Video: Megyn Kelly punks Bill Press on Fairness Doctrine

posted at 2:35 pm on February 16, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

We got a lot of e-mail about the confrontation between Megyn Kelly and longtime libtalker Bill Press over the Fairness Doctrine, and for good reason. Watch as Bill Press tried to explain Air America’s failure as “running out of money” but avoids Kelly’s conclusion that failing to get listeners was the cause of the cash drought:

“Where they want it, [liberal radio] succeeds, and where they don’t, it doesn’t.” That seems clear enough to everyone except Press, who responds by naming a list of markets where people don’t support libtalkers. He complains twice about the death of libtalking Obama 1260 in DC without mentioning the fact that its ratings were so low it took a microscope to find its listeners. In fact, Obama 1260 carried the entire list of libtalkers Press names as examples of brilliant voices silenced by an evil conspiracy of conservative radio station owners, and the station owner dumped the format because he couldn’t sell their air time to advertisers.

Second biggest laugh: Press won’t apply the Fairness Doctrine to NPR. He wants government dictating content to commercial radio stations, but not to government-subsidized radio stations. Huh?

Biggest laugh: Press says he doesn’t want the Fairness Doctrine, but the “Fair and Balanced Doctrine”. That’s why libtalker marketing needs government intervention to survive. I’ll stick with the free market, thank you.


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Interesting that free speech is about Money for the liberals. Because they cant raise money to give them free speech or free art or free health care it becomes a moral imperative to force others to fund their ideals via the government.

That is why the left is almost always a totalitarian veiwpoint. They cant live within the idea that you pay for your own ideas and beliefs but must force others to do so.

William Amos on February 16, 2009 at 2:39 PM

I just love Megyn!

OmahaConservative on February 16, 2009 at 2:39 PM

Bill should really change his last name. Bill Stalin seems more appropriate.

Ricky on February 16, 2009 at 2:42 PM

The trouble is, when you “balance” a 5.5% share in the morning (conservative talk) with a 0.5% share in the afternoon (liberal talk) you get an average of 3%, and for that, you might as well go to a Spanish language mariachi-format all day–fewer headaches and less record-keeping.

RBMN on February 16, 2009 at 2:42 PM

I can’t find a working link for the Kelly thing. Am I missing something?

ILB on February 16, 2009 at 2:43 PM

The reason radio is so imbalanced is because the MSM still primarily controlled by 3 companies won’t report, discuss, or comment on anything that isn’t hyperliberal. The MSM imbalance created the huge market for Radio! Why isn’t anyone talking about that. We’d better start playing offense if we’re going to win this argument.

lm10001 on February 16, 2009 at 2:43 PM

I was just reading about this in a comment at Riehl World View.

In that same post was this nugget:

Remember when the Left went crazy because they thought Bush had some transmission device on during the debates allowing others to give him the answers?

Turns out Obama can’t function in a press conference without that very thing. They must have been surprised to find out that the press actually can ask him a tough question on the rare occasion now that he’s elected. On the up side, at least we may eventually get an actual answer on something out of him now.

To that end, he says, the White House is looking to install a small video or computer screen into the podium used by the president for press conferences and events in the White House. “It would make it easier for the comms guys to pass along information without being obvious about it,” says the adviser.

The screen would indicate whom to call on, seat placement for journalists, pass along notes or points to hit, and so forth, says the adviser. Using a screen is nothing new for Obama; almost nothing he said in supposedly unscripted townhall events during the presidential campaign was unscripted, down to many of the questions and the answers to those questions. Teleprompter screens at the events scrolled not only his opening remarks, but also statistics and information he could use to answer questions.

Can you believe that? He can’t even do a press conference without having a cheat sheet.

INC on February 16, 2009 at 2:44 PM

I watched this- this morning too funny he is such a douche:)

Lame after Lame reasoning, they don’t pay for those licenses Bill Press, someone from the Government has to regulate the Free Air Waves..uh the Government already is regulating the free air waves as in the form of the Free Market. Check it out Bill Press “We The People” are the Government, not “Diversity Driven Progressive Agenda” sorry so far we are still a free country but keep working on it. Camille Paglia on “The Fairness Doctrine” used words even a Progressive could understand…they just don’t like those words.

Dr Evil on February 16, 2009 at 2:44 PM

this = “fairness” doctrine

INC on February 16, 2009 at 2:44 PM

OmahaConservative on February 16, 2009 at 2:39 PM

I wouldn’t go on with unless I agreed with everything she says. Which I do. Which means I won’t get that invitation to debate. Damn…catch-22 strikes again.

genso on February 16, 2009 at 2:44 PM

Megyn – 1
Press – minus 1 zillion

Her biting interviews are becoming legendary.
You go girl! WOOHOO!

Talismen on February 16, 2009 at 2:44 PM

If you do it for radio, do it for TV too. That’ll shut them up.

Ferris on February 16, 2009 at 2:45 PM

Press is a complete idiot.

pmanley on February 16, 2009 at 2:45 PM

Megyn’s going to be 39 this year? Daaaaaaamn.

Notorious GOP on February 16, 2009 at 2:45 PM

There is no support for this BS view of “Fairness,” plus conservatism is begin to grow an impregnable beach-head online HotAir now ranks 16 in eBizMBA’s Top 20 Most Popular Political Websites:

http://www.ebizmba.com/articles/politics

sdavis0830 on February 16, 2009 at 2:45 PM

Megyn: There has been failure, after failure, after failure [re;lib talk radio] No one wanted it, ’cause it stunk!

OmahaConservative on February 16, 2009 at 2:45 PM

OmahaConservative on February 16, 2009 at 2:39 PM

Ditto’s here!

Mr. Press is an idiot who can’t stray too far from his talking points or else he gets hammered by facts. Megyn Kelly, you are a Gem!

Troy Rasmussen on February 16, 2009 at 2:46 PM

I love Megyn Kelly. She just says it like it is.

manajordan on February 16, 2009 at 2:47 PM

Megyn Kelly is full of WIN.

DrRichardKimball on February 16, 2009 at 2:47 PM

We all want to be pressed by Megyn.

Mr. Joe on February 16, 2009 at 2:47 PM

After talk radio gets knocked down, the net is next.

sonofdy on February 16, 2009 at 2:47 PM

Lindsey Graham and the rest of the Republican Congress to borrow Megan’s balls. For at least a day. Just to experience what it’s like to have a pair.

Montana on February 16, 2009 at 2:47 PM

shall we take down all Spanish language radio stations?

after all they do not reflect the diversity of america; just a tiny fragment of it.

reliapundit on February 16, 2009 at 2:48 PM

Bill Press is wonderfully dishonest. Conservatives listen to talk radio to hear ideas that affirm their world view. Liberals don’t need to listen to talk radio because their world view is affirmed by: NPR, PBS, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, ABC, NYT, LAT, CNN, Hollywood, etc.

That, Mr. Press, is why Liberal Talk Radio will never succeed.

RadioFreeUSA on February 16, 2009 at 2:48 PM

Hey Ms. Maddow,
When are we going to see an open forum on your show with special guests Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham?

GrahamCracker on February 16, 2009 at 2:49 PM

Lib talk radio doesn’t work because libs have to have pictures.

-Dave

Dave R. on February 16, 2009 at 2:49 PM

Two responses:

1. To illustrate how absurd Bill Press sounds, just rewatch the video and, in your mind, replace every occurrance of “progressive talk” with “show tunes”.

2. I’d love to hear Megyn follow that up with something like the following: “To balance the previous guest, here’s five minutes of uninterrupted laughter.”

Snowed In on February 16, 2009 at 2:49 PM

Megyn’s going to be 39 this year? Daaaaaaamn.

Notorious GOP on February 16, 2009 at 2:45 PM

Doesn’t seem possible.

pmanley on February 16, 2009 at 2:50 PM

Last time I checked, there were radio frequencies available even in the most crowded markets. In other parts of the country, most of the radio frequency is available. All you need is enough money to buy a transmitter, and you’re on the air.

The claim that the govt needs to regulate the airwaves was never about anything other than control of information.

MarkTheGreat on February 16, 2009 at 2:50 PM

Whoever said Bill Press was intelligent is stupid.

What is this “progressive talk” garbage??? How and in what universe is liberal talk progressive?? What a load of merde!

AubieJon on February 16, 2009 at 2:50 PM

Press is such an idiot. Why is it when ANY liberal is pressed on the issues, they resort to stammering ‘uhs’ and ‘uhms’. They lose on EVERY issue, time and time again. Liberalism, socialism, fascism, whatever you want to call it….it’s all the same. Unwanted and un-needed government control. It’s not about ‘fairness’, it’s always about control and power and I wish even Megyn would come out one day and say it just like that.

TheAdmiral on February 16, 2009 at 2:50 PM

When are they going to give Megyn her own show? She’d make a great replacement for BOR who seems to be coming off the rails more and more everyday.

Knucklehead on February 16, 2009 at 2:51 PM

So if Bill Press’ argument for the Fairness Doctrine hinges on the broadcasting licenses granted to these radio stations, what argument will they use for regulating the internet and Fox News? They can’t go after those without bringing left-wing websites and MSNBC into the crosshairs.

Regardless, it’s a pointless exercise trying to debate with these morons. This is censorship, plain and simple. Anyone who advocates bringing back the Fairness Doctrine to silence talk radio is a traitor to this country. I’ll say that to anyone’s face, I don’t care. Next they’ll be coming for the guns, mark my words.

Doughboy on February 16, 2009 at 2:51 PM

I’m surprised Bill Press doesn’t come out in favor of requiring Americans to listen to liberal radio. Just to ensure that we get a balance.

rbj on February 16, 2009 at 2:54 PM

I still think the current hot topic vis a vis Fairness Doctrine is a ‘distraction’. Throw out at this time to occupy > 95% of the air time.

By the time the dust settles (either via Obama admin sending a clear message or through the Supremes), we will be on Stimulus Bill #7 or 8.

And time to pay up the original #1 and 2 bill (i.e., higher taxes for everybody the likes of which only seen in Sweeden).

Sir Napsalot on February 16, 2009 at 2:54 PM

Like the stunningly hot Megyn says “Why should the American public be forced to listen to something there is no market for?”

Press is an idiot, a loser and a whiner.

OmahaConservative on February 16, 2009 at 2:55 PM

Megyn exposed the dogged determination the left has to stifle conservative speech. Fair and balanced would be a Rush TV show.

Speakup on February 16, 2009 at 2:55 PM

Press would be at home in Russia or China

woodswalking1 on February 16, 2009 at 2:55 PM

Christ, what a tool. I remember him from Crossfire years ago. I didn’t think he could get more obnoxious.

Megan really should have just asked him why, if there is a market for Progressive radio, that people don’t listen enough to cause the show to make money?

MadisonConservative on February 16, 2009 at 2:56 PM

MK is relentless!! GO GO GO!!

MidnightRambler on February 16, 2009 at 2:56 PM

And Bill Press just proves why liberal talk radio is an epic fail. It makes no sense and people don’t want to listen to idiocy. Well, at least they don’t want to listen to idiocy that makes them think about how idiotic it is. The audience that would listen to liberal talk radio would rather spend its time listening to lil Wayne and the like degrading women and law enforcement, etc… That is your would be audience Bill. Live with it.

pannw on February 16, 2009 at 2:57 PM

where are our liberal trolls telling us the FD won’t happen?

they are always so quiet on such threads.

CWforFreedom on February 16, 2009 at 2:57 PM

Megyn Kelly is the only Lawyer I like !

scootertrash on February 16, 2009 at 2:58 PM

Once again, are they going to take The View off the air? Are they going to start counting the number of jokes aimed at conservatives vs. liberals on Letterman? And why shouldn’t NPR be part of the “fairness doctrine”? It’s the only station my tax dollars is supporting and the only station the government runs. Idiots. One and all. Progressive idiots.

Sue on February 16, 2009 at 2:59 PM

Regardless, it’s a pointless exercise trying to debate with these morons. This is censorship, plain and simple. Anyone who advocates bringing back the Fairness Doctrine to silence talk radio is a traitor to this country. I’ll say that to anyone’s face, I don’t care. Next they’ll be coming for the guns, mark my words.
Doughboy on February 16, 2009 at 2:51 PM

Marked, started marking about twenty years ago. Take a long look at the new bills hitting Congress right now, one of which will disallow private citizens from selling guns to anyone: friends, family, anyone. You wouldn’t be allowed to buy your own son his first .22 rifle.

If you haven’t got a gun yet and have any interest in doing so, you better hurry down to the store now, and by now I mean NOW.

Bishop on February 16, 2009 at 2:59 PM

I can’t speak to any of the other markets Press mentioned, but in Philadelphia, Air America got a shot and failed miserably on I believe WHAT-1340.

RWLA on February 16, 2009 at 3:00 PM

Press wants the “Fair and Balanced Doctrine” ?

Well, if that means turning ABC, M$NBC and others into a format like Fox News’s “Fair and Balanced” coverage, I think we’d all be for that!

ExUrbanKevin on February 16, 2009 at 3:00 PM

where are our liberal trolls telling us the FD won’t happen?

Oh, it’s going to happen. There aren’t enough republicans in Congress to stop it. When they have Bill Clinton out talking it up, it is going to happen.

Sue on February 16, 2009 at 3:00 PM

MadisonConservative on February 16, 2009 at 2:56 PM

He was one of the first to get an anti-Bush book out as I recall. I remember traveling through an airport and seeing the “Bush Must Go” trash in one of the port bookstores. I was thinking this is not going to go well.

hawkdriver on February 16, 2009 at 3:01 PM

I read an article this morning where they are also talking about the including the internet in the “fairness doctrine”. Lots of “conservative” blogs with big names putting forth only one point of view. Change we can all believe in.

Sue on February 16, 2009 at 3:02 PM

Interesting that he keeps claiming “the public interest” as reason to force radio stations to play liberal talk. Why is it in the “public interest” for people to have to listen to something they evidently don’t have any interest in hearing?

His analogy equating public airwaves to public highways is interesting, too. He doesn’t finish it, but where it would naturally have headed is that it’s like the government mandating that one of the lanes be reserved for a particular brand of vehicle… even if no one owns that brand because they choose not to buy it.

And don’t kid yourself. We’re not far from someone suggesting exactly that… say, a Prius-only lane.

MaxPower on February 16, 2009 at 3:03 PM

So the TV networks will have to carry conservative viewpoints too, right Bill?

cadams on February 16, 2009 at 3:03 PM

Megyn Kelly…

A *tingle* that you don’t need to be ashamed of.

Imagine what Meet the Press would have been like with her instead of that narcissistic, preening tool that shall not be named.

Fox? Are you listening?

turfmann on February 16, 2009 at 3:04 PM

Does anyone have a transcript?

I keep trying to watch.. but drift off into a dream like state after watching Megyn for a few seconds. :)

(Bill Press is an effing moron too)

DaveC on February 16, 2009 at 3:05 PM

Once again, are they going to take The View off the air?

*Gag* I have to keep my portable vomitorium handy when I tune in to see what the nasty, classless, unpleasant, obnoxious, crude, vulgarian loudmouth, skanky bi-yotch Joyless Behar has to expound about. I find the haggy old crone Helen Thomas more appealing and lady-like than Joyless.

OmahaConservative on February 16, 2009 at 3:07 PM

It is no accident that the two leading left talk radio networks, NPR and Pacifica both feed off of the tax payers like leeches as they do their best to undermine this country.

RobCon on February 16, 2009 at 3:07 PM

Thank you Megyn!

I no longer can stand to watch CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC & PBS because of all the liberal propaganda & misinformation spewed on a daily basis.

The libs are afraid of being exposed. They have been covering up for Obama and know it’s only a matter of time before the skeletons come out of the closet.

redridinghood on February 16, 2009 at 3:07 PM

What is the plan to fight these bastards trying to implement the FD? Can we fight them?

mindhacker on February 16, 2009 at 3:08 PM

I dozed off listening to Bill . . . kinda like most listeners of liberal talk do.

NebCon on February 16, 2009 at 3:09 PM

A simple question for this dope – or any advocate of this fascist dictate – would be: Are there any regulations preventing the creation or establishment of a liberal talk-radio show?

This guy is a complete moron.
His website boasts this: “The Official Morning Show of the Obama Generation”

Morons who advocate this BS are akin to people who attend a Rolling Stones concert and complain that there wasn’t any jazz.

guitarguy on February 16, 2009 at 3:09 PM

The “Fairness” Doctrine is about power.

Liberalism isn’t a difference in economic philosophy or compassion for the underprivileged, it is about thought control and the regulation of man’s freedom to government.

Press is not an idiot and he understands that. He knows exactly what the “Fairness” Doctrine will involve: government censorship of speech. He admits as much when he says that radio stations that don’t operate in the public interest will be taken away.

The sham idea that the “public interest” means government can engage in censorship is an idea that has been used throughout history to destroy political opposition, repress freedom, jail individuals, and create a police state.

Anyone who supports the Fairness Doctrine is a stalinist.

Sydney Carton on February 16, 2009 at 3:09 PM

Well, at least we have them on record with more ignorance about how markets operate.

retiredeagle on February 16, 2009 at 3:10 PM

Why didn’t Kelley ask him about ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox? Those are public airways also. So does that mean government should start regulating and checking if CBS News, ABC News, and CBS News to make sure they are being fair balanced?

terryannonline on February 16, 2009 at 3:10 PM

Does anyone have a transcript?

Not as such, but here’s a summary:

Press: The radio market doesn’t work because there aren’t progressive talk stations everywhere.

Megyn: Isn’t the failure of some of these stations a sign that the free market works?

Press: Of course not. Blah blah blah…

It goes on for 5:30, with Megyn continuing to try to speak sense to someone who’s gone right off the deep end.

Snowed In on February 16, 2009 at 3:11 PM

The House Energy and Commerce Committee is also looking at how it can put in place policies that would allow it greater oversight of the Internet. “Internet radio is becoming a big deal, and we’re seeing that some web sites are able to control traffic and information, while other sites that may be of interest or use to citizens get limited traffic because of the way the people search and look for information,” says on committee staffer. “We’re at very early stages on this, but the chairman has made it clear that oversight of the Internet is one of his top priorities.”

“This isn’t just about Limbaugh or a local radio host most of us haven’t heard about,” says Democrat committee member. “The FCC and state and local governments also have oversight over the Internet lines and the cable and telecom companies that operate them. We want to get alternative views on radio and TV, but we also want to makes sure those alternative views are read, heard and seen online, which is becoming increasingly video and audio driven. Thanks to the stimulus package, we’ve established that broadband networks — the Internet — are critical, national infrastructure. We think that gives us an opening to look at what runs over that critical infrastructure.”

HotAir must start linking to M0ve 0n or risk the wrath of Waxface. I mean, it’s only fair.

Akzed on February 16, 2009 at 3:11 PM

Ya know, before I was even aware of things like liberal and conservative, I’d watch a debate on local Southern California tv.

First the “conservative” would state that opionion. I’d think in my young mind ‘well, that seems to make sense. How could any person think otherwise?’

Then Press would spew and I’d sit slack-jawed in amazement. His complete lack of logic, rational thought and deductive reasoning was astounding – even for this young kid.

It was as if someone was arguing that 2 + 2 = 7.

kurtzz3 on February 16, 2009 at 3:12 PM

Bill Pull affirmed his place in idiocy history a couple of years ago, when he fell hook, line and sinker for the long-discredited “Lovenstein Institute” hoax.

For our younger Democrat readers here, that hoax started around 2001, when the nonexistent Lovenstein Institute set up a web domain and published a totally false “study” that showed that the evil Dubyah had an IQ in the lower 90s. At the same time, Bill Clinton’s IQ was above 180.

When told he was had, Pull blamed Bush, of course. Not his own stupidity. But it’s fitting that Bill would be conned by a fake IQ study.

BTW the Lovenstein Institute website is still up and running. They’re pro-O’bama, by the way. Claude Rains could not be reached for comment.

Del Dolemonte on February 16, 2009 at 3:12 PM

Biggest laugh: Press says he doesn’t want the Fairness Doctrine, but the “Fair and Balanced Doctrine”. That’s why libtalker marketing needs government intervention to survive. I’ll stick with the free market, thank you

.

Am I the only one who sees this hipocracy? Why is it the left considers FOX NEWS right wing? Isn’t their motto “Fair and Balanced”? Not according to the left. They refuse to see any balance in it all, even though they had ” Hannity and Colmbs! (not sure how to spell meely mouth, I mean Colmbs)

AllosaursRus on February 16, 2009 at 3:12 PM

Sydney Carton on February 16, 2009 at 3:09 PM

Don’t lose your head over it.

Snowed In on February 16, 2009 at 3:12 PM

“Thanks to the stimulus package, we’ve established that broadband networks — the Internet — are critical, national infrastructure. We think that gives us an opening to look at what runs over that critical infrastructure.”

Oh yeah, note how the stimulus brings the Internet to heel.

Akzed on February 16, 2009 at 3:12 PM

It was as if someone was arguing that 2 + 2 = 7.

kurtzz3 on February 16, 2009 at 3:12 PM

…and urging lawmakers to pass a law making it so.

Snowed In on February 16, 2009 at 3:13 PM

Megyn is great!
Keep up the great work.

Will fairness be meted to the alphabet news outlets as well?
Will Keith Oberfurher be required to offer balance & parity?

The war is coming guys…

blackriverbass on February 16, 2009 at 3:13 PM

Lib talk radio doesn’t work because libs have to have pictures.

-Dave

Dave R. on February 16, 2009 at 2:49 PM

I don’t know if you were serious but I think you are close to the truth or at least part of the truth. Print and to a lesser extent radio are not as conducive to emotional manipulation as image-based media. Words actually have to make sense, they require some semblance of logic. They can be countered. Images only require an emotional response. No matter what the debate liberals have their emotional devices that require images to deciminate: The Stimulus? Cue victim of lay-offs; Gay marriage? Cue beautiful, committed yet sad lesbian couple denied the ‘right to love each other;’Gaza? Que wounded Palestinian children. Liberals need images. (At least in my opinion)

Renae on February 16, 2009 at 3:17 PM

Funny how he keeps saying it’s the public’s airwaves and the licenses are free… Um ok, then what is stopping libs from putting on their own channels? Oh that’s right, no listeners = no advertising = no revenue.

Liberals hate math.

saltydogg14 on February 16, 2009 at 3:19 PM

Bill Press is a know nothing vacumn head who gets his talking points from Media Matters and The Nation magazine. The only way he can win a debate is if he can out shout and out filibuster his opponent. He used to be a commentator on ABC 7 out here in L..A. Whenever he was required to defend his talking points against a conservative like Bruce Herschonson, he would always, always repeat his talking points again and again, in order to take up as much time as he could in order to prevent Bruce from responding in the time necessary to refute his nonsense, and he did it to Megyn in that segment. She was able to deflect most of his maneuvers, but he was still able to get off his talking points without directly responding to her questions. Megyn let him off the hook too much, although she handled him better than most.

By the way, this is the modus operandi of all liberal talking heads. Watch how they will filibuster the segment (they have been taught how to exhaust the conservatives time available during these TV segments) and shout “can I finish my point,” or “If you will let me finish,” etc. Thus, by the time the conservative has the floor, the time has run out, and they go to commercial.

My advice; Keep pressing the main question until they either answer the question, or admit they don’t know. Don’t allow them to dictate the topics discussed. You know they don’t have a satisfactory answer to our ideas, therefore, make them admit that to the only national audience you may get. Those small segments should not be wasted chasing liberals around the mulberry bush. That’s what they want, and we have been falling for it.

Joe Pyne on February 16, 2009 at 3:19 PM

The Fairness Doctrine will also force those “successful” Progressive talk stations to put on Conservatives – will they be willing to do that? Not without a fight, I’m sure!
Maybe that is the angle that should be taken in this arguement…WE Conservatives will be coming to a Progressive station near you….SOON!

NotPC on February 16, 2009 at 3:19 PM

Hmmm.. let’s see: NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, BET,
E Network, etc. etc. vs. Fox
Let’s start the fairness doctrine for TV. Oh wait, that’s off limits. They’ve banished us to radio and now want to crush that. Obamanation.

Christian Conservative on February 16, 2009 at 3:21 PM

This guy is a complete moron.

WisCon on February 16, 2009 at 3:22 PM

How long until Air America gets “stimulated” by Congress?

Moesart on February 16, 2009 at 3:23 PM

The Fairness Doctrine will never take place but it sure is fun watching conservative’s heads explode when it is brought up. I voted for Obama but I love rightwing radio. Rush and Hannitty are very entertaining and the callers even more so. Savage is a nut but even he is fun to listen too. I’ll admit MSNBC is liberal if you people will admit Fox is conservative……….didn’t think so.

athensboy on February 16, 2009 at 3:25 PM

Megyn Kelly–doing the job no Republican politician will do!

And whatever these libs are smoking, I wish it were available to the mass public.

varnson on February 16, 2009 at 3:26 PM

The Fairness Doctrine will never take place but it sure is fun watching conservative’s heads explode when it is brought up. athensboy on February 16, 2009 at 3:25 PM

That’s not their head exploding, it is the last limits of their belief that we can have fair debate in this country. We have seen enough attacks on our religion, morals, and freedoms to know there are no limits to what the left will attack.

Passionate-Conservative on February 16, 2009 at 3:29 PM

How much do NPR and PBS execs make?

Whatever it is, I want it capped.

artist on February 16, 2009 at 3:29 PM

We all want to be pressed by Megyn.

Mr. Joe on February 16, 2009 at 2:47 PM

Got that right. (Bob Hope growl).

OT: I had a thought this weekend. Why doesn’t Fox dump Shep and put Julie Banderas in his place?

BuckeyeSam on February 16, 2009 at 3:29 PM

The Fairness Doctrine will never take place

And obama said he would balance the budget.

I’ll admit MSNBC is liberal if you people will admit Fox is conservative

You are right both times.

sonofdy on February 16, 2009 at 3:29 PM

Why do the majority of people only allow the discussion to be about talk radio? What about TV? What about people hired right out of campaigns or the White House and are suddenly called journalists – George Stephanopoulos and Chris Matthews?

I would say that since Rush Limbaugh hit the air when about 100 stations carried talk radio and now there are over 2000 the Liberals are just sore losers. They have thrown everything and the kitchen sink at him and all they have done is create an entire conservative media wing used to combat their own media. Sounds fair enough to me.

BTW, If Bill Press is talking and no one hears him is he still wrong? Has anyone ever see him win an argument?

woodman on February 16, 2009 at 3:30 PM

Such blatant stabs at free speech are dangerous for the libtards. Me thinks they have not ball one to pursue this much farther than chatter. All hell would break loose, as it should b/c Americans are not accustomed to being told to shut up, nor should we be. HELL.FRIGGIN.NO.

Ris4victory on February 16, 2009 at 3:30 PM

How does a lying sack of steaming crap like Press sleep at night? He knows full well why he and the democrats want to do this .. and it’s certainly not in the interest of promoting “fairness”.

I’ve really had it with these people. I wonder if that’s why I keep dreaming about guillotines.

darwin on February 16, 2009 at 3:31 PM

Smoking.

MarcusBrody on February 16, 2009 at 3:33 PM

I’ll admit MSNBC is liberal if you people will admit Fox is conservative……….didn’t think so.

athensboy on February 16, 2009 at 3:25 PM

What do you mean “don’t think so”? I fully admit that Fox News has a conservative slant. Duh? It’s quite obvious. They don’t have on O’Reilly, Beck, and Hannity for nothing. What bothers me more is the news organizations that claim they are not bias? O’Reilly, Beck, and Hannity fully admit they are biased. But when are Brian Williams, Katie Couric, Meredith Vierera (who protested against the Iraq War), Ann Curry, Matt Lauer, Larry King, The New York & LA Times, and Newsweek reporters going to admit they biased? That is all I want is for them to let me know where they are coming from. If you want to slant the news in a liberal direction. Fine. Go ahead. But don’t patronize me by saying you are not slanting the news when you clearly are!!!

terryannonline on February 16, 2009 at 3:34 PM

The concept of supply and demand is not something that registers in small liberal minds. They think everyone should be fed from the same bread line – not allowed to choose what they want to listen to.

bdeitrich on February 16, 2009 at 3:34 PM

no no no no no…please don’t touch my NPR! We neeeeed it to stay that way.

Black Adam on February 16, 2009 at 3:34 PM

“Billy” and Meg are great on Fox.
Then there’s ‘just Meg’ who is “dine-o-mite!” as an interviewer.
Even Senator Spector has a crush on her.
Megyn is very comfortable in her own skin. (Now why did I say that?)

Randy

williars on February 16, 2009 at 3:35 PM

Bill Press is Exhibit A that explains the failure of liberals in a competitive radio market.

He has the IQ of a box of rocks

Petaluma Patriot on February 16, 2009 at 3:37 PM

Press’ closing statement:
“It’s not fair, Megyn!”

Sounds like a five year old. What a freakin’ crybaby.

muggedbyreality on February 16, 2009 at 3:38 PM

Press’s logic:

“The airwaves {that distribute information} are publicly owned.”

My logical rebuttal:

The public owns the government funded roads that carry newspapers to various points of distribution. Therefore, under Bill’s logic, all newspapers should be subject to the so-called Fairness Doctrine since newspapers are distributed over these public roadways.

But then again, many liberals actually believe the AP is objective.

This is why liberals lose on talk radio. Their logic is profoundly absurd and abundantly easy to defeat.

This Fairness (Censorship) Doctrine is only about silencing opposition.

thaDeetz on February 16, 2009 at 3:38 PM

OT: I had a thought this weekend. Why doesn’t Fox dump Shep and put Julie Banderas in his place?

BuckeyeSam on February 16, 2009 at 3:29 PM

Now we’re talking! If that doesn’t work they could put her AT my place. : – P

thomasaur on February 16, 2009 at 3:38 PM

She is good

glaring4 on February 16, 2009 at 3:39 PM

None of my liberal friends listen to AM Radio at all….they listen to their ipods, or music radio, or the zillion other outlets for liberal thought. When Air America was available in the area they didn’t tune in even after I told them about it. New technologies have long since invalidated that ‘scarcity of rescources’ FCC BS argument (so ironic that we need a ‘fairness doctrine’ on the only place conservative thought dominates). Radio in general is nearly on the ropes anyway….Conservative Talk is one of the few bright spots for them.

Oh and Megyn Kelly, is just too hot (AND right) for words…

diesirae on February 16, 2009 at 3:41 PM

CENSORSHIP……Change you can count on!

SDarchitect on February 16, 2009 at 3:41 PM

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