:: Friday, August 06, 2004 ::
Jeff Jarvis points us to an amazing (but not necessarily unbelievable) UPI story. After he'd picked his jaw up off the floor, writes:
"Thirty-eight Democratic and independent members of Congress want to meet with Rupert Murdoch to complain that FoxNews is nice to Republicans."
Rupert Murdoch starts a station that has a viewpoint and he puts it on cable, which -- remember -- is not under the control of the FCC.
If these guys don't like that, then what about AirAmerica, which is on public airwaves, which are regulated by the government? If they think government should regulate what Murdoch can say on cable, don't they realize that they set the precedent for government to regulate what AirAmerica says on broadcast... or what you and I say on the Internet.
I am honestly beginning to suspect that the left in this country is...well... ignorant. I don't mean this in a perjorative sense--I mean it in an empirical, clinical sense. Their utter lack of understanding on the matter of free-speech is just profound--buffoonish really.
In exactly what country do these "dangerous twits" think they govern anyway--Cuba? Obviously, they're so detached from reality they don't even realize it's exactly this kind of action on their part that drives more and more people to conservative media in the first place. Go figure...
Here are some of the names of the
dangerous and clinically ignorant twits cosigners of the letter to Murdoch: Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., a member of the House Democratic Leadership, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, and Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif., ranking member on the Joint Economic Committee.
The cocked pistol: "A spokesman for Rep. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said there were legislative avenues that the group could pursue as a secondary measure but declined to speculate on what those might be."
:: Max 10:09 AM [+] ::