Allow me start off by saying this is something all of us should be very concerned about.
As you know the vast majority of the mainstream media is in the tank for Obama. They openly supported his candidacy. As you have in football, Obama has his own built in cheerleaders.....the media.
The prominent people on the right are Cavuto, O'reilly, Hannity, Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Dennis Prager, Michelle Malkin, to name a few....there are others.....but they fail in comparison to the avalanche in the print media, CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, MSNBC. Not to mention Hollywood! Lets face it. The list is endless!
So why am I telling you something you already know?
I'll try to put it in a nutshell. The liberals want to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine. Even the name is a misnomer. This was passed during the Democratic Truman administration. January 5th 1949 Truman delivered the State of the Union message asking for strengthened liberal program characterized as the "Fair Deal."
A quick summary:
U.S. Broadcasting Policy The policy of the United States Federal Communications Commission that became known as the "Fairness Doctrine" is an attempt to ensure that all coverage of controversial issues by a broadcast station be balanced and fair. The FCC took the view, in 1949, that station licensees were "public trustees," and as such had an obligation to afford reasonable opportunity for discussion of contrasting points of view on controversial issues of public importance. The Commission later held that stations were also obligated to actively seek out issues of importance to their community and air programming that addressed those issues. With the deregulation sweep of the Reagan Administration during the 1980s, the Commission dissolved the fairness doctrine.
On the surface the Fairness Doctrine seems.....well fair.
The truth is it is far from it:
This is why liberals want to reinstate it and why conservatives are against it:
The Fairness Doctrine has been strongly opposed by prominent libertarians and conservatives who view it as an attempt to regulate or mandate certain types of speech on the airwaves. Editorials in The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Times have said that Democratic attempts to bring back the Fairness Doctrine have been made largely in response to and contempt for the successes of conservative talk radio.
What's next FOX News?
Isn't freedom of speech a right under the 1st Amendment?
This is nothing more then a blatant attempt by Schumer and is band of bastards trying to suppress what little is left of the conservative media.
He told Megyn Kelly (in a snide way, with a shit eating grin on his face) he supports reinstating the Fairness Doctrine because he wants... "all of the media to be like FOX...fair and balanced."
Want the Fairness Doctrine Schumer? Apply it to Obama Headquaters aka MSNBC and the rest of the main stream media!