Re: Rush Says That If You Don't Agree With Him, You Aren't Of Free Mind or Will And Hate Liberty
"birdog" <tilly@xxxxxxx> wrote in
Why the hell conservatives are against the "Fairness Docterine", I
don't know. That proposes that regarding political opinions, equal
time be made available for opposing views. Hell, conservatives could
demand equal time on at least 10 items on each of Matthew's daily
the previous "Fairness Doctrine" had a chilling effect on political
discourse on TV and radio. Rather than give "equal time" to opposing
viewpoints,networks instead chose to not have any discourse at all.
But the leftist bias still remained(remainS!),news reports were and ARE
filtered through the leftist viewpoints of the reporters/news managers.
important,revealing stuff gets omitted,minimized,or distorted.
even now,you see "discussion panels" that are heavily tilted towards the
left,for example,they'll have a skewed ratio of leftists to conservatives.
Also,now we're seeing online posters who allege to be conservative,but
overwhelmingly support the left view. Plants,perhaps even paid to post
leftist nonsense on conservative sites. Just like the infiltrator folk who
carry racist signs at conservative rallies,to give the MSM something to
demonize the rally and conservative message.
- Re: The role of government should be........
... Listening to both and agreeing with one or another viewpoint is NOT being brainwashed. ... As a matter of fact I would think that those who only listen to the mainstream media are being brainwashed. ... In fact, the Fairness Doctrine, formerly know as the 'Equal Time Requirement,'actually PREVENTS slanted and one-sided use of the media and PROMOTES a view to both sides of the issue. ... many stations get around this by having their Sunday talk shows consist of liberals and conservatives. ...
- Re: Fair and Balanced
... equal time to bashing the Democrats? ... The rhetoric of campaigning isn't making fun of conservatives. ... Liberals/Democrats have long used the same military metaphors (did you ...
- Re: OT:Dishonors Award
... opinon sections while they may have many conservatives as hosts still ... Even if it's a right side bias. ... pretense of Objectivity the way it is with the N.Y. Times, ... equal time to each person expressing whatever viewpoint. ...
- Re: OT: The left flunks
... described "conservatives" who demand that taxpayers pay for students ... to learn anti-evolution pseudoscience that they are already free to ... And who demand that that pseudoscience be granted ... scientist agrees that it has not *earned* that equal time. ...
- Re: Theres No Arguing With Conservatives ... No, Seriously
... An important part of what I proposed was that what Leftists basically want does not have to be the exact opposite or mirror-image of what Rightists basically want — ... Conservatives, by contrast, not only have the view that there are important and essentially ineradicable inherited human characteristics but they share with Christians the view that those characteristics are of a "fallen" kind: characteristics of selfishness, aggressiveness, untrustworthiness etc. ... Since the Leftist wants to tear down all existing authorities and centres of power, Leftists tended to oppose such strong existing authorities as the churches. ... This is also shown by the way Jews were heavily oppressed up until quite recently in Russia under the Soviet system. ...