"I'm sure senators on both sides of the aisle are being pounded by these talk-radio people who don't even know what's in the bill," Lott said. He added that the "leadership will have to be prepared to do what needs to be done."
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Yeah, nothing like a bunch of dumb voters getting in the way of passing your bill eh?
The key point to note is when Lott says, "talk-radio people who don't even know what's in the bill." If we don't know what is in the bill why don't you tell us? Are you perhaps scared that the truth of the bill is worse than what the talking heads are saying is in there?
Further, what does he mean by, "do what needs to be done." Is he saying it is time to just ignore the voters in the country and ram this thing through? When I read that line I think of a dictator and not a senator.
I am not a conservative myself, I'm more of a libertarian. I do tend to side with the conservatives in government (not republicans) because they are closer to my ideals than anyone else. senator Trent Lott may be a Republican but he is no conservative.
Who bailed him out at Strom Thurmond's party when he was accused of making a racist remark about how things would be different if Thurmond had been president? Talk Radio did.
So why is senator Trent Lott suddenly looking to get rid of Talk Radio? Could it because, like all politicians, he sees Talk Radio as a threat because they are focusing their attention on a bad bill. A bill that no one seems to know what is in it?
Other Talk Radio News
In other Talk Radio news, democrat funded group, Center for American Progress, is pushing to get legislation passed to hinder the ability of conservative Talk Radio to exist. they are trying to bring back the Fairness Doctrine and they base their information on the dominance of conservative talk radio. they clearly neglect the fact that Talk Radio is the only area of the media conservatives dominate.
What about the broadcast networks? Which way do they swing?
MSNBC.com identified 144 journalists who made political contributions from 2004 through the start of the 2008 campaign, according to the public records of the Federal Election Commission. Most of the newsroom checkbooks leaned to the left: 125 journalists gave to Democrats and liberal causes. Only 17 gave to Republicans. Two gave to both parties. The pattern of donations, with nearly nine out of 10 giving to Democratic candidates and causes, appears to confirm a leftward tilt in newsrooms - at least among the donors, who are a tiny fraction of the roughly 100,000 staffers in newsrooms across the nation
Those numbers lead me to believe that mainstream media folks (non-Talk Radio) lean left. What is even funnier is the policy at the Times is: "Given the ease of Internet access to public records of campaign contributors, any political giving by a Times staff member would carry a great risk of feeding a false impression that the paper is taking sides."
It's not that they don't want there people to give to democrats it's that, because of the Internet, they don't want to get caught and make the paper look bad! Remember this old line, "it's not the crime, it's the cover-up" ??? I hear it ringing true today!
Talk Radio makes no bones about what side of the fence they are on. It's only the "mainstream" media that claims to be unbiased.
Return of the Fairness Doctrine
Here is the report from Think Progress, the leftie group setup by Bill Clinton's chief of staff, John Podesta, and it is run by him today. Here is also a nice breakdown of that report.
The liberals had their chance with Air America Radio. It failed. Now that they have experienced failure in the free market they are turning where all monopolists turn for protection, the government. They are trying to legislate equal results not equal access. I think that is the key point here. They don't believe in letting the market decide which opinion is wanted, they want to decide. So much for Freedom of Speech!
This then leads me to ask this question, "If they are going to enforce equal results on the radio industry will they also enforce it on broadcast and cable TV networks? Will they force CNN to host 12 hours of liberal news mixed in with 12 hours of conservative news? Why it's only fair if this Fairness Doctrine applies to everyone."
-- Danny Mc Guire