Dems Using Tax Money To Silence Conservative Radio

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    The dems are now spending your tax dollars to gather information on Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannioty, and Mark Levin in an attempt to bring back the Fairness Doctine

    Now the Dems want the government to monitor the public airwaves and silence what they do not like

    For the last 6 years it has been the left that has whined how Pres Bush was trying to silence dissent, now the left is actually trying to just that



    PATRIOTIC GORE
    The Democrat Party senior leadership is feeling a Rush. Rush Limbaugh, that is. Late last week, DNC Chair Howard Dean, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, his deputy, Sen. Dick Durbin and Senatorial Committee chair, Sen. Chuck Schumer, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi all signed off in some form or another direct mail fundraising plans that will feature Limbaugh for their national party.

    "'Don't let Limbaugh smear true patriotism,' that's the theme," says a DNC staffer. "We're not going to let Limbaugh determine what soldiers can talk and what soldiers can not."

    Bad grammar and ill-informed opinions aside, the DNC hopes to raise millions of dollars of Limbaugh. "If we can't silence him, we should at least make some money to make his life more miserable in a Democratic-controlled Washington in 2008," says a Senate Democrat leadership aide.

    Others on the Democrat side are pushing ahead with other plans. Rep. Henry Waxman has asked his investigative staff to begin compiling reports on Limbaugh, and fellow radio hosts Sean Hannity and Mark Levin based on transcripts from their shows, and to call in Federal Communications Commission chairman Kevin Martin to discuss the so-called "Fairness Doctrine."

    "Limbaugh isn't the only one who needs to be made uncomfortable about what he says on the radio," says a House leadership source. "We don't have as big a megaphone as these guys, but this all political, and we'll do what we can to gain the advantage. If we can take them off their game for a while, it will help our folks out there on the campaign trail."

    http://www.spectator.org/dsp_article.asp?art_id=12128
     
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    Who owns the airwaves, RSR?
     
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    It is not the Dems who want to control, moniter, and silence political speech they disagree with Shogun
     
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    You didn't answer my question.

    WHO owns the airwaves?

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    As I said not the Dems who want to censor politcal speech

    Do you want some government worker sitting in an office deciding what is proper and acceptable when it comes to political speech?
     
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    This speaks clearly to the liberal agenda regarding free speech:
    Used to be liberals would quote Voltaire:
    "I disagree with everything you are saying, but I will fight to the death for your right to say it".

    Today it more like:
    "I disagree with what you say and I'll riot, smear, condemn, and pass hate speech laws if you try to say it".
     
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    Amazing how three men with a radio program can cause an entire political party to meltdown and be obsessed with shutting them down
     
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    Isn't it? I guess that's because they speak to intelligent Americans...tens of millions of them....because they reflect their values.

    Who do the Dims really talk to? ...the elite few sitting in their ivory towers, students who are being brainwashed, lazy people who want to suck up socialized welfare, the gays, and the illegals who want to live here? No wonder Airhead America was a gigantic flop. The elites found it boring, the students had classes to attend, the lazy ones were too lazy, the gays were too few, and the illegals couldn't understand English. Oh, and let's not forget all those mainstream libs who preferred to listen to the gutter slop on the Howard Stern show.
     
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    You nailed it. The real reason the libs hate Rush and Sean is they CAN'T compete with them in the free market

    For almost 20 years, the left have thrown many liberal talk show hosts up against him - and Rush has chewed them up and spit them out

    Now, the left wants to shut them down since they can't compete

    And I thought the libs were for free speech. Or do they support only liberal free speech?
     
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    excellent post!
    Fairness Doctrine = freedom of speech but only for the left.
     

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