Friday, February 20, 2009

Senator to Force Vote on Bill Banning Fairness Doctrine

It's good to see that Rush Limbaugh and now Senator Jim DeMint have decided to be proactive regarding the Fairness Doctrine. I think it was brilliant for Rush to force Obama out into the open by sending a letter to him and making it public. The follow-up by Senator Demint to force a vote by the Senate and House can hopefully finally put a stake into it. It appears that some American's are finally waking up from their Obama induced coma.

The statement by the spokesman for Obama is just pure BS. Obama is just saying this so he won't be attacked by conservatives. He's going to let his fellow corrupt democrats do the dirty work for him and hope that conservatives direct their anger towards them. If Congress should pass some form of the fairness doctrine, Obama will justify signing the legislation by saying that he was just following the will of the people.

I need to get busy in Photo Shop and design a good BS meter that I can post.

Senator to Force Vote on Bill Banning Fairness Doctrine

By Jeff Poor
Business & Media Institute
2/20/2009 9:30:10 AM

Sen. Jim DeMint plans to introduce amendment on D.C. Voting Rights bill to prevent FCC from censoring talk radio.

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?”
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