Right out of the “some things will never die” category, we find the most recent machinations from Bill Clinton. (There are two things about liberal ex-Presidents, they never shut up and the liberal press always manages to find them when they want to yap. Please note that Republican ex-Presidents can only be found pictured on the milk cartons at your neighborhood store..)
In chatting with radio host Mario Solis Marich, Bill said, “well you either ought to have the Fairness Doctrine or we ought to have more balance on the other side.. because essentially there’s always been a lot of big money to support the right wing talk shows and lets face it, you know, Rush Limbaugh is fairly entertaining even when he is saying things that I think are ridiculous..” He continued on, “..more balance in the programs or have some opportunity for people to offer countervailing opinions..”
Remember that with “liberal definitional inversion”, words that are used by the left usually have diametrical definitions when they are practically applied. “Fairness” when bandied about by the left, never is “fair”.. “Fairness” is just the liberal’s phonetic fascism, perfumed for full effect and salted to distaste. The “Fairness Doctrine”, like the “economic stimulus package” is nothing more than “Democratic Definitional Diversion/Inversion”.
Since Bill Clinton refuses to be silent like his wife, (AKA: the employed Clinton, starring as the “Invisible Woman” in the Obama progressive pantheon..) we need to properly dissect his discourse..
If the lairs of the left are to be believed, the “Fairness Doctrine” IS “more balance on the other side”. The ridiculous redundancy aside, it is MANDATORY balance as opposed to the “balance” of the free market.
As with all liberals, Bill has no understanding of the free market when he says, “..there’s always been a lot of big money to support the right wing talk shows..” (Ignore the fact that liberals like Mark Green put up “big money” for the failed “Scare America” radio channel.) This “big money” comes from one vital component that the socialist screamers will never have.. an audience. This “big money” comes from advertisers who want to present their products to the biggest market that they can. The reason radio loser/comedian Franken ran for the Senate was so that he could expand the audience of people who recognize him in public into the double digits for the first time.. (Liberal dichotomy factor: Franken wasn’t funny as a comedian, now that he is a “politician”, he is hilarious..)
Bill tried to stumble into something remotely resembling the truth when he said, “..lets face it, you know, Rush Limbaugh is fairly entertaining even when he says things that I think are ridiculous..” He has located the missing element, “entertaining”. The morose morons of the brown shirt brigade are so humorless and uninformative that they can’t even “entertain” each other. The liberal audience is always available, it’s not like they are busy with things like work, so if they could at least present a palatable product for consumption, this “Rush” to censorship wouldn’t be necessary..
I always found Bill Clinton to be most “entertaining” while he was saying things that I KNEW (not “think”) were “ridiculous”.. Isn’t it “ridiculous” when someone who routinely says such “ridiculous” things as “it depends what the definition of ‘is’ is..” has the audacity (of hope) to say that anyone else says “ridiculous” things?
The “Fairness Doctrine” isn’t likely to disappear anytime soon. The liberals have enough collectivists in office to either surreptitiously or overtly slide this stinker onto the front burners. Within the past two years, a number of liberal luminaries have been pounding the progressive drums and sending up the socialist smoke signals in hopes of resurrecting this censorship.
Richard (call me “Dick”) “Turban” Durbin (L-IL.) in June of 2007 said, “It’s time to reinstitute the Fairness Doctrine”. His opinion on this matter was shared at the time by John Kerry (L-MA) who said that he would unquestionably vote for the Fairness Doctrine before he votes against..
On June 24, 2008, “Nuremberg” Nancy Pelosi (L-CA) told reporters that her fellow Democratic representatives did not want to forbid the reintroduction of the Fairness Doctrine because “the interest in my caucus is the reverse..” When asked specifically by reporter John Gizzi, “Do you personally support revival of the Fairness Doctrine?”, the “Princess of the Porcelain Puss” said, “Yes.”
On October 22, 2008, Jeff “Bolshevik” Bingaman (L-NM) said, “all stations should present a balanced perspective and different points of view.” He added, “..discussion was at a higher level and more intelligent in those days than it has become since.” As someone who looks too much like John Kerry (Think: Easter Island..) and as a carrier of the flaming flambeau of today’s liberal regressive-ism, he firmly places himself within the “since” category.
On February 4,2009, Debbie “Socialist” Stabenow (L-MI) said to liberal Bill Press (who apparently has unfettered access to the airwaves unlike so many of his Marxist contemporaries..) that “..it was time to bring back the Doctrine.” And “..it’s time to be bringing accountability to the airwaves.”
Stabenow’s “expertise” in the area of the Fairness Doctrine comes from being a former social worker before becoming part of the Finance Committee and the Budget Committee. (Note how well she has performed relative to the “budget and financial” mess that the “economic stimulus package” is allegedly “addressing”..) She also is part of the Agricultural Nutritional and Forestry Committee. This irrelevant body of “work” leads me to wonder if there is any “conflict of interest” relative to (I wish I was Eugene) Deb’s diatribes since her significant other is one Thomas Athans. Athans founded and was the CEO of uber-liberal “Democracy Radio” (Remember, definitional inversion.) who later became the Executive Vice President for programming at Scare America.. (Talk about a job where making “busy work” is important..) Sounds to me as if her ox (and bank account) is being “AlGored” by the competition.
On Febrary 11, 2009, Tom Harkin, better known as Howard Dean’s idiotic on stage cheerleader during his “primary primal scream” back in January of 2004, said to Bill Press (STILL an oppressed liberal minority in the media..) “..we gotta get the Fairness Doctrine back into law again.”
Which brings us back to the February 13, 2009 chin wagging of Billy Bob Clinton..
In all of this progressive pother disguised as “fairness” there is one thing missing.. Why aren’t the liberals demanding “fairness” from the ridiculously liberally biased major television networks? (Not to mention the “impartial” print media..) I have yet to hear a demand from Durban for “fairness” from ABC. No puling from Pelosi for “fairness” from CBS. No bawling from Bingaman for “fairness” from NBC. No screeds from Stabenow for “fairness” from CNN. No howls from Harkin for “fairness” from MSNBC..
Until the left, the progressive paragons of the First Amendment and “free speech” until you disagree with them, finally decides to address the one thing missing from their “fictitious façade of fairness”, the rest of us will see their posturing as yet another attempt to disguise the goosestepping that they demand with a perverted progressive pride..