Hannity and Limbaugh to be kicked off the air

Wild eyed speculation? Or prescience? Granted, I have to wonder sometimes about things that respected members of the media say, especially when they go off the deep end. Yet, this may be more prophetic than any of us truly want to believe.

Do you believe that liberals already dominate the media?

Do you think biased coverage played a large part in the outcome of the presidential election?

If you think things were bad in that regard…

IMAGINE WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF WE ALLOW LIBERALS TO FOLLOW THROUGH WITH THEIR PLANS TO IMPOSE THE SO-CALLED FAIRNESS DOCTRINE AND SUCCEED IN SILENCING CONSERVATIVE TALK-RADIO HOSTS LIKE RUSH LIMBAUGH AND SEAN HANNITY AND LAURA INGRAHAM!

Do liberals actually believe that conservative opinions are pornography?

Are liberals so threatened that they’re plotting and planning right now, at this very minute, to silence conservative thoughts and opinions from the public airwaves?

You be the judge.

FOX News asked Senator Chuck Schumer if liberals in Congress will try to implement the so-called Fairness Doctrine – a measure specifically designed to shut down Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham and conservative talk radio.

Schumer replied indignantly:

“Do you think we should allow people to put pornography on the air? Absolutely not. Particularly on television or radio.”

Huh? No, it’s NOT a joke! And he didn’t stop there.

Schumer nastily admonished decent Americans for some imagined hypocrisy:

“The very same people who don’t want the Fairness Doctrine want the FCC [Federal Communications Commission] to limit pornography on the air…. That’s not consistent.”

It’s almost beyond belief.

We couldn’t have made it up!

Is Schumer so unhinged that he’s not even capable of understanding the fundamental difference between smut and political expression?

Craig Parshall, general counsel for the National Religious Broadcasters said:

“I was stunned by Senator Schumer’s suggestion that by keeping filth off the air, the federal government has somehow become empowered to take over the control of legitimate programming content of broadcasters.”

But Parshall missed one very important point.

With control of the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives, Schumer and his liberal colleagues are twisting the First Amendment’s guarantees of Freedom of Speech and of the Press – ALL TO SET THE STAGE TO SILENCE RUSH, HANNITY AND OTHERS.

If you’re a liberal, you can burn the flag, put four-letter-word bumper stickers on your car, commit lewd acts on-stage, play profane rap music loudly on your car radio, produce, rent and distribute the most disgusting filth in broad daylight and on the Internet in plain view of minors and even use taxpayer dollars to depict Jesus suspended in bodily waste.

But when it comes to shutting down conservative thoughts and opinions, now that they have grabbed the reins of power, liberals are making control over the content of speech a top priority!

They’re plotting and maneuvering behind the scenes to make it happen RIGHT NOW!

Peter Kirsanow writing in National Review Online tells us why this fight is URGENT:

“Imposition of some form of the Fairness Doctrine likely will be one of the Democrats’ agenda items for the first 100 days of the new administration. It’s important that conservatives begin working now to stop it.”

Kirsanow went on:

“Waiting until Inauguration Day to get geared up is too late. By that time the Fairness Doctrine Express will be at full steam- wavering Democrats will be pressed to support the new Democratic president, weak-kneed Republicans will want to display comity, the mainstream media will not be saddened to see talk radio annihilated and much of the public will be too enraptured by Obama’s Camelot inauguration to notice or care.”

Kirsanow is right.

There is not a moment to lose. If we take a stand now, we can defeat this threat to our civil liberties.

If we wait, it will be too late.
Use the hyperlink below and bombard President George W. Bush and the Republican Members of the Senate with your Blast Faxes. Demand that they stand firm against any attempt by liberals in Congress to effectively outlaw the First Amendment.

We must act now! Liberals in Congress may try to sneak the Fairness Doctrine into legislation any day now. Liberal pundits inside the Beltway and members of the elite media are already attempting to sell conservative Senators on the notion that their only chance for political survival is to display comity. Unless they hear from you now, they WILL believe it, as they have in the past.

We can win this fight. It only takes 40 Senators to stand firm . But if patriotic Americans do not speak up, we will lose this fight for our liberties.
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20 Responses to “Hannity and Limbaugh to be kicked off the air”

  1. patricksperry Says:

    related to the above, same source:
    “Congress Shall Make No Law…”

    You might think it’s almost beyond belief, but our Founding Fathers understood and dreaded the danger we presently face.

    They feared the danger to such an extent that they ratified, as the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, words they thought would be our primary line of defense against the government evolving into a tyranny that would trample on the rights of the people.

    To them the danger was real:

    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech….”

    It was not a fluke that the above words came first.

    Our Founding Fathers knew that all of our rights flow directly from those fundamental liberties.

    And they knew that once the government began eliminating our First Amendment freedoms, all of our other rights would fall like dominoes.

    Despots in the modern era knew it as well.

    Gaining control of the media is typically the first act of a leftist usurper.

    When Castro took power in Cuba, he imprisoned journalists en masse and continued to do so throughout his regime, holding those who opposed him indefinitely without charges.

    When Josef Stalin returned from exile in March of 1917 he immediately assumed control of an underground publication founded by Leon Trotsky called Pravda (which, ironically, translates as “Truth”) and made it an official arm of the Soviet Communist Party. Pravda became and remained the chief propaganda arm of the Soviet Communist Party until it was shut down in 1991 by Boris Yeltsin. Subscription to Pravda was MANDATORY.

    Immediately after assuming power in 1933, Adolf Hitler placed Joseph Goebbels in charge of the Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda. All journalists, writers, and artists were required to register with the ministry.

    But this is the United States where, unfortunately, such strong-arm tactics are not necessary because liberals already control the media, EXCEPT for conservative talk radio.

    Kirsanow again:

    “Talk radio is the most important medium conservatives have. It’s the only medium conservatives dominate. But liberals aren’t content to have only NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, CNN, AP, Reuters, Newsweek, Time, the NY Times, Washington Post, Hollywood, etc. Stray conservative thoughts might escape into the population, you know.”

    CNSNews quoting Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland:

    “The government ‘has the responsibility’ to make sure there are a ‘variety of opportunities for people to get information,’ said Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) when asked about the Fairness Doctrine at the Democratic Senatorial Committee election night party on Tuesday.”

    “Variety of Opportunities”… ?

    Without conservative talk radio THERE IS NO “VARIETY”… period!

    It’s simple. No conservative talk radio means there is no voice of dissent. No voice of dissent means no free speech and no free speech means that nothing stands in the way of those in government who wish to oppress the governed.

    Use the hyperlink below and bombard President George W. Bush and the Republican Members of the Senate with your Blast Faxes. Demand that they stand firm against any attempt by liberals in Congress to effectively outlaw the First Amendment.

    We must act now! Liberals in Congress may try to sneak the Fairness Doctrine into legislation any day now. Liberal pundits inside the Beltway and members of the elite media are already attempting to sell conservative Senators on the notion that their only chance for political survival is to display comity. Unless they hear from you now, they WILL believe it, as they have in the past.

    How It Works…

    The sad truth is that liberal elites in the media and in government are totally oblivious to concepts like freedom and fairness and balance.

    Their ONLY agenda is to control all debate, opinion and political discourse.

    And the so-called Fairness Doctrine is their means to achieve that end.

    How, you ask?

    Years ago the Fairness Doctrine was simply policy at the FCC.

    Bill Ruder, John F. Kennedy’s Assistant Secretary of Commerce, spelled it out:

    “Our massive strategy was to use the Fairness Doctrine to challenge and harass right-wing broadcasters and hope the challenges would be so costly to them that they would be inhibited and decide it was too expensive to continue.”

    Former Reagan Budget Director James Miller put it another way:

    “Put yourself in the position of the broadcaster: your very existence is dependent on the FCC’s renewing your license every few years. And the FCC says you must offer ‘balanced’ programming. What does this mean?”

    To put it another way, what do you suppose stations would do if they had to provide “balance” to Rush and Hannity and Ingraham AS DICTATED BY NANCY PELOSI and Charles Schumer?

    Say good-bye to conservative talk-radio.

    Make no mistake, the racket you’ll soon be hearing in Washington will be the ker-blam of the wrecking ball, battering down freedom of speech in America, as Schumer and Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid use the so-called Fairness Doctrine to reduce the First Amendment to rubble and haul it away in dump trucks.

    Use the hyperlink below and bombard President George W. Bush and the Republican Members of the Senate with your Blast Faxes. Demand that they stand firm against any attempt by liberals in Congress to effectively outlaw the First Amendment.

    We must act now! Liberals in Congress may try to sneak the Fairness Doctrine into legislation any day now. Liberal pundits inside the Beltway and members of the elite media are already attempting to sell conservative Senators on the notion that their only chance for political survival is to display comity. Unless they hear from you now, they WILL believe it, as they have in the past.

    It Is No Secret.

    Liberals in Congress have been trying to shut-down conservative talk-radio for years.

    It’s the first item on their agenda!

    Here’s a quote from Senator James Inhofe recounting a conversation he claims he heard between Senator Dianne Feinstein and Senator Hillary Clinton:

    “They said we’ve got to do something about this. These are nothing but far right-wing extremists…. There’s got to be a legislative fix for this…”

    Here’s former Vice-President Al Gore, unable to squelch his contempt for conservative talk radio in general and Rush Limbaugh in particular:

    “[T]hen immediately afterwards, Rush Limbaugh and other hate-mongers began to fill the airwaves.”

    Here’s Michael Ortiz, a spokesman with the Obama campaign, explaining why Barrack Obama believes the so-called Fairness Doctrine does not go far enough. Pay particular attention to the code words:

    “He considers this debate to be a distraction from the conversation we should be having about opening up the airwaves and modern communications to as many diverse viewpoints as possible, that is why Senator Obama supports media ownership caps, network neutrality, public broadcasting, as well as increasing minority ownership of broadcasting and print outlets.”

    Here’s a quote from Senator Richard Durbin, the man who compared our brave men and women in uniform to “NAZIs,” but had to begrudgingly apologize after being called on the carpet by conservative talk-radio hosts:

    “It’s time to reinstitute the Fairness Doctrine. I have this old-fashioned attitude that when Americans hear both sides of the story, they’re in a better position to make a decision.”

    Here’s Senator John Kerry attempting to advance the idiotic fantasy that conservative opinion dominates the media and liberal opinions are not heard:

    “I think the Fairness Doctrine ought to be there… one of the most profound changes in the balance of the media is when the conservatives got rid of the equal time requirements and the result is that they have been able to squeeze down and squeeze out opinion of opposing views.”

    And here’s Senator Dianne Feinstein equating shutting-down the opinions of the minority with fairness:

    “I believe very strongly that the airwaves are public and people use these airwaves for profit. But there is a responsibility to see that both sides and not just one side of the big public questions of debate of the day are aired and are aired with some modicum of fairness.”

    Use the hyperlink below and bombard President George W. Bush and the Republican Members of the Senate with your Blast Faxes. Demand that they stand firm against any attempt by liberals in Congress to effectively outlaw the First Amendment.

    We must act now! Liberals in Congress may try to sneak the Fairness Doctrine into legislation any day now. Liberal pundits inside the Beltway and members of the elite media are already attempting to sell conservative Senators on the notion that their only chance for political survival is to display comity. Unless they hear from you now, they WILL believe it, as they have in the past.

    Our Side Knows The Score As Well.

    Here’s President Bush:

    “By insisting on so-called balance, [liberals] want to silence those they don’t agree with. They know they cannot prevail in the public debate of ideas.”

    Here’s Martha Zoller, writing for the Business & Media Institute recounting a quick Q and A with Nancy Pelosi a few months ago:

    “The do-nothing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said last week that she supports reviving the Fairness Doctrine… When pressed further on whether she would allow the Broadcaster Freedom Act to repeal the Fairness Doctrine permanently, Pelosi said, ‘ No… The interest in my caucus is the reverse.'”

    Here’s Cliff Kincaid with Accuracy in Media quoting the Democratic Platform; as with the statement from the Obama campaign, pay particular attention to the liberal code words:

    “‘We will encourage diversity in the ownership of broadcast media, promote the development of new media outlets for expression of diverse viewpoints, and clarify the public interest obligations of broadcasters who occupy the nation’s spectrum,’ the Democratic platform says.”

    And finally, David Limbaugh sums it all up:

    “The left supports campaign finance reform, the Fairness Doctrine and other policies allegedly aimed at ensuring that both sides of the political argument be aired. But it’s a colossal fraud. Can you imagine what would be in store for political speech in this country if liberals resumed regulatory control of the airways? I can and am horrified at the prospect; and you should be, too.”

    The time to act is now.

    Pelosi, Schumer, Reid and other extreme-liberals in Congress will move quickly… possibly any day now.

    When they’re done, the First Amendment might as well read:

    Congress shall endeavor to make laws disrespecting establishments of religion, prohibiting the free exercise thereof; abridging the freedom of speech, and the right of the people peaceably to assemble…

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  2. rjjrdq Says:

    If the “fairness doctrine” is resurrected, They’ll just get more Alan Colmes clones for Hannity to slap around.

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  3. The Buzz » Blog Archive » Hannity and Limbaugh To Be Kicked Off the Air « Conservative … Says:

    […] Make no mistake, the racket you’ll soon be hearing in Washington will be the ker-blam of the wrecking ball, battering down freedom of speech in America, as Schumer and Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid use the so-called Fairness Doctrine to …[Continue Reading] […]

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  4. patricksperry Says:

    Ya think that there are that many people as stupid as him to keep things going..?

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  5. TexasFred Says:

    Blogs would take a hell of a hit too I am afraid… Maybe the ‘net itself…

    No, wait, the ‘net is safe, the libbers gotta get their porn from *somewhere*…

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  6. patricksperry Says:

    Well Fred, that leaves us out then. I think that blogs like yours, mine, Syd’s, and BZ will be the first among many to go…

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  7. Terra Says:

    I don’t blame anyone in particular (note: this liberal person wants no such thing, and if it wasn’t directed at liberals though the way that this is worded, it would be received by most “liberals” in the same way it would by most conservatives.) I want no abridgment in free speech (I know where my radio dial is). If such a thing goes out, liberal or not I will do my part to silence it.

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  8. patricksperry Says:

    Well stated Terra. Nice blog you have BTW! 😀

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  9. SunRa Says:

    Granted, free speech demands that no matter how vile Hannity and Limbaugh’s remarks may be, we must allow them to be heard without censorship or even limitation. If Rupert Murdoch is willing to pay to have them heard, so be it. My consternation is that unfortunately the level of discernment that the American public displays in filtering the lies and false scholarship. is so extraordinarily poor that misrepresentations and perverse logic creeps into the popular political biases so as to propogandize huge audiences who take their falsehoods very seriously, it’s accomplished in the same manner that a fundamentalist cleric utilizes to steer the poorly educated to accept their dangerous logic and worse, to affect multitudes of true believers and have them draw dangerously ignorant decisions based on lies that generate a plethora of dangerously mistaken conclusions. The Fox people claim a “no-spin” directive which is such an obvious lie to the well-educated, but results in countless errors in thinking and multiply their propoganda so hideously that we’re left with Joe McCarthy-like pejudice.
    Hopefully, time will erode their un-truths and just as McCarthy and demagogues that have been exposed for their dangerously harmful lies, Hannity and Limbaugh will eventually lose favor, even with the pathetically stupid. I can’t wait till these two lunatics are finally removed from the airwaves, not by censorship. but with the exposition of what their imbecilic ideas have generated, reducing the level of American discernment to such poor decision making that our country’s left in the poorest shape it’s been since the religious fanaticism of Columbus, and that’s going back some.

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  10. patricksperry Says:

    So then Sunra? Are you proposing that the MSM does not put their own spin on the news?

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  11. Terra Says:

    “free speech demands that no matter how vile Hannity and Limbaugh’s remarks may be, we must allow them to be heard without censorship or even limitation.”

    I want to mention that free speech doesn’t equate that we are allowed to say whatever we want whenever we want. It is more about censorship, not about individual words. While I quoted what I did I don’t mean for that to say that is exactly what that quote is saying, but displaying it so that we can understand the implications. We must be careful when talking about free speech as it does give false impressions.

    An example of my meaning would be if you yell “fire” and there is no fire but you think it is funny, and it causes problems where you are, it is fully within the rights of the state to change you for it. Free speech does NOT equate saying any words we want to, there are consequences and that is just.

    However, censorship is a different matter. Censorship is what free speech is about. I do not like Limbaugh, but I would not censor him. However, in the same breath if he is taking that to an extreme (I do not listen and therefore do not know) of say race baiting, and it creates problems it is right and just for there to be consequences to his actions. If those words are in fact only giving his opinions (and since I used race baiting we can talk about race, and even unfairness to whatever side without it being race baiting) then he has just as much right as anyone else to have his say.

    The difference is subtle, but it is there.

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  12. Terra Says:

    Sorry for 2 posts at once but I didn’t mention what censorship is 🙂

    Censorship is to not allow information and ideas out (generally the government not allowing it.) To continue with that race baiting thing, if it is race baiting and it is your opinion at the same time, the language needs to be looked at so the idea still comes out, the information is still present, but the race baiting is removed.

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  13. patricksperry Says:

    Not a problem Terra.
    One thing that I really liked reading your post is that you didn’t say that “You can’t yell fire in a crowded theater” as is so often done. If there really is a fire, then evacuating the people in the theater is of paramount importance.

    I think allowing people to state their opinions, no matter how vile, is very important. That way we know where those people are coming from. I used to listen to Rush everyday while at work (KOA Radio has great traffic reports!) and I never once heard him engage in race baiting. I did hear him make fun of others that engaged in racism. Later, he would nearly always be made out to be a racist. But the people that he reported on? Never! I am thinking L.A. Times specifically as an example. “The magic negro” piece. Rush got lam blasted, but the Times? Nope…

    Then there are also other aspects. Being a retired Paramedic that also was involved in Mass Casualty Incident Planning I like the goofballs in the world having a forum where their strange ideas and plans are all out in the open. After all, the first principle of warfare is information, and yes, I would consider a terrorist act warfare.
    All things in their time, and place…

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  14. Terra Says:

    I respect that completely 🙂 Like I said I don’t listen, I completely recognize that to many people look at individual sentences or parts of a sentence to come up with an idea of a stance. I don’t appreciate that, if I can’t find the entire interview or the entire thought I try to file under “I have no clue.” It is way to easy to take things out of context just because we are different people, with different things we know, then to add the removal of most of the context is in my opinion lame.

    ;P

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  15. snaggletoothie Says:

    I’ve begun to believe there is not a tolerant bone in the whole Democrat party. And while they have a little advantage they are going to leverage it to the max.

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  16. Patrick Sperry Says:

    In a general sense I have to agree with you snaggletoothie. I also have to believe that there are at least some Democrats out their that are not filled with malice. That, based upon observing people for more than a few years as well as watching group dynamics.

    Thanks for stopping by! Tight lines!

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  17. driedfrogpills Says:

    Good job – crush the opposition, stifle others opinions, silence the infidel, SIEG HEIL!!

    Carry on – you and the rest of the Hitler Youth are doing a hell of a job.

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  18. Patrick Sperry Says:

    And just who are you referring to there driedfrogpills?

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  19. Don Says:

    He’s referring to the founder of this feast, none other than P.S. whose rants against the liberals is the same tiresome rot spewed by these same two miserable asocial misanthropes, Hannity and Limbaugh, although to listen to the right wing pseudo-conservative ramblings of Mark Levin is about as irritating as listening to Uncle Adolph with his horribly annoying vocal delivery.

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  20. Patrick Sperry Says:

    So then vote with your dial Don. This is a pretty old post but it sure appears that every time something like this comes up? So do the ratings.

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