listen. This is a great illustration here of what happened when you take the teleprompter and your prepared...
  • OBAMA AND THE CONSPIRACY TO KILL TALK RADIO

    07/22/2008 7:51:38 AM PDT · by KLFuchs · 55 replies · 8,604+ views
    email:GrassTopsUSA | 07-21-08 | Don Feder
    After eight years in the wilderness, the left expects a clean sweep in the 2008 election -- the presidency (and with it the federal bureaucracy) and larger majorities in both houses of Congress. Looking ahead, liberals are determined to derail potential opposition to their plans to accelerate the deconstruction of America. Consequently, they have targeted talk radio. Bringing back the Fairness Doctrine is just one facet of their scheme to eviscerate the only part of the media controlled by conservatives. Crucial to an understanding of the jihad against talk radio is this: The left will do anything to gag its...
  • How to Stop the Fairness Doctrine

    07/02/2008 7:28:04 AM PDT · by Crush · 16 replies · 486+ views
    Unto the Breach ^ | 1 July 2008 | Chris Carter
    Democrat Representative Louise Slaughter is actively trying to revive the Fairness Doctrine. She is not alone, she has the support of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, along with Senators Dick Durbin, Barbara Boxer, John Kerry, and Dianne Feinstein. What is the Fairness Doctrine? It is archaic rule that forces television and radio stations to air both sides of controversial issues. If this is reenacted, conservative and Christian talk radio programs are unlikely to be aired due to the demand for equal time, which the station is forced to provide - free of charge. Proponents in the past have admitted that the...
  • Why Rush Wins (Talk Radio Is A Business Stupid, Alert)

    07/19/2007 1:28:56 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 73 replies · 2,033+ views
    National Review ^ | 07/19/2007 | Byron York
    have a story in the current issue of National Review about the debate over re-imposing the Fairness Doctrine. Among the people I talked to for the piece was Rush Limbaugh, whose success is sometimes attributed, in part, to the abolition of the Doctrine in 1987. We talked about his years in radio before that time, when he, like other broadcasters, had to steer clear of controversial issues, lest he run afoul of the Doctrine. “My first job was in 1967,” Limbaugh told me. “Every station I worked at from that point forward up until the Doctrine was repealed lived with...
  • Black Group Slams Proposed Resurrection of Radio "Fairness Doctrine"

    07/19/2007 12:21:26 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 7 replies · 644+ views
    The Bush Administration is commended for announcing that it would veto any legislation reinstating the so-called "Fairness Doctrine." The Administration's announcement came following media reports of support for reimposing the Fairness Doctrine by Senators Dianne Feinstein, Dick Durbin, Barbara Boxer, Hillary Clinton, and others. Rep. Maurice Hinchley (D-NY) intends to re-introduce legislation "to restore the Fairness Doctrine" in coming weeks. Hinchley's "Media Ownership Reform Act (H.R. 3302)," better known as MORA, had 16 co-sponsors in the 109th Congress, but got nowhere due to GOP control. "It's the 'Hush Rush' crowd at it again, and it has nothing to do with...
  • UPDATE: Limbaugh 'had no illegal drugs or prescription drug obtained illegally in his possession

    06/26/2006 6:18:45 PM PDT · by Babu · 155 replies · 6,504+ views
    UPDATE: Rush Limbaugh 'had no illegal drugs or prescription drug obtained illegally in his possession,' source says... (All that is available at this juncture in time ... )
  • China shuts down Web sites in crackdown

    10/04/2005 11:37:25 AM PDT · by iagreewithyou · 22 replies · 389+ views
    MSNBC ^ | October 4, 2005
    China routinely shuts down or blocks Web sites that operate outside of government control, but the issue has received heightened international attention in recent weeks with the publication of new rules aimed at stifling online dissent.