"Senior FCC staff working for acting Federal Communications Commissioner Michael Copps held meetings last week with policy and legislative advisers to House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman to discuss ways the committee can create openings for the FCC to put in place a form of the 'Fairness Doctrine' without actually calling it such."
-The American Spectator, February 16, 2009
One by one, liberals in Congress and in the Obama Administration are scheming for ways to reinstate the so-called “Fairness Doctrine” as a way to muzzle Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham and other conservative voices on talk radio.
And, just in case you were thinking that attempts by liberals to reinstate the “Fairness Doctrine” were simply aimed at conservative talk radio... THINK AGAIN.
It's actually much worse than we initially thought!
Now, according to the above report by The American Spectator, the House Energy and Commerce Committee, under the leadership of far-left Congressman Henry Waxman, is talking about imposing Fairness Doctrine-type regulations on all forms of media… including the Internet!
According to the article in The American Spectator:
“Waxman is also interested, say sources, in looking at how the Internet is being used for content and free speech purposes. … Do four stations in one region carry Rush Limbaugh, and nothing else during the same time slot? Does one heavily trafficked Internet site present one side of an issue and not link to sites that present alternative views? These are some of the questions the chairman is thinking about right now, and we are going to have an FCC that will finally have the people in place to answer them."
Could you imagine if your favorite websites were forced to stop reporting the truth about what our government is up to… or if you were only permitted to read, listen to or watch content only after it was pre-approved by Nancy Pelosi, Henry Waxman and a bunch of government bureaucrats?
Think about that for a moment.
What supporters of the so-called “Fairness Doctrine” actually want is…
for the media and groups like CFIF to become propaganda arms for the Obama Administration and liberal government policies; or
they just want us all to shut up!
Both of those solutions are not only unacceptable, they are also UNAMERICAN!
Only the moronic could fail to anticipate where this could lead and only the ruthless and unprincipled could rejoice in this betrayal of everything America is supposed to be.
Fortunately, there is hope!
To halt re-imposition of the "Fairness Doctrine" and these other crazy schemes by the Pelosi Gang and the Obama Administration to curtail free speech, conservatives in Congress have introduced the Broadcaster Freedom Act of 2009 (S. 34).
According to Senator Jim DeMint:
"The bill would prevent the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from reinstating the Fairness Doctrine, which would suppress free speech by requiring the government to monitor political views and decide what constitutes fair political discourse."
We must go on OFFENSE RIGHT HERE AND RIGHT NOW! We must bombard our elected officials with Blast Faxes and demand they support the Broadcaster Freedom Act NOW!
Stop this totalitarian leftist take-over of talk radio. Use the hyperlink below to send your urgent and personalized Blast Faxes to Barack Obama and each and every Member of the Republican and Democrat Leadership of the House and Senate!
Demand that they either explain to the American people why they fear and loath the First Amendment, or stop their obstruction and bring the Broadcaster Freedom Act of 2009 to the floor for a fair up-or-down vote. Let the American people know which of our elected officials support the First Amendment and which do not support the First Amendment!
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