FCC Chairman Fears Obama Regime Would Silence Blogs

by Van Helsing | August 13, 2008 3:30 pm

Blogs have been a major thorn in the side of the left-wing mainstream media, exposing its lies, shining light on stories it wants to bury, and offering alternative points of view that undermine establishment propaganda. This may be one reason the MSM has labored so mightily to install Barack Obama in the White House. FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell explains:

Key quotes, via Business and Media Institute[1]:

So you know, this election, if it goes one way, we could see a re-imposition of the Fairness Doctrine. There is a discussion of it in Congress. […] I think it will be called something else and I think it’ll be intertwined into the net neutrality debate.

In other words, a new version of the Orwellian Fairness Doctrine[2] would be used not just to hush Rush, but to censor the Internet. Another key quote:

Then, whoever is in charge of government is going to determine what is fair, under a so-called “Fairness Doctrine,” which won’t be called that — it’ll be called something else. So, will Web sites, will bloggers have to give equal time or equal space on their Web site to opposing views rather than letting the marketplace of ideas determine that?

Imagine the people who run the DMV regulating every word published on blogs to impose conformity with their moonbatty conception of “fair.” Good-bye blogosphere. But at least we’ll always have fair and balanced PBS.

On a tip from Lyle. Cross-posted at Moonbattery[3].

  1. Business and Media Institute: http://www.businessandmedia.org/articles/2008/20080812160747.aspx
  2. Fairness Doctrine: http://www.heritage.org/Research/Regulation/EM368.cfm
  3. Moonbattery: http://www.moonbattery.com/

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