Friday, February 20, 2009

Sen. Jim DeMint attempts preemptive strike on Fairness Doctrine

Sen. Jim DeMint is introducing a bill to force a vote on the Fairness Doctrine. The more I learn about Sen. Jim DeMint; the more I wish he was my Senator. He is a rising star in the Republican Party and a man who is willing to take a leading role, even if there is risk. The Republican Party is in need of bold leaders now. We should all support Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina.
DeMint to Force Vote on Fairness Doctrine

Thursday, February 19, 2009 6:49 PM

By: Jim Meyers Article Font Size

Sen. Jim DeMint announced that he will force a vote next week on a bill that prevents the Federal Communications Commission from reinstating the

The South Carolina Republican's bill, the Broadcaster Freedom Act, is co-sponsored by John Thune, R-S.D., and 27 others and will be offered as an amendment to the D.C. Voting Rights bill.

President Barack Obama is opposed to any move to bring back the Fairness Doctrine, spokesman Ben LaBolt said Wednesday.

But as Sen. DeMint notes in a statement, some Democrats in Congress have indicated that they would support a reinstatement.

Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, asked in a recent interview if she favored reinstatement, said: "I think it's absolutely time to pass a standard. Now, whether it's called the Fairness Standard, whether it's called something else, I absolutely think it's time to be bringing accountability to the airwaves."

Back in June, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was asked by John Gizzi of Human Events if she personally supported the revival of the Fairness Doctrine, and she declared: "Yes." (exceprted) read more at

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