Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Obama: No Fairness Doctrine

The White House has – again – made clear that President Obama opposes any reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine. Good, it’s a terrible idea, both unnecessary and dangerous. But for crying out loud, can we now end this ridiculous hysteria in the right wing media and blogosphere about it coming back? Yes, there are a few Democrats in Congress who would like to bring it back. But there isn’t a single bill to do so. In fact, there are three bills to prevent it from coming back. And when it came up for a vote in the last session, they couldn’t even get a majority of Democrats to vote for it, much less a majority of the Congress. No one is going to silence Rush Limbaugh, for crying out loud.


  1. #1 R. Sherman
    February 25, 2009

    I’m not lying about anything, dumbass.

    when I pointed out that internet radio and digital radio constitute adding another channel. You need to be more creative with your lies. This is becoming like debating a young earth creationist.

    Here’s a brief explanation, Mr. Ignoramus:

    TCP/IP packets all go over the same physical channels (cables, phone lines, and specific frequencies of the EM spectrum), regardless of source.

    Each broadcast radio and TV station requires its own frequency, unused by any other in the area.

    That’s the fundamental differene between the two.

    And that “problem” is that you don’t like what’s on the air. You are apparently too stupid to know how to use the off switch on your radio and to investigate alternatives like tv, the internet,…oh, wait, you’re on a blog. That shows that you have investigated other sources, and are lying about radio.

    I’m not lying about anything. Of course there are media sources other than talk radio. However, dumbass, do you know where people usually listen to talk radio? IN THE CAR! And when you’re in the car, chances are you don’t have access to the internet. Dumbass.

    No, you said nothing about dangers, I’ll grant you that. You implied I wouldn’t like a cell tower on top of my house, though. Why wouldn’t I, if there is no danger?

    And I’ve heard Al Franken and Keith Olbermann say similar things about Republicans. Your point?

    Olbermann is on MNSBC, which is a cable network, and therefore, irrelevant to the discussion, as has been pointed out. I never listened to Franken (for some reason, unlike Savage, Boortz, Limbaugh, Hannity, and Ingraham, he wasn’t syndicated in SF — go figure). Since you constantly ask me for evidence, it’ll only be fair if I ask you in return here.

    Savage’s audience the third biggest in talk radio

    Neal Boortz advocating poisoning illegal immigrants with nuclear waste

    No, he said that those who are still living in hotels at government expense, more than three years after the fact are parasites. Which they are. But then, why let the facts get in the way of a good rant?

    And now, you’re lying. He started his rants about the victims almost immediately after Katrina impacted. I don’t think he ever specified anything about “those who are still living in hotels at government expense, more than three years after the fact”. Here.

    And Olbermann is available in Mississippi. Your point?

    Once more, Olbermann is on a cable network.

    And once more, dumbass, I don’t think we should reinstate the FD. My problem with Rush Limbaugh and his ilk is that they are shifting the political discourse rightward and dumbward. I’d have the same problem if we had a media phenomenon shifting the discourse leftward and dumbward — I support massive expansion of nuclear power, an issue on which the left HAS dominated the discourse with “science” as bogus as creationism — in which Air America has been complicit. The difference is the SCALE — it does occur disproportionately on the right.

    My problem with you has been your use of misleading analogies, and now, outright lies.

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