Trying to Save One’s Butt

Yea, that is the battle for the First Amendment and the so called “freedom of the press”, which used to be a mainstay of our country. A free and inquisitive press has helped keep government honest in the past, but now the press, or as we should call it now- the media, has become Hussein’s BFF, enabling and abetting Hussein’s criminal behavior with regards to the Constitution. I remember when newspaper reporters would carry a pocket Constitution with them so they could refer to it as a source. Now, they probably look to see what article or amendment they are breaking. In this case, it is the First Amendment.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion. or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech; or of the press; or the right of the people to peacefully assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Even I can read this paragraph, this First Amendment, and see that what is being done to talk radio, simply because it is (a)- conservative radio, and (b)- because talk radio is critical of the Resident, with the collusion of the fifth column of the press, the mainstream media, is unconstitutional. If the administration was conservative, you would have the ACLU, and every liberal rag and talking douchebag screaming their heads off about the loss of their rights.

But to be fair to these craven jackals of the left, they are scared that Hussein could turn on them next. At least if they have a brain, they surely should be, because this Resident throws people under the bus almost casually. He is beginning to remind me of Stalin, but in this country he has to start slowly- I understand.

If you can’t beat them, ban them. That’s the new model for CNN, “the most trusted name in news.”

 As Democrats in Washington, D.C. struggle to impose their idea of an ideal health care system on the United States, opposition to their efforts grows. Rather than accept that the substance of reform proposals is the source of the push-back, some on the left and in the media are looking for a “boogeyman” nefariously ginning up taxpayer anger. That “boogeyman” – conservative talk radio.

 Earlier in August, CNN U.S. President Jonathan Klein urged the cable news network’s producers to avoid booking talk radio hosts on CNN news programs. Recent CNN guests have included the likes of conservative talkers Neal Boortz, Steve Malzberg and Martha Zoeller. By banning talk radio hosts, the network made off limits the one area of media where conservatives hold sway.

In an obvious effort to be as obsequious as possible, CNN decided to cave in to pressure, proving that they too can live without a backbone. Are they going to book the one remaining liberal talk radio host- I know there aren’t many of them, because liberal talk radio doesn’t pay. Why is that, you might ask? Simply put- they have nothing anyone wants to hear.

And CNN hasn’t been alone. Its competitor MSNBC, which has been decidedly more in favor of President Barack Obama’s policies, has also participated in the “Hush Rush” movement, accusing conservative talkers Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck of propagating “hate” to hinder Obama and the Democratic-controlled Congress.

 It’s not just executives and opinion pundits who have expressed their “concerns” over talk radio’s contributions to the health care debate. Ed Henry, CNN senior White House correspondent, called some of the criticism coming from talk radio “outlandish” on “CNN Newsroom” Aug. 14.

 “It took this White House kind of a long time to respond to some of the outlandish allegations,” Henry said. “And so what happened is some of the opponents of reform through talk radio, other media, online, have really been pushing some of these lines of attack. They went unanswered for some time. That’s what we are seeing here. The president realizing he has to step it up a little bit as he continues to make this sales pitch. But let’s remember, it’s still an uphill battle. This is at a critical juncture in his administration.”

Apparently allegations are outlandish if they are directed at the Resident’ proposed socialistic policy, but if they are designed to suppress the voice of the people, well, the MSM is just fine with that.

Step it up a little? Bring it on Hussein- the backlash, when it comes, will be severe- even the MSM has to have a little tingle as the hairs on the back of their necks begin to rise. Yes, MSM,they will come for you too.

Some of the circumstances surrounding this health care debate are eerily familiar. The last big policy issue that was defeated when an upset constituency pushed back was the bipartisan 2007 effort to reform immigration. However, it was thwarted when people flooded the switchboards on Capitol Hill. Some pointed at the power of talk radio to command action from voters, suggesting it was time to look at the Fairness Doctrine again.

 “I remember when there was a Fairness Doctrine,” Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., said after the immigration debate, accusing the format of “dramatizing” and “taking things out of context on Fox News Sunday on June 24, 2007. “And I think there was much more serious correct reporting to people.”

 More recently, another voice in Washington, D.C. has come out voicing concerns about conservative talk radio’s position in the current media marketplace. Left-wing Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., went on MSNBC’s Aug. 14 “Rachel Maddow” show – as liberal a forum as could be – and complained that the media outlets on the right were drowning the message out.

 “I’ll tell you what else we need to do,” Sanders said. “We need to understand that it is very, very hard for the president or anybody else to take on not just the Republican Party, that’s the easy part – to take on all of right-wing talk radio, which covers 90 percent of talk show hosts, a whole Fox network which is nothing more than an arm of the Republican Party and the Democrats got to think long term. Why is there not a progressive television network?  Why aren’t we supporting good and effective personalities on radio as well and building up a network there so that we can (have) that kind of political consciousness-raising that the Republicans, in fact, are doing so well right now.”

Ah, the “Fairness Doctrine”- can you smell the suppression? I can- listen, all you bleeding heart liberals, despite the crying Bernie Sanders is doing about, of all things, a Progressive television network (he doesn’t think MSNBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, AND NBC is enough?), if anyone was interested in your whining, liberal talk radio would be a paying proposition. Instead, you have to have government- subsidized NPR, and Public TV, and that’s about it- because invertebrate whining drives the average American up the wall, and makes us want to set out traps to catch the vermin and stop that irritating sound.

So, now, the Resident, through his minions, will seek to suppress the freedom of talk radio- then he will go to the conservative news organization- there is only one now– FOX News- and then, Chavez- like, he will seek to control every media, which will mean that bloggers like myself will be “looked at”. Yes, the Internet will be next.

Plumbers know one thing- stuff flows downhill, and in this case, it is flowing from the mouths of the administration and his minions in the MSM.

They know not what they do.

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12 Responses to “Trying to Save One’s Butt”

  1. Adam says:

    Again with the pee pants “oh here comes the fairness doctrine” lies. You mention it every few days yet why so little evidence that anybody with any sway in the federal government actually supports such a thing let alone is taking steps to apply it? There will be no fairness doctrine but it’s fun to watch you rant and rave like a lunatic and make a fool of yourself.

    There are plenty of conservative voices on CNN And MSNBC. Heaven forbid actual news networks ban complete liars and distorters like Limbaugh from coming on to spread poo around serious topics that affect this country. That’s not the fairness doctrine on the rise, that’s just common sense.

    • Blake says:

      This time, the Fairness Doctrine will be replaced with the word “diversity”- you should google Hussein’s newest czarlet- Mark Lloyd- read what he has to say, then get back to me when you know a little.

    • Blake says:

      Here, I will save you some time- if you do not care for this site, there are plenty more:

    • Blake says:

      Name any conservative at either of those networks. Any one.

      • Adam says:

        I’ve seen you smear Mark Lloyd in the past the same way you smear people like Ezekiel Emanuel. There’s nothing else to know really. Get back to me when Mark Lloyd or any other person actually takes action on anything similar to the Fairness Doctrine. Save the fear mongering for things that are actual reality and not just more paranoid delusions.

        Name any conservative on either network? Are you kidding? What about Joe Scarborough and Tucker Carlson as hosts on MSNBC, or Lou Dobbs and William Bennett as hosts on CNN? MSNBC and CNN frequently have guests like Tom Delay, Mary Matalin, Rudy Giuliani not to mention tons of bloggers and lesser known policy people in the conservative movement.

        The bottom line is you have plenty of sane conservative voices on CNN and MSNBC as guests and hosts so stop calling it a battle for the First Amendment because lunatics and liars like Neal Boortz aren’t making the cut anymore.

        • Blake says:

          Tucker works at Fox now- Scarborough probably will soon- and I have not smeared anyone when I can quote them as saying what they did say.
          And do you really want it to get to the point of a “law” before action is taken?
          Isn’t that kind of like having to wait until a serial killer actually kills someone before you do anything?
          Wouldn’t you want to save that life, or would that just be “the cost of doing business”?
          I would prefer to head off this unconstitutional “reach around” that Hussein and Mark Lloyd want to do do the American people.
          Why don’t you?
          That’s the question.

        • Blake says:

          Here is Lloyd’s own words-“The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) must be reformed along democratic lines and funded on a substantial level. Federal and regional broadcast operations and local stations should be funded at levels commensurate with or above those spending levels at which commercial operations are funded,” Lloyd wrote. “This funding should come from license fees charged to commercial broadcasters. Funding should not come from congressional appropriations. Sponsorship should be prohibited at all public broadcasters.”

  2. Big Dog says:

    So Adam, the statements by Feinstein and Sanders are not evidence that people are considering this?

    • Adam says:

      I don’t think we should wait until these imaginary policies are in place but I’m still looking for any evidence that actions are being taken to implement said policy and that you aren’t just a bunch of scared little conservatives jumping at shadows.

      It’s like the military draft. You like to point out Dems who supported it for the Iraq war yet where did it go? Nowhere. Any liberal fear mongering about a draft including myself was absolutely wrong to do so.

      • Blake says:

        Yes, I know- I used to have arguments with a friend who had a son 18 years old, and he was convinced that Bush was going to draft his son- it was a shock to him to find that this was Charlie Rangel’s idea- I think I may have made a little conservative that day.
        Especially in light of Hussein’s “compulsory” service in either the armed forces, or peace corps, or “Americorp- where the brainwashing is free and leaves a minty smell.

      • Blake says:

        When we see planned assaults on the First Amendment (as Mr. Lloyd has said), when we see the intentional ignoring of the fourth amendment against unreasonable search and seizure as regards the medical records and the IRS being able to reach into our bank accounts to seize money for insurance, when we see the deliberate gutting of the tenth amendment by attaching strings to money given to states, thereby inserting the Federal government where it does not belong, in the affairs of individual states.
        It is only a matter of time before the Feds ask for more control over guns, citing the “Mexican” problem, even though most real weapons seem to come from Cuba, Nicaraugua, and Venezuela. The United States might be the favorite for pistols, but we supply no, I repeat no automatic weapons to Mexico in any fashion.
        But it will be portrayed that way.
        Do you really want things to devolve that much?
        Or should we be pro-active in our approach here?

      • Blake says:

        Adam, I have a spot for you to go to that will help make eveything right: Director Blue