Skip to comments.Where's Fairness Doctrine Fight Over NBC Airing Al Gore's Live Earth Concerts?
Posted on 07/04/2007 7:02:30 AM PDT by FreeKeys
What is NBC doing airing dozens of hours of Al Gore's Live Earth concerts this coming weekend? And why are the Fairness Doctrine proponents of the Democrat Party not objecting to this outright gift of unequal time to just one side of a controversial issue?
NBC is reportedly airing hours of the concerts hours upon hours on and through various NBC platforms. Al Gore is the chairman of the Live Earth project. NBC is a company which is owned by a corporation which must declare its political contributions.
Does anybody think the Live Earth concerts are not a political statement by Gore's supporters that will end up benefiting Al Gore? Does anybody think Al Gore isn't running for president? I know he's said he's not, and every time I get a Democrat analyst sitting next to me, he or she says he's not. But it sure looks like he's running to me.
You do recall he was the original Bush hater. Didn't like Bush, didn't like the war. He's been calling for us to come home before we even touched home base in Baghdad.
Plus this whole deal about the planet melting. Gore is the left's guy, and he plays to his base.
So what's NBC doing giving Gore so many hours of airtime on NBC owned and operated television operations? Does this constitute a political contribution of free airtime? Do the people who want the return of the Fairness Doctrine think NBC should be forced to give equal time to me and let me argue against Al Gore?
I dont think so.
That's My Word.
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But, John, don't you know? To the left-marching myrmidons of the mainstream media global warming is NOT controversial; it's a given.
I have no use for Al Gore, nor for his absurd theories.
However, the fairness doctrine, as I understand it, applies to candidates opposing each other in a formal race for office.
That doesn’t apply to Gore’s concerts, any more than it applies to Fred Thompson’s appearances in television drama.
John Gibson is one of my favorite newscasters, and I wouldn’t vote for Gore for dogcatcher, but this is not a valid argument.
The funny thing to me is that the left’s fear of a theocracy government via the Bush administration has actually manifested itself in the form of the Church of Global Warming. And Al Gore is the high priest.
Laugh at the Hypocrisy!
Don't eat the Brown Acid!
I'm afraid you're confusing the fairness doctrine with McCain-Feingold. The fairness doctrine, when it was implemented, had to do with ANY issue the current members of the FCC felt had at least 2 sides to it.
“Now we don’t ask too much to share this land of liberties,
But if it’s not to much to ask, could you please speak Engleeeesh”?
Someone get these folks a rhyming dictionary. Awful.
oh darn, wrong thread. sorry!
And to be fair, John Gibson is mixing up these two travesties himself, failing to clearly distinguish where one applies and does not overlap the other.
‘zackly. Its the new cult of worshiping dirt.
The Goracle and his adoring Gorons!
It is not limited to candidates running for office and deals with how issues are presented over public airwaves.
"In the past, in the days of ink-stained wretches and typesetting, it was the editors and publishers who set the news agenda. A small coterie of journalists decided what was most important, what went on page one, what was to be emphasized day after day." -- David S. Hirschman, Editor & Publisher
Framing is a process whereby communicators, consciously or unconsciously, act to construct a point of view that encourages the facts of a given situation to be interpreted by others in a particular manner. -- Jim Kuypers, Assistant Professor of Communications, Virginia Tech
"... political reporters love to write about politics as if they are merely disinterested observers of political events and the public's perceptions of them, when in fact they play a very key role in shaping those events and perceptions." -- Greg Sargent, a liberal columnist for the Los Angeles Times
"This is what passes for journalism today. Participate in contriving a story and then report it contrary to the facts." -- Jed Babbin
"Some folks in the media are quite willing to lie to you." -- D. J. Drummond
Cabrera was indicted in 1983 by a federal grand jury, on racketing and drug charges. In 1988, he was accused of managing a continuing narcotics operation. He pleaded guilty to lesser charges and served 54 months on prison .After his visit to the White House, Cabrera would be sentenced to 19 years in prison for transporting 6,000 pounds of cocaine into the US.
Al Gore Jr. and his wife “burned records” and held “Red Scare” type hearings about the evils of rock music in the 1980s which weren’t markedly worse than other decades in terms of lyrical/visual content.
But it was an issue that launched Al Gore on the national stage and gave him a shot at running for the White House in 1988 (where HE introduced the story of Willie Horton, murderous black man, into the campaign while he was in a primary fight against Gov. Dukakis).
The man will throw anyone under a bus for personal advancement.
Listen to his comments about how Bush41 was treating this country wrong by not taking on Saddam and potential Islamic terrorist groups.
Flip flop flip flop.
The man is power hungry and the so called rock stars who partner with him have sold out the youth of the world. This man burns records in the name of censorship.
“the fairness doctrine.....applies to candidates opposing each other in a formal race for office...”
then why are they crying about rush limbaugh and other conservative talkers who are not running as candidates in a formal race for office? why are they demanding equal time?
what does a talk show on a private radio station have to do with the success of the democrat message getting out? aren’t the democrats/socialists “brilliant”, as they always characterize themselves? if so, why can’t they succeed the way conservative talkers have? might there be a problem with their message in that it must be rammed down the throats of citizens and voters? might it be that their message is not viable in the real world, as the communists have proven?
You misunderstand the fairness doctrine then. The Democrats are again trying to castrate conservative talk radio (and Republicans like Trent Lott may come to their support).
The so called fairness doctrine demands that there be equal time for all political discussion, you don’t have to be a candidate or in campaign season. If Rush is on 3 hours a day, they demand that Socialist America also be given 3 hours of comparable air time. Or a point-counterpoint discussion show.
When the looney left cannot even concede that Bush won twice and by a larger margin than Clinton ever did, it is pointless to “debate” them every day on the radio.
You would hear an endless stream of “Bush lied, people died”, “3500 soldiers dead and 650,000 civilians and it is all Bush’s fault”, etc etc. Global warming. Scooter Libby belongs in jail. et al.
No discussion of competing scientific views (there is “consensus”). No talk of how he was Nifonged or how even Nifong was wrong. You’d instead get sidetracked into endless blather about “white priviledge” and “a history of racism in this country”.
THAT is the so called fairness doctrine. Nearly a full day’s programming on NBC without a competing viewpoint.
It’s not a political event it’s a religious tent revival for the Church of Global Warming. Why St. Algore himself will be preaching to save us all from the perdition of climate catastrophe and to heal all unbelievers.
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