Thursday, February 05, 2009

Under The Fairness Doctrine Tree: BlogTalk Radio

At the Politico, an article is written about an interview Bill Press had with Senator Stabenow

BILL PRESS: Yeah, I mean, look: They have a right to say that. They’ve got a right to express that. But, they should not be the only voices heard. So, is it time to bring back the Fairness Doctrine?

SENATOR DEBBIE STABENOW (D-MI): I think it’s absolutely time to pass a standard. Now, whether it’s called the Fairness Standard, whether it’s called something else — I absolutely think it’s time to be bringing accountability to the airwaves. I mean, our new president has talked rightly about accountability and transparency. You know, that we all have to step up and be responsible. And, I think in this case, there needs to be some accountability and standards put in place.

BILL PRESS: Can we count on you to push for some hearings in the United States Senate this year, to bring these owners in and hold them accountable?

SENATOR DEBBIE STABENOW (D-MI): I have already had some discussions with colleagues and, you know, I feel like that’s gonna happen. Yep.

I have looked at BlogTalk Radio and have been working on setting up a program that does interviews live. It just takes time to build up a network and that is being worked on.

It is a format that has alot of potential in that it is fairly unrestricted and it has the ability to reach many people. I believe that if the fairness doctrine is passed, it will make BlogTalk Radio grow.

No comments: