Reagan Activists Must Stop Fairness Doctrine
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Reagan Activists Must Stop Fairness Doctrine

From the Desk of Michael Reagan

Dear Conservative Friend,

As you know, I've just launched my new activist website for conservatives, ReaganAction.com

We're already making HUGE waves in political circles -- grassroots conservatives are energized, and the "loony left" is already having fits about what they realize we can do!

But you can be sure of one thing: The radical liberals will do everything in their power to SHUT US DOWN, along with every other conservative voice in America. And they're already telling the world exactly how they're going to do it:

THE "FAIRNESS DOCTRINE"

We MUST take action to STOP them NOW, before they are able to mobilize support for this insidious attempt to SILENCE CONSERVATIVES!

SELECT HERE to send "Blast Faxes" to EVERY SINGLE REPRESENTATIVE AND SENATOR who will be sitting in the next Congress, DEMANDING that they REJECT the "Fairness Doctrine" in ANY form.
 

The "Fairness Doctrine" -- a federal regulation requiring broadcasters to present both sides of any "controversial" issue -- was enforced by the Federal Communications Commission from 1949 to 1987. The FCC adopted it as a regulation, but it was never a law enacted by Congress.

When the rule was in place, radio and TV stations could face hefty fines if their stations aired controversial statements on public affairs without providing "equal time" to opposing viewpoints. The result was self-censorship by broadcasters who avoided politics to escape any potential government retaliation.

When this rule was dropped in 1987 under my father, Ronald Reagan, it led directly to the rise of conservative talk radio that enabled average citizens to have their voices heard across America. If it weren't for the Reagan administration dropping the "Fairness Doctrine," we would never have heard of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Michael Savage, Martha Zoller, Neal Boortz, Janet Folger, or the hundreds of other conservative talk radio hosts that dot the land and expose the lies and misdeeds of the Left.

You might not have even heard of me!

And THAT is why the Left wants to bring back the "Fairness Doctrine" -- this time, as a LAW.

Up until 1987, the Fairness Doctrine mandated that when a broadcast station presented one viewpoint on a "controversial" public issue, it also had to air the opposing viewpoint. Sounds "fair," right?

WRONG. The so-called "Fairness Doctrine" did nothing but stifle any real public debate on the airwaves. What station manager in his right mind would air a (profitable) conservative talk radio show for two or three hours every day, if it meant he had to also air liberal shows as well -- shows that have consistently LOST money whenever they've been tried?

Repealed by a vote of 4-0, it was concluded that the "Fairness Doctrine" had begun to inhibit political discourse, rather than enhance it.

The Democrat Congress tried to reinstate the doctrine, but President Reagan vetoed their attempt. Again, in 1991, another attempt to revive the doctrine failed when George H. W. Bush threatened a veto.

Now, with Barack Obama entering the White House, and Reid and Pelosi reigning over a stronger Democrat-controlled Congress, they're going to try to SHUT US UP AGAIN -- and this time, they might succeed... unless YOU AND I take action to stop them NOW, before they are able to mobilize support for this insidious attempt to SILENCE CONSERVATIVES!

SELECT HERE to send "Blast Faxes" to EVERY SINGLE REPRESENTATIVE AND SENATOR who will be sitting in the next Congress, DEMANDING that they REJECT the "Fairness Doctrine" in ANY form.
 

Nothing frightens those who peddle lies than the cold hard light of TRUTH. They react to exposure of their deceits the way vampires react to a having a crucifix held up in front of them.

Ever since the birth of conservative talk radio and the Internet ended the liberals' total monopoly over the news, the left has been simmering with rage -- over the loss of their absolute control over what the Americans are allowed to see and hear, and their inability to do anything about it.

Time and again, liberal attempts to sell the nation their shoddy goods have been frustrated when talk-radio hosts have taken to the airwaves and warned their millions of listeners that they were about to be taken to the cleaners.

It was not until last year's fatally flawed "immigration reform" AMNESTY bill -- that seemed destined for passage -- was derailed by an army of angry voters recruited by talk radio hosts and conservative Internet websites, that the left understood both the incredible power of the new media, and their utter helplessness in the face of it.

Clearly something had do be done, they thought. And that's when they came up with the idea to bring back the "Fairness Doctrine" -- but this time, as a LAW.

Really, what they're trying to do shows just how desperate the liberals have become. Without the new media to keep an eye on them, their failure to accomplish their stated goals since winning control of the Congress would have been covered up by the subservient mainstream media.

Those of us in talk radio and the Internet are the left's worst nightmare -- our monitoring of their activities had been shining the light of truth on their attempts to deceive the nation, so now they're trying to do whatever it takes to kill us off.

Like all Marxists, the liberals won't stop trying to LIE their way into power. As a result, they won't stop trying to destroy the new media -- those of us who are more than willing to ACTIVATE the grassroots to help EXPOSE their lies. You can be certain that they'll push HARD for a new "Fairness Doctrine" or some other way to silence the opposition.

But you can be just as certain that we will NOT let them succeed!

As grassroots conservatives, we MUST take action to stop them NOW, before they are able to mobilize support for this insidious attempt to SILENCE CONSERVATIVES!

SELECT HERE to send "Blast Faxes" to EVERY SINGLE REPRESENTATIVE AND SENATOR who will be sitting in the next Congress, DEMANDING that they REJECT the "Fairness Doctrine" in ANY form.
 

Together, WE CAN DEFEAT THE LEFT! Join in today!

Also, if you can help our new initiative for conservative activism, please join me now in the NEW Reagan Revolution, to bring Conservatism BACK:

Select Here for more information: www.ReaganAction.com


With Hope in the Future,
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Michael Reagan
Chairman
ReaganAction.com


P.S. My dad, President Reagan, killed the "Fairness Doctrine." As a result, this rule change allowed Rush, Hannity, and me to have radio talk shows -- that's why the new proposal to bring it back is being called the "Hush Rush" bill. Now the liberals are dying to shut us up.

Don't be fooled into thinking that they aren't serious about trying to reinstate this doctrine. Barack Obama's transition team has already tapped former FCC Commissioner Henry Rivera, a longtime proponent of the "Fairness Doctrine," to head the team looking for the person who will soon give Democrats a 3-to-2 advantage on the Federal Communications Commission.

If the "Fairness Doctrine" is put into law, you can be sure of this: AM Radio will DIE. Such a law would be used just like it was used in the past -- as a political weapon against radio station owners, program directors and managers. That's the reason my father got rid of it.

Let's take action NOW!

SELECT HERE to send "Blast Faxes" to EVERY SINGLE REPRESENTATIVE AND SENATOR who will be sitting in the next Congress, DEMANDING that they REJECT the "Fairness Doctrine" in ANY form.
 

Thank you!

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