Tuesday, November 4, 2008

If Dems Win, Here Comes Hush Rush

Sen. Schumer and his fellow Democrats want more government regulation of political speech on the radio.

In other words, Hush Rush. Personally, I don't listen to him but good to know the government will be protecting those who do from overexposure.


Blogger Patrick said...

do people still listen to Rush? is he still on in Philly?

I remember him from the 90's.

November 4, 2008 at 2:30 PM 
Blogger steve mcdonald said...

he's still on 1210, although I don't give him much attention.

I guess the Dems, controlling the TV media, wants the edge on the radio media as well via talk show hosts. What a shame...

November 4, 2008 at 4:20 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

armed forces radio plays limbaugh's right-wing propaganda without any counter balancing equal time for opposing points of view. much as i'd like to see rush off the air, i would be perfectly satisfied to have our soldiers receive the left's side.

November 4, 2008 at 11:08 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to hear there might be a little control put on a part of the media that has truly lost it's way. Hell,Lets throw in Fox News for the good of the good.

Gents, Today is a new Day.
Now, out of my way

November 5, 2008 at 12:17 AM 
Blogger steve mcdonald said...

a fairness doctrine will infring on the freedom of speech. If this goes through it will be a major blunder.

November 5, 2008 at 8:27 AM 
Blogger Pro Christ Pro Gun said...

To Brave Anonymous:

Soldiers are allowed to listen to NPR if they want. The problem will be is that if you censor conservative radio for purposes of creating balance, you will be inhibiting free speech. Also remember that what you seek to get rid of today will come back to get rid of you tomorrow.

The better solution is to do nothing and let the market dictate what is on the radio. Liberal talk radio is weak and it doesn't sell advertising. If they produce a better product than Rush, Glenn Beck, or Hannity, then beat them in the marketplace and throw them off the air. Beware of govt regulation of the content of speech.

C. Scott Shields

November 5, 2008 at 12:04 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Baloney! Rush, O'Really?, Hannity and their ilk preach to their choirs. They've been parodies of themselves for years, much as Keith Olbermann has become a self-parody more recently. I'll bet there are plenty of "liberals" who couldn't give a rat's ass whether those programs are "balanced." I can't speak for all liberals, but most of those I know would rather listen to music or something informative rather than bloviating pundits on talk radio whipping their bases into frothing idiots.

November 5, 2008 at 6:36 PM 
Blogger steve mcdonald said...

I'll take a fairness doctrine if it guarantees that Kidd Chris returns to morning radio in Philadelphia...

November 6, 2008 at 8:46 AM 
Anonymous r said...

Who’s been telling you for so long that Libs hate free speech with which they disagree and endeavor to silence it, huh? What more proof do we need.

Liberals in Congress have been salivating for years at the chance to silence the Rightie talk radio by bringing back this Commie-esque policy. And now they’ll have a friend in the Oval Office to do so.
During his campaign Obama was notorious for bullying the Press. This culminated when he threw off his plane reporters from newspapers who dared to (GASP!) not endorse him here in this democracy. This was just setting the stage for more Media controls as it sent a message that all who fail to tow his line will be cut off. Any who fail to treat him like a hate crime victim on a witness stand and spin his failed policies positive to the People will be shunned.
This is what you folks voted for. Don’t say you weren’t warned.
What we need is a Fairness Doctrine to rein in the Liberal Media’s blatant abuses.

November 6, 2008 at 11:53 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

without right-wing propaganda to supply radical talking points to shields and r, they won't know what to say or pretend to think. they might slip up and accidentally advocate a compassionate or rational policy.

November 10, 2008 at 10:51 AM 
Anonymous r said...

See, that’s where you’re wrong, DDD. (Well, yet another place you’re wrong, really… Another in a long, long, long list. Lol…)

Generaally speaking, Repubs and Righties are smart thinking folks who drive their party from within. While dopey Lib sheep just go along with whatever the Lib powers tell them to believe. Take yourself for instance: You have never posted anything here that was original or insightful, that displayed independent critical thinking ability on your part. Ever. No, all we have ever seen from you are canned LibDem talking points. Mostly the dishonest ones, at that. You = follower. Me = leader.

November 10, 2008 at 11:55 AM 

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