Thursday, 13 March 2008

Bush: ‘Fairness Doctrine’ unfair

Fully irony overload here, Bush thinks a bill requiring Broadcasters to be fair would be (guess what?) unfair! I really should quote the whole thing as nearly every sentence contains a 24 caret Orwellian gem (he even uses the term for chrissake!) my head nearly exploded.

In Nashville today, during a speech to the National Religious Broadcasters Convention, President Bush said there’s nothing fair about the so-called “Fairness Doctrine” that once required broadcasters to offer air time for competing ideologies.

The FCC got rid of it about 20 years ago. Now, some Democrats in Congress - long the target of popular conservative radio talk-show hosts - think it’s time to bring it back.

Perish the thought, Bush told the religious broadcasters in the following passage that ends with a veto promise.

“This organization has had many important missions, but none more important than ensuring our airways - America’s airways - stay open to those who preach the ‘Good News.’ The very first amendment to our Constitution includes the freedom of speech and the freedom of religion. Founders believed these unalienable rights were endowed to us by our Creator. They are vital to a healthy democracy, and we must never let anyone take those freedoms away.”

Tip to SeeingTheForest for the link.