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Liberals Pressure Obama Admin to Muzzle Wisconsin Talk Radio
Redstate ^ | 6/4/2013 | briansikma

Posted on 06/04/2013 10:16:32 AM PDT by Signalman

A liberal activist and her group are continuing their efforts to silence talk radio in Wisconsin. Upset that the state’s two largest AM stations, WTMJ and WISN in Milwaukee, have show hosts with right-of-center political leanings, the group Media Action Center filed complaints last year asking the Federal Communications Commission to investigate the stations and force them to give more air time to Democrats and liberals. If they didn’t, the group asked the Obama Administration’s FCC to deny at least one station – WTMJ – its license to broadcast.

Last week, Sue Wilson, the head of MAC, used the anniversary of the initial complaints to tout a petition campaign she has launched to call on the FCC to crack down on talk radio across the country. Citing the recall election of Governor Scott Walker in Wisconsin as an example, Wilson said the actions of WTMJ and WISN show that talk radio abuses the public airways by promoting Republican candidates while ignoring Democratic candidates.

Wilson late last year filed a pleading with the FCC asking the federal government to deny the renewal of WTMJ’s broadcast license. Her petition, which is gathering signatures on a MoveOn.org hosted platform, states that, “The FCC must use its power to draw a clear distinction between fact and opinion in order to protect the public’s access to “bonafide” news on our public airwaves. Safeguarding the public interest is the FCC’s sacred obligation.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: redstate; talkradio; wisconsin; wisn; wtmj

1 posted on 06/04/2013 10:16:32 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: Signalman

He must be put on my favorite conservative radio list.


2 posted on 06/04/2013 10:17:51 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: Signalman
Liberals.

Is there any Amendment in the Bill of Rights they do not hate?

3 posted on 06/04/2013 10:18:43 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: Signalman

Tell you what liberals - how about we make the public pay for Wisconsin Public Radio and call it fair? Already done.


4 posted on 06/04/2013 10:19:38 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Ping.


5 posted on 06/04/2013 10:21:16 AM PDT by Jean S
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To: Linda Frances; Signalman; All

http://www.wiba.com

Listen live for free through ‘I Heart Radio.’ We broadcast right from The Belly of the Beast in ‘The People’s Republik of Madistan,’ here in Wisconsin. :)

The delusional liberals in this state should be VERY afraid. :)


6 posted on 06/04/2013 10:27:25 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Signalman

**** Wilson late last year filed a pleading with the FCC asking the federal government to deny the renewal of WTMJ’s broadcast license. Her petition, which is gathering signatures on a MoveOn.org hosted platform, states that, “The FCC must use its power to draw a clear distinction between fact and opinion in order to protect the public’s access to “bonafide” news on our public airwaves. Safeguarding the public interest is the FCC’s sacred obligation.” ****

Do it. Do it you moron, liberal scum. Open that box.

Now let’s see... I guess it will fall to the FCC to be sure that the rest of broadcast media is fair? NBCCBSABCCNNMSNBCNPR will need some serious scrutiny.

While I reserve my deepest hate for the traitorous media, I have enough bile left for the liberal foot soldiers.


7 posted on 06/04/2013 10:29:18 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: Signalman
It's not profitable to put leftwing crazy talk shows on the radio. Remember the utter, crashing failure of Air Amerika? People get enough of the extreme Leftist/Socialist/Communist/Totalitarian indoctrination at school, in the movies, and on TV.

It shows that they are very insecure about their agenda if they have control of 90% of the media and can't stand the light of Conservatism to shine on a smaller medium like radio....

8 posted on 06/04/2013 10:32:24 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Signalman

Email sent to McConnell

McConnell plans to allow the bill to proceed by unanimous consent. It is precisely this cloddish leadership from McConnell that has rendered our filibuster-breaking minority worthless.

Let someone with courage lead if you have no courage! You will lose your election if you do this! We’re ready to go third party if this is how the republicans act.

I also sent email to gop.com telling them if this goes through we will go third party and asked by they are trying to destroy the party.


9 posted on 06/04/2013 10:33:13 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: Signalman

I posted that last one on wrong thread.


10 posted on 06/04/2013 10:34:05 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: Signalman

Since Reagan ended the Fairness Doctrine there is absolutely no legal basis for what these groups are asking.


11 posted on 06/04/2013 10:37:38 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Signalman

LOL!
Conservative groups in Wisconsin should peition to force ABCCBSNBCCNN off the air for their lies, spin, and obvious bias.


12 posted on 06/04/2013 10:39:32 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Signalman

13 posted on 06/04/2013 10:40:03 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: brownsfan
“We strongly object to the rightwingers for blatantly broadcasting the truth to the subjects of the United Socialist States of Amerika! How dare they spread truth and morality to the public?

We have nearly a lock on what people hear and think and we are NOT about to have the masses find out what is really going on. Do you think we worked so long and hard for the last 40 years moulding the children's minds to our way of thinking?

Unfortunately, the government does not have the option to use the final solution to rid our country of the dangerous truths that made this country strong or the vile anti-tryannical ideas spewed forth by the founders...yet.

So, in an attempt to stifle the ugly 2nd amendment, we demand that all right wing radio stations shut down or at least play rebroadcasts of speeches by Mao, Stalin, Ceausescu, PolPot., Hilary Clinton, Bill Mahr, al gore, Obama or any other correct thinking people for a minimum of 20 hours a day on every radio station in Wisconsin.

We think that's only fair!”

MoveOn.crap, Progressive Lunatic Society of Wisconsin, The Midwest Global Warming Taxes NOW Cabal, Nazis for Wiscansin, American LaRASA Coalition, and Black Panthers Knitting Club of West Milwaukee

14 posted on 06/04/2013 10:45:39 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Lazamataz
Liberals. Is there any Amendment in the Bill of Rights they do not hate?

Apparently they are rather fond of the Fifth, when invoked by bureaucrats to avoid prosecution for pursuing nakedly political objectives in violation of Federal law.

15 posted on 06/04/2013 10:50:49 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: Lazamataz
Oh, they like the Bill of Rights. They are just against the same rights for those whom they disagree.

Funny thing though — if two stations were too many, the free market would dictate it and one or both would have to shut down. Apparently, there are plenty of listeners and advertisers.

But it is not about the free market and all about controlling “the message.” So, what they are saying is screw you talk radio listener, we know what is best for you and we are going to control what you listen to.

16 posted on 06/04/2013 10:51:27 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Signalman

Liberals displaying their inner fascism.


17 posted on 06/04/2013 10:52:41 AM PDT by Obadiah (What is twisted cannot be straightened...)
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To: Signalman

Already going on behind the scenes, including veiled threats to advertisers and corporate radio station owners.


18 posted on 06/04/2013 10:53:40 AM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: Signalman

I dream of the day when we conservatives have our own re-education camps. This dimwit features high on my list of enrollees . . .


19 posted on 06/04/2013 10:55:30 AM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: Signalman
Such a ban would be immediately shot down by the courts because it becomes a true First Amendment issue since the government becomes directly involved through the FCC.
20 posted on 06/04/2013 10:55:51 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Last Dakotan

You make a great point

How about in the RESPONSE to this we demand that public radio give equal time to conservative views.


21 posted on 06/04/2013 10:56:17 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Mr. K

You actually have a much better case for that because public radio is funded in part with our tax dollars.


22 posted on 06/04/2013 10:57:29 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Signalman

They better be careful because we can turn this around and demand equal time for conservatives on ABCNNBCBSMSNBCPBS


23 posted on 06/04/2013 10:58:13 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: dhs12345

Yet whenever a lib talk station drops the format for ANY reason (switch to another format, station sold, goes off the air because the land under the transmitter is worth more than they can bill over the next seven years...) it immediately becomes part of a GIANT CONSPIRACY THEORY!


24 posted on 06/04/2013 10:59:40 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Exactly. Because they are in denial.

“After all, it can't be their message.” /sarc

25 posted on 06/04/2013 11:05:38 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Signalman

Here’s our gal, the first lady of Wisconsin conserative talk radio, Vicki McKenna:

https://www.facebook.com/vickimckennapage

Not only is she down in the trenches with conservative groups and activists, but she’s on four Wisconsin commercial radio stations, you know - the kind that actually have to MAKE money instead of just spend it!

The left always tells us exactly who and what they fear.


26 posted on 06/04/2013 11:11:53 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Signalman; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; ..

Liberals try to boot Sykes and Belling from the air in Wisconsin

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.

I’ve long said that the problem here in WI is that there is not a strong, conservative presence on the radio outside of Milwaukee. I think Vickie McKenna is now on on the western border, but it is too soon to show a difference.


27 posted on 06/04/2013 11:23:46 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Signalman
Wilson said the actions of WTMJ and WISN show that talk radio abuses the public airways by promoting Republican candidates while ignoring Democratic candidates.

The liberals already have TV, can't they just let us have our radio? We go to the radio because we have long since written off TV as lost.
28 posted on 06/04/2013 11:28:13 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: brownsfan
“The FCC must use its power to draw a clear distinction between fact and opinion in order to protect the public’s access to “bonafide” news on our public airwaves. Safeguarding the public interest is the FCC’s sacred obligation.”

Let's parse this - The government must use its power to draw a clear distinction between fact and opinion. Really? Just as a practical matter, just imagine how many bureaucrats would have to be hired to keep track of every media out to do this. It's just been shown that the "factcheckers" out there have been biased against Republicans. What are government "factcheckers" going to do?

"Bonafide" news? {snort}. Benghazi, IRS, Fast & Furious and JournoGate have already been determined to be NOT "bonafide" news stories by the mainstream media. Just imagine what the Obama Administration would consider "bonafide"

"Sacred duty" of the FCC - huh? What happened to separation of church and state. Well, liberals consider big government to be god, so I can understand this liberals thinking that it's a sacred duty of government to protect citizens (serf, slaves, peons) from hurting their little heads with wrong information.

Just think of the mindset you need to think up an idea like this. Whew! She'd make a great concentration camp guard.

29 posted on 06/04/2013 11:36:46 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (.Are they stupid, malicious or evil?)
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To: Jabba the Nutt

The OBVIOUS QUESTION!!!! Is the Media Action Center a 501-3C organization?????


30 posted on 06/04/2013 11:59:01 AM PDT by Hillary'sMoralVoid
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To: Signalman

I’m quite sure they don’t like WIBA either...


31 posted on 06/04/2013 12:05:12 PM PDT by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: Signalman

Mark Belling who subs for Rush once in a while is on WISN Milwaukee following Rush at 3:00 CDT. They can be heard on the internet.


32 posted on 06/04/2013 12:07:40 PM PDT by Datom (Still runnin' "Against the Wind.")
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To: Signalman
If they didn’t, the group asked the Obama Administration’s FCC to deny at least one station – WTMJ – its license to broadcast.

TRANSLATION: they asked the ObamaNazis to pull off a Kristallnacht.

33 posted on 06/04/2013 12:12:01 PM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: Signalman

34 posted on 06/04/2013 12:19:22 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Signalman
The idea that “conservative” political discussion should be censored depends on the planted axiom that journalism is objective. However,
People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices. It is impossible indeed to prevent such meetings, by any law which either could be executed, or would be consistent with liberty and justice. But though the law cannot hinder people of the same trade from sometimes assembling together, it ought to do nothing to facilitate such assemblies; much less to render them necessary. - Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations (Book I, Ch 10)
. . . and the “Associated” Press is nothing if not a virtual meeting of all major news organizations - a meeting which has been going on since before the Civil War. It didn’t take long for that continuous meeting to produce “a conspiracy against the public” in the form of journalism’s claim of “journalistic objectivity.” A century and a half later, the AP is little else but “a conspiracy against the public.”
When journalists claim “objectivity,” they mean nothing other than what the ancient Greek Sophists meant by “wisdom.” That resulted in the Philosophy school of thought, which eschewed any claim of superior wisdom, insisting only to love wisdom, and to demand facts and logic as the basis of argumentation. The Sophists gave their name to “sophistry” - which is the opposite of dependence on evidence and logic. “Objective Journalism” is sophistry, is a conspiracy against the public.

35 posted on 06/04/2013 12:20:20 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (“Liberalism” is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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To: Signalman

Sue Wilson

TY @votegun Real reporting is costly, involves developing sources, discovering facts. Talk is cheap, opinions re other’s work. bitly/ZBNBoN
(1 hour ago )

“My battle with right wing radio is heating up. I need to clone about three more of me to keep up.” http://t.co/L2ihV1eoRL #p2b
(1 June 2013 11:45 AM, PDT )

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3302369/twitter

The right wing is coming out in force to attack me. Please lend your voice to the convo! http://t.co/5QIIHJedXm via @HuffPostMedia #tcot
(30 May 2013 1:32 PM, PDT )

Stations claiming Right wing talk radio is “bonafide news.” Say NO in a big way! http://t.co/3yAi0VwltW #p2b
(30 May 2013 11:06 AM, PDT )


36 posted on 06/04/2013 12:22:59 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Signalman

Can’t compete...bitch & sic the government on your enemy.

The liberals way.


37 posted on 06/04/2013 12:24:13 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Hillary'sMoralVoid

Sue Wilson

Media Action Center
Director..

SueWilsonReports.com
Editor..

Occupy Wall Street
Collaborator · In 2011..

California State University, Long Beach

Class of 1987 · Radio/TV/Film · Outstanding Graduate · Long Beach, California..

Bismarck High School
Class of 1975 · Bismarck, North Dakota


38 posted on 06/04/2013 12:30:42 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Signalman

39 posted on 06/04/2013 12:31:38 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Signalman

Can’t the liberals come in and debate the conservative radio show hosts?


40 posted on 06/04/2013 1:10:38 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Signalman
Maybe the libs could start their own liberal radio network to counter conservative talk radio. They could buy up local stations around the country,and hire liberal hosts like Randi Rhodes and Mike Malloy. They could come up with a catchy name for the network, something like "Air America”, and they could......oh......wait a minute.....never mind!
41 posted on 06/04/2013 1:29:19 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Linda Frances

We are an untargeted Section 501 organization. Your tax deductible donations are protected by the man upstairs,or downstairs!(Depends on who you ask?)

“All contributions are tax-deductible.”

http://media-alliance.stores.yahoo.net/breakinfreel.html


42 posted on 06/04/2013 1:41:16 PM PDT by Rock N Jones
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I am listening to Mark Belling right now. Have for nearly 20 years.

Vicki is a fearless warrior for the cause.

God Bless them both.

Mark is priceless. I can’t even begin to list all the things he’s brought to the attention of the voting public.

Dan Conry of am1130 and am1310 does a wonderful passionate job of defending real American values, as well.

(I am preaching to the local choir)


43 posted on 06/04/2013 1:48:57 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Happy, happy,happy." Phil Robertson)
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To: kcvl
Actually "Hate Speech IS Free Speech.

Just think of the practical problems. Who determines what "hate speech" is? Can this ruling be appealed? Who pays? Are there exemptions to the rule? Can the Koran be banned as hate? If not, why not?

If you want to create a conflict society progs, keep up with this cr*p.

44 posted on 06/04/2013 3:47:46 PM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (.Are they stupid, malicious or evil?)
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To: bigbob; SkyDancer; Diana in Wisconsin
We have some great conservative talk show hosts in Wisconsin. From Charlie Sykes to Mark Belling and Vicki McKenna.

We are fortunate indeed. Amazing how we've gotten to a point in this country where open debate, which is a cornerstone of our nation, now is scorned by those who can't handle it?

45 posted on 06/04/2013 7:41:18 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

On a good day we can get WTMJ up here in central Wisconsin.


46 posted on 06/04/2013 7:42:11 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: kcvl

Do they have the word “Idiots” posted on their backs?


47 posted on 06/04/2013 7:43:34 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Signalman
The FCC "Fairness Doctrine" was used by liberals/progressives to restrict the First Amendment without having to repeal it -- they enforced "fairness" by threatening to take the radio station owners' licenses if citizens complained about their programming content

IOW there are subtle ways especially today that could take the courts decades to catch on. Some courts did finally start ruling that the Fairness Doctrine was not needed a few years preceding Reagan ending the FCC's ability to enforce Fairness Doctrine.

I remember all those years.. we were the silenced generation even though we had the First Amendment. We still have the Second Amendment but pukes are working around the clock to take the guns away with deleting the Second Amendment.. like making it almost impossible to buy ammo -- or declaring that we are all nutcases.

48 posted on 06/04/2013 9:54:52 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: kcvl

Awww... looks like someone has a jealousy issue. What’s the matter Sue? Can’t get your own radio show so you want to try to get people fired?


49 posted on 06/05/2013 4:07:13 AM PDT by LibertyRocks
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