Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Friday, March 09, 2018

New York Magazine writes about the Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., a media organization that is operated by conservative multimillionaires who are poised to own local television news stations that reach 70 percent of American households. CNN reported that those local stations are being told to shame national media for reporting fake news. "I felt like a POW recording a message," one of the anchors told CNN. ... "At my station, everyone was uncomfortable doing it," a local anchor said. The person insisted on anonymity because they believed they would be fired for speaking out.

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Seems to me that Cons who believe in Fake News should be big supporters of bringing back the Fairness Doctrine.

#1 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2018-03-09 08:08 AM | Reply

That we allow the FCC to ignore its responsibilities just demonstrates the level of sheepishness that our population has accepted. It's sort of sad, at one time America had a strong and vibrant democracy, now we are just another oligarchy where morons spout the talking points they are programmed to repeat like bleating sheep.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2018-03-09 10:08 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The Fairness Doctrine is antiquated and would be counter productive in the 21st century.

#3 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-03-09 02:56 PM | Reply

Hard core liberal Alan Colmes was vehemently opposed to the Fairness Doctrine.

#4 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-03-09 02:57 PM | Reply

"The Fairness Doctrine is antiquated and would be counter productive in the 21st century."

So is the Second Amendment, but that doesn't stop you from supporting it.

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-03-09 03:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

jeff- if you think colmes was anything but a moderate, you're way off, as usual.

#6 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2018-03-09 03:07 PM | Reply

I listened to his show a few times. He was solidly on the left.

#7 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-03-09 03:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Who needs a free press anyways?

#8 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-03-10 09:11 AM | Reply

I just want to say that the bad code at the summary is not mine.

#9 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2018-03-10 09:39 AM | Reply

#7 | POSTED BY JEFFJ
"He was solidly on the left."

He was. But "hardcore liberal" is a bit much. "Liberal" gets the point across.

#10 | Posted by TheTom at 2018-03-10 09:53 AM | Reply

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Hard core liberal Alan Colmes was vehemently opposed to the Fairness Doctrine.

I was a huge Colmes fan, but I wouldn't call him a "hard core" liberal. He was a closer to the middle than that.

While on the subject, it's still a shock he's gone. I'd get a call from him about every 4 months or so. He was a good dude and always looking for new things to do on his web sites.

#11 | Posted by rcade at 2018-03-10 11:10 AM | Reply

"The Fairness Doctrine is antiquated and would be counter productive in the 21st century."

Yeah, in 2008 "fairness" is a virtue no longer necessary for intelligent discourse about today's events. Right wing propaganda is much more conducive to honest discussion. Hey, let's change our court system to be just like it, no more of that liberal pinko stuff like "defense." Just prosecute and sentence, it's the modern, authoritarian way.

#12 | Posted by danni at 2018-03-10 11:28 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I love it.

A thread about news stations being forced to recite their owner's propaganda, a topic about as vile and toxic to our country as I can imagine, is derailed into whether Holmes was a liberal or hardcore liberal in 6 posts.

And that, my friends, is why we're ------.

#13 | Posted by jpw at 2018-03-10 11:44 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

The rich and their corporations control the media's message.

I thought you guys were 'woke'.

#14 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-03-10 11:48 AM | Reply

He was. But "hardcore liberal" is a bit much. "Liberal" gets the point across.

#10 | POSTED BY THETOM

Fair enough.

#15 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-03-10 11:50 AM | Reply

According to today's right-wingers, Eisenhower (R) was a "hardcore liberal.

#16 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2018-03-10 12:39 PM | Reply

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#17 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2018-03-10 12:39 PM | Reply

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