January 16, 2007

Kucinich Gone Wild in the Name of ‘Fairness’

Dennis the Menace was dense in Memphis:

Over the weekend, the National Conference for Media Reform was held in Memphis, TN, with a number of notable speakers on hand for the event. Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) made an surprise appearance at the convention to announce that he would be heading up a new House subcommittee which will focus on issues surrounding the Federal Communications Commission.

Kucinich said in his speech that “We know the media has become the servant of a very narrow corporate agenda” and added “we are now in a position to move a progressive agenda to where it is visible.”

Two points:

  • “Progressives” (read far-left Democrats) who aren’t satisfied having taxpayer-subsidized NPR, the three agenda-setting newspapers, the wire services, and every major TV network except Fox getting their message out virtually unfiltered every single day, are offended that conservative programming is winning in the arena of ideas in talk radio and on Fox News. Boo freaking hoo.
  • Even if some kind of convoluted case could be made that “progressives” aren’t getting a fair shake, the fact is that technology has made the complaint irrelevant. There is nothing preventing a zillion Internet broadcasts like Wide Awakes Radio, Hot Air, Crooks & Liars, etc. from launching — except the expectation that the government will give people who can’t get an audience the old-fashioned way (by earning it) a mechanism to force us to listen to them when they’re not welcome.

Despite the fact that anyone who wants a soapbox and has something interesting to say has the opportunity to get people’s attention and to be heard as never before in human history, you can rest assured that “progressives” would like nothing better than to push the absurd “equal time” concept down as far as possible — even to the blogs and the forums if they can.

“Fairness,” schmairness.

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2 Comments

  1. Yes! This is propaganda! They are trying to outlaw free speech! They are going to make all blogs register with the government!

    Very, very serious.

    Here:

    Bloggers Who Criticize Government May Face Prison:
    http://www.outlawjournalism.com/news/?p=2426

    US government wants bloggers to register:
    http://www.outlawjournalism.com/news/?p=2427

    Obviously, they can’t do stuff like this without giving some explanation of “why it’s good for the people.” Get informed, because we cannot afford to loose all freedom on the net.

    Comment by Buck — January 22, 2007 @ 9:42 pm

  2. #1, I am staying on top of this and was on the verge of posting when it got put on hold and I think stripped from the related bill last week. My reax time isn’t the quickest, which having a day business tends to cause. I appreciate your report and update.

    Comment by TBlumer — January 22, 2007 @ 9:50 pm

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