Monday, May 14, 2007

Nancy Tries To Bring Down Rush...

Her Royal Fairness
By The Prowler

According to two members of the House Democrat Caucus, Reps. Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer have informed them that they will "aggressively pursue" reinstatement of the so-called Fairness Doctrine over the next six months.

In January, Democrat presidential candidate Rep. Dennis Kucinich announced that he was going to pursue the Fairness Doctrine through his Government Reform subcommittee. That announcement was greeted with silence. But now, Pelosi has moved things to the front burner.

Much of the doctrine, regulated through the FCC, was largely dumped in 1987. Other parts of it, related to "personal attack" rule and the "political editorial" rule, remained in place until 2000. The personal attack rule required anyone "attacked" over the airwaves to be notified beforehand and given an opportunity to respond. A similar rule was followed for the political editorial, where a broadcaster endorsing one political candidate or issue had to give similar time for a response from those not endorsed or supported.

The decision to press for re-establishment of the Fairness Doctrine now seems to have developed for two reasons. "First, [Democrats] failed on the radio airwaves with Air America, no one wanted to listen," says a senior adviser to Pelosi. "Conservative radio is a huge threat and political advantage for Republicans and we have had to find a way to limit it.



Anonymous bobcat said...

I suspect Rush has a few irons in the fire already about this...

12:58 PM  
Anonymous cassie said...

He owns his own station or network (or whatever you call it)?

She might have a harder time than she thinks.

2:09 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

So much for freedom of speech, eh gang?

2:12 PM  
Anonymous z said...

Conservative sites don't censor the leftist remarks like moveon and DU, Ducky....nobody really cares to hear what you have to say, but nobody's blocking you, clearly.

This is probably why Soros didn't save Air America...he knew they'd have to close down.

Yes, there is the end of freedom of speech in America. Thanks, Pelosi. But, don't think this country will take this lying down, you idiotic socialist flunky.
Oh, can I still SAY that? Is this truly still America?

Or..wait....will I have some politically correct policeman come and censor me for that? Somebody, might be unkind, but tell me where I"m wrong, okay? thanks.

BY the way....what ever HAPPENED to that scandal about her and her husband's business? ANd the one recently about DIane Feinstein? NOWHERE? gee. what DID happen?

and they say the media's not biased!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2:27 PM  
Blogger FLORIAN said...

Fairness doctrine my foot. The beginning of the inquisition more like it. And you have that idiot Nixon who started it all with the "lack of conservative voice" on the airwaves back in those gloomy 70's. TV news media has always been liberal--and FOXNEWS isn't conservative either. Radio is dominated by conservative voice because it's our only outlet now.

5:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Florian, while Fox News isn't conservative, it isn't liberal on balance either. Here's our dilemma:

Should we hope for the lefties to keep this up? Or will they actually succeed?

If they keep it up, and the masses pay ANY attention to the Stalinist behavior of the "wonderful" Democrat party, they will be TROUNCED in the upcoming Presidential elections. It will become apparent to even the casual observers of the political scene that the Dems are Stalinists who HATE competition in the realm of ideas.
Just look at how badly Rush and Hannity bother them! And what is their great offense? THEY SPEAK in opposition to the leftist worldview!

The danger of these Stalinists and their tactics is that they may actually succeed. The MSM (print and TV) have openly taken sides in the last few years. They don't even PRETEND anymore to be even-handed. The New York Times would celebrate the demise of talk radio. The traitor Bill Keller would throw a party on the upper West Side. Hammers and sickles would be optional apparel.


6:09 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Hi Morgan! Glad you're back! You have fun?

6:16 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

ZinLA--It's not what Ducky says that bothers me--it's who he is that disgusts me. He was never polite or decent to me or most at FPM and I see no reason to tolerate a Neanderthal Piece O' DuckCrap here.

6:19 PM  
Anonymous Les Ismore said...

Z said...
"Conservative sites don't censor the leftist remarks like moveon and DU"

Verityink, would you care to comment on that?....[the sound of crickets chirping]

p.s. Comments have been disappearing all day around here. Documented facts that your editors dont want their readers to hear.

6:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DONAL I had a GREAT time in the mountains! Thanks for asking. The water heater was out in the cabin, which made for sponge bats at the sink, good thing we spent at least one night getting HAMMERED!

Nanette and I brought the dogs and we met my son Marcus and my sister Michelle. Marcus and I hunted, hiked and chopped deadwood, while the ladies talked and planted flowers. Guilty pleasures don't ya know...

Carmen stayed home with her mother so I got a chance to really party with the adults for a change! I forgot how much fun that could be.

My mutt enjoys the hunt so much that we didn't bag a good buck this time. Every time one came close(relatively speaking of course), she freaked and attacked it! She's so old I don't have the heart to chastise or train her. She got the last laugh because we had to pull ticks off her. She's the best dog I ever had. I got her off the beach in Puerto Rico in 1996 as a feral animal and after a STERN "talking too" we became great friends. Jacob, my black parking lot find, is still learning the woods. He's spooked by bear scat. If I weighed 10lbs. I would be scared of bears too!

Les at the few conservative sites I've blogged at, lefties and sane people have EXACTLY the same rules. DONAL applies the same set of rules that I would if this were my blog. I would be tougher on lefties than conservatives. Call it a tiny, tiny bit of payback.


7:21 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

LIM--Your crickets are really lame; I was making dinner for my husband and sister--it's not his late night Tues. and Thurs., so I try to make it special and spend some time with him--sorry I was here at a moments notice...s/

Of course I censor and always will. Just like the terrorists who use our freedoms against us, you Leftist Democrats use our freedom, ideals, and tolerances against us. Thus, allowing you people to co-opt this board with your anti-Bush garbage would only make me a patsy.

I'm not a mark--and this is not your house. I'll run mine the way I want to. I won't be a mothpiece for you Lefties that are so bent on bringing this country down.

I have tried to set guidelines so that you may speak your minds freely, but they have been ignored, argued with, and abused. Whatever censorship exist here because of the way you behave. Behave better, and it will diminish and, perhaps, leave.

9:45 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Morgan--so nice to have you back--you were missed! Sounds like you had a blast!

You dog-meets-buck story was great; sis is laughin' out loud over it!

Glad you got some family time!

You see the thread where I went to DU? It's several called 'Democrat Hypothetical'. It's the straight dope right from the donkeys mouth...

9:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DOnAL tell sis it was even funnier to be there! I'm going to look at the "Dem Hypothetical" right now.


3:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another classy neo-con.

"An angry and bitter Paul Wolfowitz poured abuse and threatened retaliations on senior World Bank staff if his orders for pay rises and promotions for his partner were revealed, according to new details published last night"

7:49 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

ANON.--Watch the bashing, or your posts will be removed. Sometimes, people have very good reasons for being angry and are justified in it's expression.

You want to compare 'classiness'--go talk to the Leftist riots in L.A. who threw bottles of urine at the police or the bike riders in San Fran than vandalized people's cars and trucks while they were driving or the ones who threw paint on Rush Limbaugh's billboard.

When you fix all that--and I've got a much bigger list--THEN you can criticize one of ours.

9:05 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Here, Mr. ANONYMOUS, read THIS:

9:24 AM  
Blogger Russet Shadows said...

Let's set the record straight. DU, Dkos, and other sites position themselves as "communities". The DU D'rat review is not a "community". It is an individual blog.

Do you see the difference? In case you don't, let me break it down a little bit more.

An individual blog is a single person's outpost on the web. It is like the front porch of a house. The owner invites you up and you can hang out and shoot the breeze. But if you trash the joint, you're gone. Individuals have the right to set up rules for their own homes.

A community is larger than one person and their rules. Supposedly, communities exist to reflect the viewpoints of many, or all those who join the community and follow its rules. The complaints conservatives have with DU, Dkos, and other places is that we obey the rules, and yet our voices are silenced.

Do you get it now?

Leftists refuse to follow rules on individual blog sites and are thrown out for disobeying the rules.

Conservatives follow the rules on leftist sites and are thrown off for expressing unpopular opinions.

If I need to tell you who which of the two acts censoriously in this case, you haven't learned anything from what I've written.

3:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RS tht was one HELL of an answer! Well said sir!


6:54 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

EXCELLENT, RUSSET SHADOWS! Exactly! I got thrown off DU yesterday for merely asking what they thought about Congress low approval ratings... I didn't even voice my position--I only asked THEIRS!

8:39 PM  
Anonymous Red Stater said...

Ah...what is in a name. RS, sorry to inform you but a community, a blog or whatever goes on in your little mind there, are all actually the same thing. Markos 'owns' his blog, he calls is a community. He can call it a community, he can call it a blog, he can call it whatever he wants. There is no difference. Unlike some sites, it is open to all.
So puuhhhhlllleeassssee! Try not to be so sanctimoniously silly in future responses. And we in turn will try not to chuckle at them.

9:22 AM  
Anonymous z said...

les, check out FPM. Then check out DU.


4:32 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

I'm satisfied with Russet Shadows explanation--it makes sense.

Please do not disparage my long-time posters, Red Stater. You may disagree without the snide insults please.

7:33 PM  

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