Crooks and Liars By John Amato Tuesday Apr 28, 2009 11:00am
"The Fox Broadcasting Company will not air the Presidential News Conference," Fox said in a statement. "Fox's sister networks, Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network, will air the press conference in its entirety.
From Pew Research Forum:
When Americans are asked to assess television news coverage of Barack Obama, Fox News Channel stands out from other networks for being too critical of the president. Nearly three-in-ten (29%) select Fox when asked which of six broadcast and cable news networks have been too critical of the new Democratic president, a far greater share than any other network. In contrast, no one TV network is singled out for being too easy on Obama.
FRC Action and America
face a two-pronged assault on our freedom of speech.
Will the newly empowered congressional liberals launch a direct legislative assault on religious and conservative broadcasters through the so-called "Fairness Doctrine"?
Or instead, will the Left execute their attack behind closed doors, through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) using a tactic called "Balanced Community Broadcast Standards" that would force political and religious content to be "balanced" city by city?
- Radio stations would be FORCED to give time to what they consider "controversial" issues.
- Christian broadcasters would be forced to give equal time to NON-Christians.
- Stations would be FORCED to stop "conservative issue" programming and replace it with less controversial subject matter.
Ahem, Tony, "Fair and Balanced" is the Fox logo. Perkins thinks he is a master of inciting fear and hatred of "them." The concerns stated above have no basis in fact. None.
And the liberal media (which the government would define as always "fair" and "balanced") would strengthen their grip on what you can-and cannot-hear.
In the current Congress, some members have introduced the Broadcaster Freedom Act of 2009 (S. 34), to block reinstatement of the Doctrine. On February 26, 2009, by a vote of 87-11, the Senate added that act as an amendment to a bill to give the District of Columbia a voting representative in the House.
The Associated Press reported that the vote was: “ In part a response to conservative radio talk show hosts who feared that Democrats would try to revive the policy to ensure liberal opinions got equal time. ”
The AP report went on to say that President Obama had no intention of reimposing the doctrine...