Thursday, September 07, 2006

The Democratic letter to ABC...

MacsMind discusses the letter sent by John Conyers, John Dingell, Louise Slaughter, and Jane Harman to ABC.

I find it very telling when someone doesn't like a message... and then threatens the messenger. And make no mistake about it, this letter is a threat. Congresswoman Slaughter's decision to have a part of this letter is doubly hypocritical. Her official web page discusses her efforts to "ensure that all radio and television broadcasters are accountable to the local communities they are licensed to serve, that they offer diverse views on issues of public importance including local issues, and that they provide regular opportunities for meaningful public dialogue among listeners, viewers, and station personnel and licensees".

Slaughter was a major supporter of the "Hush Rush" Act back in the 1990s. I guess her idea of meaningful discourse doesn't include anything to the right of the CBS Evening News or the New York Times.

No comments: