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Friday, February 06, 2009

Breaking Update on Muzzling Conservative Radio

BILL PRESS: Yeah, I mean, look: They have a right to say that. They’ve got a right to express that. But, they should not be the only voices heard. So, is it time to bring back the Fairness Doctrine?

SENATOR DEBBIE STABENOW (D-MI): I think it’s absolutely time to pass a standard. Now, whether it’s called the Fairness Standard, whether it’s called something else — I absolutely think it’s time to be bringing accountability to the airwaves. I mean, our new president has talked rightly about accountability and transparency. You know, that we all have to step up and be responsible. And, I think in this case, there needs to be some accountability and standards put in place.

BILL PRESS: Can we count on you to push for some hearings in the United States Senate this year, to bring these owners in and hold them accountable?

SENATOR DEBBIE STABENOW (D-MI): I have already had some discussions with colleagues and, you know, I feel like that’s gonna happen. Yep.

Be sure to read the entire infuriating interview with Sen. Stabenow here, and note the blatant conflict-of-interest mentioned at the end of the piece.

For the complete scoop, Newsbusters blows the whistle on Senator Stabenow and her conflict of interest in pushing for the muzzling of conservative talk radio.

1 comment:

Patrick Sperry said...

Why can't they just be honest and call it what it is? A blatant attempt to shout down any opposition.

Air America was a dismal failure in the market, as well as the market of ideas. So, now they will resort to regulatory fiat in order to skirt first amendment issues.

While tossing out a red herring that cast this as support of the first amendment.