Yawn. Another day, another democratic politician targets talk radio. This time it’s Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI).
Here is the timeline of events:
–>Washington DC has a liberal talk station
–>Liberal station routinely criticizes conservative talk radio for being in the pocket of the republican party
–>Liberal station changes it’s name to “Obama 1260″ (I kid you not. Remember when your station changed it’s name to McCain 970? No? Weird.)
–>Liberal station fails. Shocker.
–>After failing in the marketplace–again–liberals try to legally mandate their own success by bringing back the fairness doctrine
BILL PRESS: …is it time to bring back the Fairness Doctrine?
SENATOR DEBBIE STABENOW (D-MI): I think it’s absolutely time to pass a standard. Now, whether it’s called the Fairness Standard, whether it’s called something else — I absolutely think it’s time to be bringing accountability to the airwaves. I mean, our new president has talked rightly about accountability and transparency. You know, that we all have to step up and be responsible. And, I think in this case, there needs to be some accountability and standards put in place.
BILL PRESS: Can we count on you to push for some hearings in the United States Senate this year, to bring these owners in and hold them accountable?
SENATOR DEBBIE STABENOW (D-MI): I have already had some discussions with colleagues and, you know, I feel like that’s gonna happen. Yep.
Most likely, the fairness doctrine (or ’standard’ as Deb refers to it) has enough negative baggage tied to it, that democrats will be forced to repackage, rename, and reimage until they get it through another way.
But the worst part of Stabenow being the fairness doctrine’s personal spokesperson is that she’s married to Thomas Athans. Besides purchasing oral sex from prostitutes, Thomas is best known as a liberal radio executive.
What a weird coincidence! Senator Stabenow is pushing for the return of the fairness doctrine–which coincidentally–would be the only possible way her husbands career wouldn’t end in yet another massive failure.
The truth is that Stabenow apparently hates–despises–free speech when it arrives in a form that hurts her politics or her husbands ability to fund his at least occasional trips to Motel 6(9).
Give her office a call and let her know how you feel (and please use far more respect than I have in this blog):
Deb. We know you’re legally required to listen to your husbands crap. We’re not. Let’s keep it that way.