Friday, January 30, 2009

Mr. Disingenuous...regarding the Fairness Doctrine

Apparently the instructions to White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs when asked about any plans by Obama to re-impose the "Fairness Doctrine" is: Duck and Dodge. Note how he tries to act confused about the current topic, even though at this 01/29/2009 White House Press Conference, it was full of random questions, some important while others not so much, such as who Obama thought would win the Super Bowl.

Despite this, check out the "liberal code" written (in bold) on under the "Technology" portion of his agenda:
Ensure the Full and Free Exchange of Ideas through an Open Internet and Diverse Media Outlets

* Protect the Openness of the Internet: Support the principle of network neutrality to preserve the benefits of open competition on the Internet.
* Encourage Diversity in Media Ownership: Encourage diversity in the ownership of broadcast media, promote the development of new media outlets for expression of diverse viewpoints, and clarify the public interest obligations of broadcasters who occupy the nation's spectrum.
* Protect Our Children While Preserving the First Amendment: Give parents the tools and information they need to control what their children see on television and the Internet in ways fully consistent with the First Amendment. Support tough penalties, increase enforcement resources and forensic tools for law enforcement, and encourage collaboration between law enforcement and the private sector to identify and prosecute people who try to exploit children online.
* Safeguard our Right to Privacy: Strengthen privacy protections for the digital age and harness the power of technology to hold government and business accountable for violations of personal privacy.

Sounds like some Fairness Doctrine double-speak to me...oh I'm sorry...I thought this section would talk about DTV...


Meri said...

What's worse is that during the campaign, Obama either avoided answering questions about the FD or he would come right out and say that he was against it. Seems he has changed his tune a bit. Promises Promises...

L said...

pie in the sky is *always* hard to eat.

that picture up yonder is going to give me nightmares. thanks TB.;)