Saturday, February 7, 2009

Hate-Speech: Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) wants hearings on Radio ACCOUNTABILITY

SOURCE: Cynthia I.



February 05, 2009
Categories: Talk Radio

Sen. Stabenow wants hearings on radio 'accountability'; talks fairness doctrine

This morning, radio host Bill Press brought up the recent closing of liberal station Obama 1260 when speaking with Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow, and talked about whether there needs to be a balance to right-wing talk on the radio dial.

BILL PRESS: Yeah, I mean, look: They have a right to say that. They’ve got a right to express that. But, they should not be the only voices heard. So, 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.

Although Obama has been publicly opposed to reinstating the fairness doctrine, conservative radio has talked nonstop about the fear of it returning (or perhaps something like it with another name) while there's a Democrat in the White House and a Democratic majority in Congress.

UPDATE: A commenter points out that Stabenow is married to Tom Athans, a liberal talk radio executive.

As expected, the hateful shock-jocks from talk radio are viciously attacking Sen. Stabenow, and asking their ignorant followers to call and write the Senator to intimidate her against implementing "accountability" to Hate-Speech.

PLEASE SUPPORT Senator Stabenow, CALL AND WRITE and tell her the following (or your own words) :

Honorable Senator Debbie Stabenow, Our most respectful and sincere gratitude to you for having the courage to speak up against the Hate-Speech, Misinformation, and Defamation that pollutes our airwaves and corrodes minds. The extremely xenophobic and ignorant shock-jocks in "conservative" talk radio, are DESTROYING our civil, social, political, democratic discourse and jeopardizing our country's future.

Washington, DC Office

Senator Debbie Stabenow
133 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4822
TTY: (202) 224-2066

Mid-Michigan Office
Senator Debbie Stabenow
221 W. Lake Lansing Road, Suite 100
East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone: (517) 203-1760

Southeast Michigan Office
243 W.Congress Suite 550
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: (313) 961-4330

Western Michigan Office
3280 Beltline Court, Suite 400
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Phone: (616) 975-0052

Flint/Saginaw Bay Area Office
432 N. Saginaw Street, Suite 301
Flint, MI 48502
Phone: (810) 720-4172

Upper Peninsula Office
1901 W. Ridge
Marquette, MI 49855
Phone: (906) 228-8756

Northern Michigan Office
3335 South Airport Road West Suite 6B
Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone: (231) 929-1031

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Elric66 said...

Funny how the "Fairness" Doctrine only applies to talk radio.

Aurora said...

Not funny but it is striking to notice that you didn't really check out that we make the case that the problem that TV and printed right wing media also make, they/you lie, conflate, defame, misinform, etc.

There is a legion of agents lying on a daily basis, Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, Lou Dobs, Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin and many, many more.

We feel that giving false information on such a massive scale is detrimental to the welfare of the people of the United States.

As an example, I hope you take a really hard look at how we were lied on National Security and The Economy, to name just two issues - But please, do so with brutal honesty, if you do, you will see that we are paying a huge price for the slanted propaganda coming from your side.

Is this good for Democracy? Is this good for this Country?

Elric66 said...

Glad to know you take what Olby says as gospel. :-)

Elric66 said...

Also nice to know you want to shut down any voice that isnt leftist enough for you. Stalin would be proud of you.

Aurora said...

Only when it happens to be true, glad you do not use his full name, too impressive for you?
Mr. Keith Olberman keeps scoring and that's what has you guys freaking out.

Aurora said...

Oh, please stop conflating, we don't want to shut down voices and you'd know that if you do a careful study of what we are saying.

By the way, this red herring you use to conflate the issue, is not working, smart people, who are the majority, are not biting, tough!

There you go again, commie? I've got news for you, the 'red baiting' is old and trite, it no longer works either, double tough!!

Keep looking for a better tract, at least it will get you doing something you sorely need, TO THINK!!!

Elric66 said...

"Oh, please stop conflating, we don't want to shut down voices and you'd know that if you do a careful study of what we are saying."

Total bs. You want to shut down conservative voices. Funny how before 2009, dissent was patriotic but now its not. Maybe if liberal talk radio was viable, it wouldnt need the fascist "Fairness Doctrine". But then, if liberals didnt have a monopoly on every other media format, conservative talk radio wouldnt be as popular. And yes, the tactic you are calling for is Stalinist.