Conservative broadcasters have been raising the idea of the return of the Fairness Doctrine in recent months, despite President Obama stating that he and his administration have no plans to reinstate the policy. Talk Radio Networks’ Michael Savage and the Michigan based public interest law firm, The Thomas More Law Center have joined forces to fight the much discussed potential return of the Fairness Doctrine. Savage recently claimed on air that as a conservative, he is a minority in the media, and says the Fairness Doctrine would take him, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and other conservative voices off the radio. Richard Thompson, President and chief counsel of the Thomas More Law Center said in a statement that, “Whatever form its reinstatement may take, any limitation on the free speech rights of Michael Savage will result in an immediate legal action”. “The U. S. Supreme Court would most likely find any reinstatement of the Doctrine unconstitutional. With the stink of public corruption blanketing Washington, with our elected officials passing the single largest spending bill in our nation’s history without even reading or debating it, with the increasing nationalization of our financial institutions, with almost dictatorial control of Congress by one political party, and with increasing signs we are becoming a socialistic country, Americans need more dynamic talk show hosts like Savage, not less,” Thompson said. Machinations by the media mouthpieces of the opposition party is to be expected in a highly charged political environment such as we’re in now, but…Obama is not talking about a revival of the doctrine. This is an all too obvious ploy to remain relevant and to continue the divisiveness that we long to move away from.
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