Skip to comments.Liberals Pressure Obama Admin to Muzzle Wisconsin Talk Radio
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 states 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 didnt, the group asked the Obama Administrations 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 WTMJs 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 publics access to bonafide news on our public airwaves. Safeguarding the public interest is the FCCs sacred obligation.
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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)
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.
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?
On a good day we can get WTMJ up here in central Wisconsin.
Do they have the word “Idiots” posted on their backs?
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.
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?
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