Prickly City by Scott Stantis for March 17, 2009

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    wndrwrthg  over 15 years ago

    I feel the demise of this doctrine was warranted when the national org. of women forced the song “Unborn Child” by Seals and Croft to be pulled from the airwaves. Those who propose it’s return will find a double edged sword awaits them.

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    maxstone1  over 15 years ago

    The prime problem with the doctrine as this can be applied to anything someone feels is “one-sided” on the airwaves. Those of us who watch channels like DayStar, TBN, THERE, Oxygen, and other special-interest channels will find them shut down because they will not back down from their ethics that caused them to start the stations in the first place.

    Fairness Doctrine IS NOT FAIR, it’s a tool for suppression of people who disagree with the Government (notice the big G..this is where they want to go, all hail the Federal State)

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    Dutchboy1  over 15 years ago

    Here’s an idea, go to the mainstream media and tell them you want to hear more conservative ideas expressed on their networks to make it ‘fair’. Of course THAT would never happen.

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    robm  over 15 years ago

    charlie37133: are you sure Pelosi said she wants it back to curve talk radio? Or maybe it’s to curb talk radio, hmm?

    Just curious: have any of you actually read the documents behind the Fairness Doctrine? Based on the comments, I’m betting you haven’t. And neither s, apparently, Stantis.

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    danielsangeo  over 15 years ago

    What if people want to hear what both have to say equally, but Carmen talks more and interrupts Winslow, shouting him down and talking over him? Oh, and if Carmen with a bunch of her friends comes down to shout down Winslow if people start listening to him?

    (Yes, this is what is actually happening in the real world, not in Stantis’ world.)

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    danielsangeo  over 15 years ago

    maxstone: Can you name one person in government, using their OWN WORDS, that wants to bring back the Fairness Doctrine?

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    jmworacle  over 15 years ago

    Should “The Fairness Doctrine” be re-onstated you can bet that there will exemptions for the “National Propaganda Radio” and “Purely Biased Stupidity”. Sadly on both extreme sides of the political spectrum freedom of speech is: “As long as I agree with it.”

    Also R.I.P. Ron Silver

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    danielsangeo  over 15 years ago

    “Should “The Fairness Doctrine” be re-onstated…”

    Wait, if we’re going to live in hypothetical land, shouldn’t we also be planning on the sun turning into a giant pony?

    After all, if that happens, the hypothetical pony will die of hypothetical asphyxiation and we’ll go into a hypothetical deep freeze. We can’t let that happen! We must immediately pump hypothetical money into the hypothetical “Save the Sun Fund” and slash the hypothetical Sun Tax!

    Okay, back to the real world. Who is seeking to re-onstate (sic) the Fairness Doctrine? Citations would be nice.

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    LordDogmore  over 15 years ago

    Ah, I see we are once again at the point of the infamous “LordDogmore’s Cure-All.” That being when every nations that has nukes, USES THEM, then we won’t have to woory about ANYTHING ANY MORE! Problem solved.

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