Fairness Doctrine Signs Off. But Does the Senior Senator from Massachusetts Approve?

The Fairness Doctrine has been deep sixed by President Obama’s FCC. Bravo.

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said that the decision to eliminate the Fairness Doctrine was part of a larger mandate proposed by the Obama administration to ease regulatory burdens by getting rid of duplicative or outdated measures.

Ever since reading about this rare bit of good news out of Washington, I’ve been trying to match it to the fatuous comments made a couple of weeks ago by Senator John Kerry (D-Sailing).

The media has got to begin to not give equal time or equal balance to an absolutely absurd notion just because somebody asserts it or simply because somebody says something which everybody knows is not factual.
It doesn’t deserve the same credit as a legitimate idea about what you do.

… Okay, so if “the media has got to begin to not give equal time or equal balance”, he must oppose the Fairness Doctrine, as he himself would define it. Except he’s on record as supporting the Fairness Doctrine. But he wants the views of certain political groups not to get equal time from the media. So he opposes the Fairness Doct …
Forget it. My fault for attempting to pierce the thought process of a man who once said,

I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it.

I’m going back to vacuuming my car and other hurricane preparations.

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12 years ago

Monique: Fatuous! What a marvelous use of the word as applied to Sen. John Heinz Kerry!

Warrington Faust
Warrington Faust
12 years ago

Since it now appears possible that the Navy may withdraw Kerry’s decorations, I wonder what he will regard as “fair” coverage of that.

12 years ago

Hey Monique
What happened to the other post at 1:54AM
from Margaret that was eerily similar to the one Elizabeth posted two minutes later? Are these two friends of yours? Were they helping you with hurricane preparations?

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