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Schumer: Fairness Doctrine is 'Fair and Balanced'

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posted on Nov, 6 2008 @ 10:42 AM
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It is this kind of thread that makes me not trust you sos…you start with a comment Schumer made, everybody jumps in and starts attributing the sentiment to the democrats as a whole and then liberals at large and then President Elect Obama. BS followed by fear mongering about how the dems are going to destroy our first amendment rights….How did that work out for the GOP during the election cycle?

The only problem is that PRESIDENT ELECT OBAMA OPPOSES THE FAIRNESS DOCTERINE AND HAS CONSISTENTLY SAID THAT….YOU FORGOT TO MENTION THAT!
“In June of this year a spokesman for Barack Obama had this to say about reimposing the “Fairness Doctrine”:
Sen. Obama does not support reimposing the Fairness Doctrine on broadcasters. He considers this debate to be a distraction from the conversation we should be having about opening up the airwaves and modern communications to as many diverse viewpoints as possible.”


Originally posted by sos37
Here we go, this is what I feared would happen. You Democrats on ATS said we had to worry about McCain/Palin taking away rights???


Obama and McCain have the SAME view of OPPOSTION to the Fairness doctrine.


Originally posted by Marcus Calpurnius
They know Obama is going to do unpopular things and the only chance they have of pulling one over on the American people, is by silencing dissent.


Obama OPPOSES the fairness doctrine.


Originally posted by centurion1211
It is nothing less than an assault on our 1st amendment rights by democrats that want to do away with all "dissenting voices",


“Democrats” or a few Democrats within DC?


Originally posted by jam321
They want to tell oil companies how much of a profit is too much.
They want to tell media what the audience should listen to.
They want to further subsidize the poor at the expense of the rich.
They should look in the mirror and questioned themselves about how fair and balance they are being.


Who is “they” Jamie? I am a Democrat and I don’t support the fairness doctrine. Obama is the LEADER of the Democratic party and he OPPOSES the Fairness Doctrine. WHO IS THEY?


Originally posted by ZindoDoone
With Obama in the drivers seat and a Democratic control of both houses, I garruntee this will be a one sided affair. Pexx. There is nothing fair about the fairness doctrine. Its a large step backwards.


AGAIN OBAMA has publicly stated he OPPOSES the Fairness Doctrine.


Originally posted by sos37
I want to pose a question to all the liberals who might be reading this thread and who can't stand Sarah Palin because of her inquiring on getting rid of certain books from the library. .....How is the Fairness Doctrine any different?


I am OPPOSED to PALIN and the FAIRNESS DOCTRINE BOTH and I am a LIBERAL. This is the thinking that lost the GOP the election.


[edit on 6-11-2008 by maybereal11]




posted on Nov, 6 2008 @ 11:08 AM
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It's an individual's responsibility to be informed and educate themselves on the issues and events that affect them.

Just for the record, here is the text of the First Amendment:

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.


www.archives.gov...

It seems straight-forward to me. Everyone has the right to freedom of speech. If you don't like what someone is saying, don't listen. Or better yet, exercise your own right to freedom of speech and speak your mind. Don't wait for the government to do the work for you.

Thank God we live in a country where we're allowed this right. There are people in other countries who are DYING for this right. Tibet, anyone? How about China? Iran?

I hope everyone sees the "Fairness" Doctrine for what it is: government squishing its thumb down on our first amendment rights.



posted on Nov, 6 2008 @ 11:09 AM
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OK, to be fair. Please show us obama quotes where he opposes the fairness doctrine.

And quite honestly, many of us are very concerned that due to obama's gross inexperience at anything on the federal or international level, it will be Pelosi, Schumer, etc., running obama rather than the other way around.



[edit on 11/6/2008 by centurion1211]



posted on Nov, 6 2008 @ 11:57 AM
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Originally posted by centurion1211
reply to post by maybereal11
 


OK, to be fair. Please show us obama quotes where he opposes the fairness doctrine.

And quite honestly, many of us are very concerned that due to obama's gross inexperience at anything on the federal or international level, it will be Pelosi, Schumer, etc., running obama rather than the other way around.
[edit on 11/6/2008 by centurion1211]


Then what your are expressing is based entirely on speculation and opinion and in direct contrast to what President Elect Obama has clearly stated.

I lean toward believing that Barack Obama OPPOSES the FAIRNESS DOCTRINE because that is WHAT HE HAS STATED.

The rest is just speculation. I could speculate that John McCain is actually for immediate troop withdrawl from Iraq and negotiations without preconditions with terrorist nations....But, I would have to admit it directly contradicts what he has publically said.

www.broadcastingcable.com/article/CA6573406.html?desc=topstory
"It won't happen, says Obama. On June 25, .... his press secretary sent an email to the industry journal Broadcasting & Cable and stated flatly that "Sen. Obama does not support reimposing the Fairness Doctrine on broadcasters."

en.wikipedia.org...
President-elect Barack Obama's campaign says that he "does not support reimposing the Fairness Doctrine on broadcasters," but that he "considers this debate to be a distraction from the conversation we should be having about opening up the airwaves and modern communications to as many diverse viewpoints as possible,"

Barack Obama: no fairness doctrine!
blatherwatch.blogs.com...
Right-wing broadcasters have been trilling and tremulating for a week that the Democrats were bringing back the Fair-mess Doctrine to choke off their mighty Windpipe of Freedom -- talk radio.

Maybe some Democrats dream of re-installing the Doctrine, but one very important Democrat does not: Barack Obama.



[edit on 6-11-2008 by maybereal11]



posted on Nov, 6 2008 @ 12:49 PM
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Originally posted by maybereal11

I lean toward believing that Barack Obama OPPOSES the FAIRNESS DOCTRINE because that is WHAT HE HAS STATED.

The rest is just speculation.


Exactly. You "lean toward believing ..." I asked you for real examples of what his position is.

So, admittedly, you have no evidence or even a clue what obama's position is on the fairness doctrine. You just think it will be all right because you like him.





posted on Nov, 6 2008 @ 04:01 PM
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Originally posted by centurion1211

Originally posted by maybereal11

I lean toward believing that Barack Obama OPPOSES the FAIRNESS DOCTRINE because that is WHAT HE HAS STATED.

The rest is just speculation.


Exactly. You "lean toward believing ..." I asked you for real examples of what his position is.

So, admittedly, you have no evidence or even a clue what obama's position is on the fairness doctrine. You just think it will be all right because you like him.



Thats strange...You chopped off the whole bottom two thirds of my post where I posted PRECISELY what Obama's position is with SOURCES.

How is this for evidence and a "clue" as to where he stands...
his press secretary sent an email to the industry journal Broadcasting & Cable and stated flatly that "Sen. Obama does not support reimposing the Fairness Doctrine on broadcasters."

I was being generous in saying "I lean toward believing"

Re-read my post please.

*See last post for several sources

[edit on 6-11-2008 by maybereal11]



posted on Nov, 6 2008 @ 11:27 PM
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Originally posted by maybereal11

Originally posted by centurion1211

Originally posted by maybereal11

I lean toward believing that Barack Obama OPPOSES the FAIRNESS DOCTRINE because that is WHAT HE HAS STATED.

The rest is just speculation.


Exactly. You "lean toward believing ..." I asked you for real examples of what his position is.

So, admittedly, you have no evidence or even a clue what obama's position is on the fairness doctrine. You just think it will be all right because you like him.



Thats strange...You chopped off the whole bottom two thirds of my post where I posted PRECISELY what Obama's position is with SOURCES.

How is this for evidence and a "clue" as to where he stands...
his press secretary sent an email to the industry journal Broadcasting & Cable and stated flatly that "Sen. Obama does not support reimposing the Fairness Doctrine on broadcasters."

I was being generous in saying "I lean toward believing"

Re-read my post please.

*See last post for several sources

[edit on 6-11-2008 by maybereal11]




Even though you got three stars for your response - from fellow obamaphiles, no doubt


Since when do wikipedia articles (that anyone can edit) or blogs (that anyone can write) count as proof of obama's position on anything?

No, I want to see something from a recognized MSM news source.



posted on Nov, 7 2008 @ 01:04 PM
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Well there's that, and the fact that those are not his words. They are the words of the press secretary, the administration, etc. I would like to see him actually saying that he is opposed to the fairness doctrine...not like I really believe anything politicians say, but it may help me sleep at night.



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