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Democrats Seek Partisan Bailout For Their Media Propaganda Outlets

May 22, 2009

Could you imagine Democrats rushing to his rescue if Rush Limbaugh needed a bailout? Even if he was a black man (Alan Keyes), or Asian (Michelle Malkin), or Hispanic (Linda Chavez)? Would a conservative minority broadcaster get a helping hand from Democrats if his or her station were failing?

How naive do you have to be to say “sure, they would.”

Democrats seek financial rescue of minority-owned broadcasters

By Silla Brush
Posted: 05/19/09

High-ranking House Democrats are urging the Treasury Department to prop up minority-owned broadcasters suffering from a lack of capital and lost advertising revenue amid the economic slump.

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) is leading an effort to convince Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to take “decisive action” by extending credit to this sector of the broadcasting industry.

Clyburn and other senior members, including House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), argue that minority-owned broadcasters are sound businesses, but that the recession could undermine the government’s efforts to diversify the airwaves.

A number of members from the Congressional Black Caucus signed the letter, too.

“While many jobs are at stake, a more important principle — the government’s fundamental interest in promoting a diversity of voices, including service to underserved communities — is severely threatened,” the members write in a draft of a letter that was scheduled to be sent Tuesday.

Hey, I’ve got an idea: let’s have a “Congressional White Caucus.” Let’s have them start pushing to give government money to WHITE media broadcasters so they can push the hard core “white conservative agenda.”

Oh, wait. That would be racist. Big time racist. Just like the Congressional Black Caucus is officially racist. And incredibly ideological and partisan. This isn’t a racist country. We’ve elected a black president, whom the media continually tell us is incredibly popular. Yet these people nakedly play the race card day after day in the most shrill, partisan, and hateful tones.

You want to see racism today? Just listen to liberals talk about black conservatives.

Funding one group of broadcasters over another is just another form of the Fairness Doctrine – and conservatives have been pointing that out. Either way, they have no intention of allowing people and their ideas to compete on a level playing field. They are determined to tilt that field to favor their side.

Democrats are enthusiastic supporters of “Fairness” when it comes to pushing their biased agenda. From a previous article I pointed out:

When asked if it was time to bring back the Fairness Doctrine, Senator Debbie Stabenow said:

SENATOR DEBBIE STABENOW (D-MI): 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. I mean, our new president has talked rightly about accountability and transparency. You know, that we all have to step up and be responsible. And, I think in this case, there needs to be some accountability and standards put in place.

Stabenow is in the process of forcing hearings on “radio accountability,” and doesn’t regard the fact that her husband Tom Athans – the executive vice president of failed liberal radio program Air America – would directly benefit from her Fairness to Fascism Doctrine.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi – when she’s not in Italy lecturing the pope that Catholics should support abortion – has indicated that she personally supports the revival of the Fairness Doctrine “without hesitation.”

Representative Maurice Hinchey said on February 13:

“I think the Fairness Doctrine should be reinstated,” Hinchey told CNNRadio. Hinchey says he could make it part of a bill he plans to introduce later this year overhauling radio and t-v ownership laws.

Senator Dick Durbin has said:

“It’s time to reinstitute the Fairness Doctrine,” said Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.). “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.”

And then there’s Dianne Feinstein:

Senate Rules Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said she planned to “look at the legal and constitutional aspects of” reviving the Fairness Doctrine.

“I believe very strongly that the airwaves are public and people use these airwaves for profit,” she said. “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.”

Senator Charles Schumer has also recently weighed in:

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday defended the so-called Fairness Doctrine in an interview on Fox News, saying, “I think we should all be fair and balanced, don’t you?”

And Bill Clinton has tossed his two cents in:

“Well, you either ought to have the Fairness Doctrine or we ought to have more balance on the other side,” Clinton said, “because essentially there’s always been a lot of big money to support the right wing talk shows and let face it, you know, Rush Limbaugh is fairly entertaining even when he is saying things that I think are ridiculous….”

Clinton said that there needs to be either “more balance in the programs or have some opportunity for people to offer countervailing opinions.”

I saved the Clinton line for last because was accompanied with the lovely line by the evil conservative:

In a classic liberal hypocrisy, the Democrats who use words like “tolerance” and “civil liberties” are showing their true intolerant selves, and preparing to trample on our Bill of Rights. They are starting with the First Amendment.

It’s a warmer, fuzzier brand of fascism. With Oprah and Obama replacing Mussolini and Hitler. The same ideas hold sway, however. Scratch a liberal, find a fascist.

The Democratic Party is the engine of totalitarian fascism today. They want big government. REAL big government. They want government control over every single facet of society. They are very tolerant, as long as you see things exactly as they do – otherwise, they will come after you and use the power of both government and media to destroy you.

Republicans never sought to advance particular media outlets or particular media personalities because they understand how dangerous it is to mix government and media. But liberals – just like the Marxists, just like the fascist that likewise come from the left – seem to be perfectly at home with growing government over the sphere of media just as they have grown government over everything else.