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Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

The Un-Fairness Doctrine not really dead

Constitution, Legislation

 From the Desk of:
David Martin, Executive Vice President

MARCH 6, 2009

Late last week, the Senate passed the Broadcaster Freedom Amendment by a vote of 87-11. And while the liberal media rushed to declare the Fairness Doctrine dead, they all but ignored the “Durbin Amendment” that essentially primes the pump for silencing conservative speech through backdoor FCC regulations!

Eileen, the liberal media would have you believe that the Fairness Doctrine is dead—that the gag order against conservative talk has been once and for all lifted.

Nothing could be further from the truth!

Click here to listen to MRC founder Brent Bozell’s message to you on this latest attempt to hijack our Free Speech Rights.

++ A Stealth Attack on Your Free Speech Rights!

Eileen, the Durbin amendment requires the FCC to “take actions to encourage and promote diversity in communication media ownership.” Upon closer look, this “stealth” attack on Free Speech Rights is far more insidious because it empowers the government to
censor and control the airwaves through backdoor policies that create a vast array of new avenues by which the FCC can silence talk radio.

In other words, the Durbin amendment poses a much greater danger to our free speech rights because it expands the governmental control and censorship threat in ways we never before imagined!

++ Your Efforts More Important Than Ever

Given what just took place on Capitol Hill last week, there is little doubt that we are headed for a showdown over our Free Speech Rights Over the next 36 hours, we’re urging EVERY member of our MRC Action Team to alert friends and family about this stealth assault. Urge them to join with you in defending this God-given right by signing the petition here Time is short. Through this Durbin Amendment, liberal members of Congress now have a way to muzzle the conservative voice on the airwaves – we believe they will waste little time moving it forward.

Eileen, we cannot allow this backdoor assault to go unchallenged!

That’s why we’re counting on you to help us rally an additional 10,000 citizen signers of our Free Speech Alliance petition this weekend alone!

As always, thank you for standing with the MRC.

David Martin

P.S: Forward this message to 30-35 friends today. Urge them to join with you by clicking here.

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