Monday, March 3, 2008

Blogger news: Fairness Doctrine, Terrorism, Conservatism

It has been a while since we have looked at the Fairness Doctrine, but now we have a reason to do so. The National Center for Public Policy Research and Project 21 will discuss this. There is also concern within the TSA by some concerned patriots about the same conditions being in place that existed prior to 9/11/2001. Let us not forget Columbia, eh? There is more news about what is happening than when I first started googling.

For Release: February 26, 2008
Contact: David Almasi at (202) 543-4110 x11 or Dalmas AT National

Backdoor Imposition of Fairness Doctrine Opposed by Black Broadcasters

New "Local Programming" Regulations Under FCC Consideration Could Lead to Broadcast Restrictions

>Washington, D.C. - Concerned that proposed Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations regarding "local programming content and diversity" could lead to a new "Fairness Doctrine," black broadcasting veterans affiliated with Project 21 have submitted comments to the FCC opposing new restrictions on currently-accepted political and social content.

"We've seen an explosion in broadcast content since the FCC set aside the political restrictions of the Fairness Doctrine over 20 years ago," said Project 21 Fellow Deneen Borelli. "To bring about new restrictions now would hurt businesses, political discourse and the diversity these proposed regulations purport to want to foster. All it will do is hurt free expression and free speech."

The FCC released a report in late January on the topic of "broadcast localism" that ostensibly seeks "to ensure that broadcasters are appropriately addressing the needs of their local communities." Some of the report's proposals include "increase[ing] local content and diversity in programming," "establish[ment of] permanent advisory boards... to consult periodically on community needs and issues" and new licensing guidelines to "ensure that all broadcasters provide some locally-oriented programming."

Project 21 members and other critics of new regulation of accepted broadcast content contend this would set the stage for a reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine. This defunct FCC rule, requiring broadcasters to present contrasting viewpoints on controversial issues, was abolished in 1987. Between the 1980s and today, talk radio grew from 75 stations nationwide to around 1,800. It is feared that a return of content restrictions would return broadcasting to what former NBC "Meet the Press" host Bill Monroe called "timid, don't-rock-the-boat coverage."

It also is noted that technological innovations such as the Internet, with services such as blogs, YouTube and other web sites, as well as 24-hour broadcast news outlets, make access to all views readily available.

"Media is a business driven by success and profit. While this FCC report proposes regulations with a veneer of promoting balance and fairness, a closer examination shows they will likely blunt today's most successful models of discourse," said Project 21 chairman Mychal Massie, a former talk radio host. "Any government interference in content that draws views or listeners and does not violate accepted standards of decency should be viewed hyper-critically."

Project 21 members submitting comments against the FCC's Report on Broadcast Localism and the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (MB Docket No. 04-233) include Chairman Mychal Massie, Fellow Deneen Borelli, and National Advisory Council members Kevin Martin, Bob Parks, the Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson and Elder Doctor Levon Yuille. All have been involved in radio and television broadcasting.

The comments submitted by Project 21 members can be downloaded at

For more information, contact David Almasi at (202) 543-4110 x11 or Dalmasi at National, or visit Project 21's website.

Here is the article from ACT! for America about the TSA not giving a darn about the true American citizens:
9/11 Redux: 'Thousands of Aliens' in U.S. Flight Schools Illegally.

Former FAA Inspector: TSA's Enforcement of Post-9/11 Laws 'Basically Nonexistent'

Feb. 27, 2008

Thousands of foreign student pilots have been able to enroll and obtain pilot licenses from U.S. flight schools, despite tough laws passed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, according to internal government documents obtained by ABC News.

"Some of the very same conditions that allowed the 9-11 tragedy to happen in the first place are still very much in existence today," wrote one regional security official to his boss at the TSA, the Transportation Security Administration. [emphasis added]

"Thousands of aliens, some of whom may very well pose a threat to this country, are taking flight lessons, being granted FAA certifications and are flying planes," wrote the TSA official, Richard A. Horn, in 2005, complaining that the students did not have the proper visas. [Continue reading.]

This article may move, so if you have any trouble, just let me know. I will retrieve it for you. (If I still have it. Sometimes I clean out my inbox.)

I have two good news articles from Dagney. First, of course, is her article. Then within her article, we find the same crap I've been finding.

Home Again, Home Again...What Was That Refrain?.


Her response to that story?

You are right!!!
I have the chills!!!!
I can't even express how HAPPY I am!!!!!!
This is URIBE's way to deal with terrorists!!!"

Don't you love it when friends get good news!?! Of course, that is not the way much of the world see this story, especially the drive by media!

"Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez threatened to join the rebels in a war to overthrow hard-line Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, a key ally of the United States, deploying tanks, fighter jets and thousands of troops along the Colombian border."

WaPo calls the radical socialist Chavez "Venezuelan President...", but refers to Colombia's President Alvaro Uribe as "hard-line". Of course the liberal socialists at the Washington Post revere our enemy socialist Chavez, but hate our ally Uribe! Why anyone believes anything these people write is just beyond me! [Continue reading.]

In case you are unaware, Columbia has been at war with its southern border for over 20 years now. They are harboring Hamas, Hizbollah, IRA, and FARC. All of which are known to be terrorists. Any enemy of the USA is certainly a friend of Chavez in Venezuela and those 'useless idiots' in Hollywood and the Left in Congress. It is such a shame that these people would prefer to see their own demise than to stand for their own country. It begs the question, "Why don't you move then?"

Here is an email I received from one of the movers and shakers out here in California, and I would like to share it with you:
What are the Principles of Conservatives?

Folks, as fighters for freedom we need to understand the foundation of our beliefs. This article by David Limbaugh gives us a precise explanation of the principles of conservative views. While we may spend a lot of time helping run political organizations, elect candidates and defeat/support ballot measures, all of this activity is based on values and principles. Pass this along to your friends. Let them know why you are a conservative. [Hopefully to] better understand your own views and let liberals know the hypocrisy of their views. Read this explanation of conservatism.

Note: No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.

Syndicate My Content - Info Here.
Stephen is a good guy, and he has been at this for quite a long time. Please go to his site and check it out.

OMG! I just hit the jackpot. See, wherever I googled, all I came up with is Chavez or Venezuela. I have just found out where the Columbian news has been hiding. (sarcasm) I will give some of the links here:

South America gripped by Colombia-Ecuador crisis. AFP
Colombia: Chavez funding FARC rebels.
Correa: Ecuador was in talks with rebels.
Diplomatic disputes in Latin America.
Venezuela, Ecuador break Colombia ties over raid.
US backs Colombia's efforts against 'terrorist' rebels. AFP - Mon Mar 3, 3:34 PM ET
Documents show Chavez gave FARC $300 million, Colombia claims. McClatchy Newspapers - Mon Mar 3, 2:33 PM ET

For more information, please check out these sites: South America News Sources and Off the Wires: Columbia.

I am totally fed up with the Left. NOT EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS IN THIS WORLD IS THE FAULT OF THE USA! I don't that most of it is. When will people become responsible for themselves? Oh! I've an idea...let's stop giving them money! ;)

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