Some topics too painful for Quin. Dems sound like a broken record. Enforcing the fairness doctrine everywhere. Plus more.
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John Adams, a Federalist like Lincoln, said on his death bed,
“Jefferson survives,” meaning that Jefferson’s ideal of a loose
confederation of states survived the test of time while his
belief in a strong central government didn’t. I doubt either
Jefferson or Adams would look too approvingly upon where we are
today given that the written Constitution means nothing as a
check and balance and the Federal Government is bankrupting the
nation and subsidizing the production of more slaves by the
— Thom Bateman
Newport News, Virginia
FINALLY, SOMETHING TO LIKE ABOUT BC
Re: G. Tracy Mehan, III’s A Miracle in Boston:
Thank you for this article. And so timely! I look forward to
showing it to my fellow alumni at the Boston College High School
New York Alumni Club get-together tonight (17 Feb) in
— Paul DeSisto
Cedar Grove, New Jersey
GOLF DIGEST, PROPAGANDA
Re: The Prowler’s In All Fairness:
If we are going down the “Fairness” road…will it change magazines and retail stores? Will “Golf Digest” be required to carry baseball statistics and information?
And, last weekend I was in “Babies ‘R Us.” I looked all over and
couldn’t find an outdoor charcoal grill anywhere. Can Mr. Waxman
see about requiring them to stock outdoor products as well?
— Bill H.
I guess Barack Obama and his cronies want to remake the media in their own image.
This is the same nonsensical pattern the liberal left has been following for years: preach honest debate and the “fair” exchange of ideas, but silence your opposition.
Obama’s cronies contend that broadcast media operate on airwaves that belong to the public. If that’s true, then why is it that the government defines what is in the public interest? Is the public too stupid to know that for themselves?
Perhaps what the public chooses to listen to or watch has a bearing on what their interest might be. Businesses, if they want to stay in business, will from time to time survey their customers to see how well they are meeting their customers’ needs. And businesses will study those results and make adjustments accordingly. They don’t need the government’s help.
Broadcast outlets are also businesses. In order for them to stay in business they must know what their customers demand. And like any business, they have the means to get that information from them without interference from the government.
Unless, of course, the government wishes to control the information that the media outlets disperse.
In the 1770s, the only media we had were Committees of Correspondence. These committees let people in Pennsylvania know what was going on in Massachusetts, as well as the other colonies so that the Founding Fathers and others had reliable sources of information.
Just think. Had there been a “Fairness Doctrine” in
place in the 1770s, there would never have been a United States
— Mike Sheeran
AH, FOR THE GOOD OLD (TESTAMENT) DAYS
Re: Mark Tooley’s A Real “Economic” Recovery:
Samson slew a thousand Philistines with the jaw bone of an ass
(Judges 15:15). Boy, oh, boy, what he could have done with
“church maestro Brian McLaren.”
— Ira M. Kessel
Rochester, New York
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?