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February 1, 2009

Another Dem for Political Censorship of Radio

Posted by Dave Blount at February 1, 2009 2:35 PM

Democrat National Convention delegate Terrel Shepherd, evidently too dumb to find NPR on his radio dial, explains why the Unfairness Doctrine should be used to impose Obamunist propaganda on commercial radio stations:

In recent years it has gotten to where it is almost unsafe for me to drive while listening to all of those radical conservative hate spewers all over the dial.
I sometimes find myself pressing on the gas a little harder, gripping the wheel a little tighter, and driving more on offense than on defense while trying to listen to those shows. I can literally feel my heart rate and blood pressure elevate as "The Great American," Rush, "The Great One," Prager, Medved, Huiit [sic], Ingraham, Savage are on.…
It is literally sickening sometimes to listen to. They are all gaseous balls of hate and rage whose only purpose in life is to incite hate, rage and not-so-covert racism with their over-the-top rhetoric. I don't want them silenced because I feel that everyone should be able to express their opinions. I just want to hear an opposing view, and there are none.

So it's the "gaseous balls of hate and rage" whose rhetoric is over the top?

By controlling virtually all print and television media, the liberal elite has created a market for conservative opinion on the radio. But liberals have never been friends of free markets. Rather than listen to NPR's taxpayer-supported moonbattery, they want the channels that broadcast Rush et al. to be coerced into broadcasting lefty kooks who have no market. Phony liberal assertions that they don't want to silence conservatives notwithstanding, the result would be to force radio stations to carry nonpolitical programming — except left-wing NPR, which doesn't have to worry about whether anyone is listening.

Like all modern liberals, this guy can be scary:

I'm ready to take a page from the Obama playbook and be the change I've been waiting for. I know that there are people out there who feel the same as I do about this and just need to be ignited. Just like the Obama campaign was a grass root effort, this can be too. I'm sure this cause is on the administration's agenda…

Kind of reminds you of Peggy Joseph, the ethnically correct Obamunist who was sure she'd never have to pay for gasoline or housing again once The Anointed One had ascended.

If the Founding Fathers could have granted us the right of freedom of speech for all time, they would have. But rights can't be granted in perpetuity. Each generation has to earn them. Those we don't earn will be taken away by thugs like Terrel Shepherd.

Wants to control what you listen to.

On a tip from Byron.