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    Re: Republicans demand airtime after Obama health address

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Republicans demand airtime after Obama health address - Yahoo! News

    Battle-ready Republicans are lobbying US television networks for airtime after President Barack Obama's crucial health care address to Congress next Wednesday.

    In a letter to television network bosses, top Republican lawmaker Senator John Boehner asked for time "immediately following the president?s address to a joint session of Congress" on September 9.



    Question is, how are they going to fill up 15 minutes or so with their party mantra: "No".

    Seriously,
    I think its always good though to give both sides time, that way Americans get to see both sides of the issue. I think this can only be helpful to educating people about the facts because whatever is said is going to be scrutinized and it is unlikely either side won't be called out on distorting facts.

    I've got an idea though....the GOP should let that Louisiana guy do it again...you know.... that guy who is supposed to be their strong candidate for President...the guy to take on Obama....who gave such an incredible and stunning response for the GOP once before.
    Per the fairness doctrine, Obama MUST allow republicans to broadcast an equal amount of time into those classrooms as he does.

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    Re: Republicans demand airtime after Obama health address

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Per the fairness doctrine, Obama MUST allow republicans to broadcast an equal amount of time into those classrooms as he does.
    The fairness doctrine is not current, and is opposed by republicans and Obama.

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    Re: Republicans demand airtime after Obama health address

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    The fairness doctrine is not current, and is opposed by republicans and Obama.
    Obama supports the fairness doctrine, he just can't call it "the fairness doctrin". They are trying to implement the same policies under different names in smaller pieces instead of one bill.

    But anyway, Rush Limbaugh has to have the same air time broadcast into the schools as Obama, to be "fair".

    IMO, it's not what Obama wants to say, it's that he wants to do this at all. Releasing the script means nothing because there should be no script.
    Last edited by Jerry; 09-06-09 at 04:00 AM.

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    Re: Republicans demand airtime after Obama health address

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Per the fairness doctrine, Obama MUST allow republicans to broadcast an equal amount of time into those classrooms as he does.
    Too bad it's not law thanks to our friendly neighborhood evil conservatives.
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    Re: Republicans demand airtime after Obama health address

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Obama supports the fairness doctrine, he just can't call it "the fairness doctrin". They are trying to implement the same policies under different names in smaller pieces instead of one bill.

    But anyway, Rush Limbaugh has to have the same air time broadcast into the schools as Obama, to be "fair".

    IMO, it's not what Obama wants to say, it's that he wants to do this at all. Releasing the script means nothing because there should be no script.
    You of course can prove this assertion. I would be interested, since Obama has publically opposed the Fairness Doctrine.

    And where is this "script" thing coming from? What the hell is that all about?
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    Re: Republicans demand airtime after Obama health address

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Obama supports the fairness doctrine, he just can't call it "the fairness doctrin". They are trying to implement the same policies under different names in smaller pieces instead of one bill.

    But anyway, Rush Limbaugh has to have the same air time broadcast into the schools as Obama, to be "fair".

    IMO, it's not what Obama wants to say, it's that he wants to do this at all. Releasing the script means nothing because there should be no script.
    What's stopping him from pulling a Hannity and Colmes and just bringing a liberal Republican who will agree with all of the Democratic talking points?

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    Re: Republicans demand airtime after Obama health address

    Without seeing what others have posted, here's my take.

    The republicans don't have a "right" to be given equal time on TV after Obama's monthly attempt to convince the American people to support his agenda.

    The truth is, they shouldn't have to demand equal time, or even ask politely for it. They should be offered equal time to present an opposing, or alternative view by the main stream media, for the sole purpose of better informing the American public. The big 3 television networks have eagerly offered air time to president Obama every time he has requested it. He has used this unprecedented amount of TV time to "sell" his visions, policies and overall agenda to the American people, with little or no air time given for the presentation of alternatives.

    This is a disservice to the public, and resembles more closely a state run media like Venezuela has, rather than the free and open press we are supposed to have.

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    Re: Republicans demand airtime after Obama health address

    I hear the Republican alternative health care plan is free Schlitz Malt Liquor and asprin town meeting cocktails.

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    Re: Republicans demand airtime after Obama health address

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You of course can prove this assertion. I would be interested, since Obama has publically opposed the Fairness Doctrine.

    And where is this "script" thing coming from? What the hell is that all about?
    is this your new role around here, to ask for proof of the obvious such as the firing of van jones means that millions of americans were upset by his racist ravings?

    here's what the hell the "script" thing is all about, i'm again quite surprised that you haven't heard

    The White House plans to release the speech online Monday so parents can read it. Obama will deliver the speech at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Va.

    CANOE -- CNEWS: - Obama's school speech controversy

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    Re: Republicans demand airtime after Obama health address

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    is this your new role around here, to ask for proof of the obvious such as the firing of van jones means that millions of americans were upset by his racist ravings?

    here's what the hell the "script" thing is all about, i'm again quite surprised that you haven't heard

    The White House plans to release the speech online Monday so parents can read it. Obama will deliver the speech at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Va.

    CANOE -- CNEWS: - Obama's school speech controversy
    And what does his education speech have to do with this speech? Different day, different venue, different topic. I am betting they are different speeches.

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