Wednesday, November 12

All i want is what's fair.

Schumer, not surprisingly, started raising the issue of the fairness doctrine as soon as the election was over. In this article he is clearly being an idiot (which i assume goes for everything he says and does.) First he complains that people who are against the fairness doctrine are nonetheless for limiting pornography on the air. His claim is you can't say the government should have the power to do one thing and not the other. So essentially he is say if we agree that the government should have any power at all, then by definition we can put no limits on it's power? How can someone possibly say such a thing with a straight face. It's been well established that freedom of speech does not cover pornographic or vulgar statements, but generally we like to think it does cover political speech. Obviously schumer considers conservative radio to be both vulgar and pornographic.

Then he makes the more defensible comment that americans are in a better position when they hear both sides of the story, except that he omits the fact that this is exactly what the fairness doctrine would prevent. As has been established by several scientific studies (all that i have ever heard of) both television and print journalism lean significantly to the left. The radio is the only media outlet to leans to the right. The democrats are trying to kill talk radio, leaving only the left leaning media outlets. Then there is the internet which leans everywhich way. Whatever you want you can find. There's is certainly no danger that people aren't hearing the democrats side of the issue, so his contention once again is utterly foolish to the core, although at least i could understand someone saying it with a straight face.

http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/schumer-defends-fairness-doctrine-as-fair-and-balanced-2008-11-04.html

4 Comments:

Blogger Aras said...

Why is everybody stupid enough to buy that?

4:49 AM  
Anonymous ieva said...

cause people just don't think for themselves anymore. Present company not included :)
i mean really? how could people elect Sen. Obama? how could they listen to his plans and buy into them when really, they don't make any sense at all? tax cuts for almost everyone? but then giving people things like healthcare, education, etc. things that cost tons of money? where will he get this money from? it sure won't be from cutting taxes. but people just don't think things through anymore, and if the media says it's good and fine, then well, it must be.

6:46 PM  
Blogger Trashcan said...

public education?

1:44 AM  
Blogger Aras said...

pablik educashon?

8:25 AM  

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