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    Senator to Force Vote on Bill Banning Fairness Doctrine

    Senator to Force Vote on Bill Banning Fairness Doctrine


    Senator to Force Vote on Bill Banning Fairness Doctrine



    Although a spokesman for President Barack Obama said the administration wouldn’t pursue the revival of the Fairness Doctrine, Republican Sen. Jim DeMint, S.C., wants Senate Democrats to go on the record one way or another on the issue.



    DeMint, chairman of the Senate Steering Committee, said on Feb. 19 he will offer the Broadcaster Freedom Act as an amendment to the D.C. Voting Rights bill next week. The Broadcaster Freedom Act was introduced by Republican lawmakers last month and prevents the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from reinstating the Fairness Doctrine.



    “I’m glad President Obama finally confirmed his opposition to the Fairness Doctrine, which attacks the right of free speech on talk radio, but many Democrats in Congress are still pushing it,” DeMint said. “With the support of the new administration, now is the time for Congress to take a stand against this kind of censorship. I intend to seek a vote on this amendment next week so every senator is on record: Do you support free speech or do you want to silence voices you disagree with?”




    This is the right move. The unconstitutional Fairness doctrine has been bubbling under the surface, from Reid, Pelosi, Schumer, and even though Obama says he is not for its reinstatment, he can't stop himself from talking about radio personalities like Rush...


    So lets put the banning of the idea to a vote.


    This is something I fully support. The abolishment of anything pertaining to stifling political talk in violation of the 1st amendment.


    What say you?
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    Re: Senator to Force Vote on Bill Banning Fairness Doctrine

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    This is the right move. The unconstitutional Fairness doctrine has been bubbling under the surface, from Reid, Pelosi, Schumer, and even though Obama says he is not for its reinstatment, he can't stop himself from talking about radio personalities like Rush...
    What does Obama saying that Rush is an idiot who shouldn't be listened to have to do with Obama's on record opposition to the Fairness doctrine?
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    Re: Senator to Force Vote on Bill Banning Fairness Doctrine

    I have no love for the Fairness Act. I find it funny that the second time around, the sides are reversed though. It shouldn't be around. Though I also think we should go back to not allowing one person to own more than one media outlet as well. That's more a press/news thing than a political commentator thing though.
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    The fairness doctrine is retarded. Good move on Obama's part.
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    Re: Senator to Force Vote on Bill Banning Fairness Doctrine

    Why is the far right so scared of the FD?

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    Re: Senator to Force Vote on Bill Banning Fairness Doctrine

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    What does Obama saying that Rush is an idiot who shouldn't be listened to have to do with Obama's on record opposition to the Fairness doctrine?



    simple. Obama has shown that what he says, does not always match up to what he will do.


    Take the stimulous bill for example. There was a promise that all bills would be available for public review for 5 days before signing. It showed up the day he signed it.


    I hope he keeps his promise. However, Given his complete failure to live up to many of his campaign promises, I look at him suspect.
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    Re: Senator to Force Vote on Bill Banning Fairness Doctrine

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    This is something I fully support. The abolishment of anything pertaining to stifling political talk in violation of the 1st amendment.


    What say you?
    It's already been abolished. So what good is it bringing to a vote something that is already gone? This is simply partisan politics being played by the right and is a waste of time.

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    Re: Senator to Force Vote on Bill Banning Fairness Doctrine

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Why is the far right so scared of the FD?



    You should be as well. It's about freedom. Not prohibition of political speech.
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    Re: Senator to Force Vote on Bill Banning Fairness Doctrine

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    It's already been abolished. So what good is it bringing to a vote something that is already gone? This is simply partisan politics being played by the right and is a waste of time.



    If you read, you would see that this would make it not able to come up again.
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    Re: Senator to Force Vote on Bill Banning Fairness Doctrine

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    If you read, you would see that this would make it not able to come up again.
    ANYTHING can be brought up again. Laws can be changed.

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