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Democrats try to block Kerry Documentary - Sinclair Retreats!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by DPI, Oct 14, 2004.

  1. DPI

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    Democrats can dish it out (with fellow socialist Micheal Moore) but they can't take it! Talk about trying to squash the 1st amendment right of free speech...

    I think Kerry should stand on his Vietnam record (the real one) and this will give people a real look at him!
    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&ncid=1963&e=8&u=/ap/20041014/ap_en_ot/kerry_film


    FCC Won't Stop Airing of Anti-Kerry Film


    1 hour, 34 minutes ago
    By JENNIFER C. KERR, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON - The Federal Communications Commission (news - web sites) won't intervene to stop a broadcast company's plans to air a critical documentary about John Kerry (news - web sites)'s anti-Vietnam War activities on dozens of TV stations, the agency's chairman said Thursday.
    "Don't look to us to block the airing of a program," Michael Powell told reporters. "I don't know of any precedent in which the commission could do that."
    Eighteen senators, all Democrats, wrote to Powell this week and asked him to investigate Sinclair Broadcast Group's plan to run the program, "Stolen Honor: Wounds That Never Heal," two weeks before the Nov. 2 election.
    Powell said there are no federal rules that would allow the agency to prevent the program. "I think that would be an absolute disservice to the First Amendment and I think it would be unconstitutional if we attempted to do so," he said.
    He said he would consider the senators' concerns but added that they may not amount to a formal complaint, which could trigger an investigation. FCC (news - web sites) rules require that a program air before a formal complaint can be considered.
    Sinclair, based outside Baltimore, has asked its 62 television stations — many of them in competitive states in the presidential election — to pre-empt regular programming to run the documentary. It chronicles Kerry's 1971 testimony before Congress and links him to activist and actress Jane Fonda (news). It includes interviews with Vietnam prisoners of war and their wives who claim Kerry's testimony demeaned them and led their captors to hold them longer.
    In the letter to Powell, the senators — led by Dianne Feinstein of California — asked the FCC to determine whether the airing of the anti-Kerry program is a "proper use of public airwaves" and to investigate whether it would violate rules requiring equal air time for candidates.
    Separately, the Democratic National Committee (news - web sites) filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (news - web sites) on Tuesday contending that Sinclair's airing of the film should be considered an illegal in-



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  2. firefighter184

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    Re: Democrats try to block Kerry Documentary

    Typical...
     
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    Re: Democrats try to block Kerry Documentary

    DP, I did not realize you and I were on opposite sides of the fence come November 2nd. Who's gonna hold your shoplight now? A Democrat? Just kidding. Im a big free speecher, so I say if there is a documentary to run, run it. Thats why we have slander/libel laws to protect us in the event its a bunch of B.S.
     
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    Re: Democrats try to block Kerry Documentary

    I can't wait till the Documentary runs. I think once people see Kerry in his true hardcore leftus liberal light, the real Kerry, not the make up splattered, made for TV conservative Democrat that he wants everyone to "think" he is, the polls and the election will sway to BUSH!~

    DJ - Tell me it aint so. Your a liberal? It's okay to be a Democrat, but a liberal is crossing the line. Especially in OK. /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif




    However, I will still let you hold the shop light. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Democrats try to block Kerry Documentary

    Here are a couple of choice comments from articles on the same subject:

    Threat from Kerry campaign spokesman
    Earlier in the day, campaign spokesman Chad Clanton had warned, "Listen - they better look out there at Sinclair Broadcasting. ... They've stirred up a lot of hatred. ... I think they're going to regret doing this. They better hope we don't win. Hyman said Clanton's words "certainly sounded like a threat" and that was cause for widespread concern.

    "It's something that should cause concern for every media organization in the country - if this is going to be a precedent for this campaign or any other campaign should they win," the Sinclair spokesman told Fox.


    And a courtesy not offered to Bush to rebut any of the ridiculous "farenheit 911" type stuff:

    Howard Wolfson, a senior adviser to the DNC, argued that the program contains "no pretense to objectivity."

    "It's essentially a 90-minute political commercial masquerading as a documentary," he argued.

    Actually, says Hyman, the film is only 40 minutes, but no matter — he's also asked Kerry to come on the program and rebut or argue any point made in the documentary. So far, Kerry hasn't bitten.


    The phrase "can dish it out but can't take it" comes to mind for some reason. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    Re: Democrats try to block Kerry Documentary

    this is just like everything else... the left wants their goodies, but dont want anyone else to have them. They want their minions to have guns, but no one else can. Their protestors and idiot film makers have all the freedom of speech they want, but not the 'nam vets who kerry fawked. They get to drive whatever they want, but YOU shouldn't be able to drive your SUV. They would greatly prefer to use YOUR money for their causes, instead of actually ponying up their own dough. Same old chit. **** the left.

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    Re: Democrats try to block Kerry Documentary

    The problem I have with it is that it's preempting regularly scheduled programming. The Moore film was in theaters and if you wanted to see it you had to make the decision to pay and go see it. In this case Ma and Pa citizen could be sitting down to watch the Simpsons and have this forced on them. Say what you want about Moore and his film but he didn't force you to watch it.
     
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    Re: Democrats try to block Kerry Documentary

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    The problem I have with it is that it's preempting regularly scheduled programming. The Moore film was in theaters and if you wanted to see it you had to make the decision to pay and go see it. In this case Ma and Pa citizen could be sitting down to watch the Simpsons and have this forced on them. Say what you want about Moore and his film but he didn't force you to watch it.

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    Gee, I didn't know people were going to come to people's houses and 'force' them to watch it... /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif
     
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    Re: Democrats try to block Kerry Documentary

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    Say what you want about Moore and his film but he didn't force you to watch it.

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    I've said it before and will again, If Moore was really about just getting the "important" message out, he would either put the film out free of charge to people(hmm like puting it on TV for all to view if they so please), or at least selling the movies cheaper. Why does Farenheitt 9/11 cost the same as a big budget film that costs 30 mill to make cause they have to pay actors and such? Maybe cause Moore is lining his pockets?
     
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    Re: Democrats try to block Kerry Documentary

    I'm agree. I have yet to see the film myself so I can't comment on the content but from what I'ved heard both films are for the most part BS.
     
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    Re: Democrats try to block Kerry Documentary

    I would believe them both to be largely BS. I have not seen either, and I won't pay to see either.
     
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    Re: Democrats try to block Kerry Documentary

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    I would believe them both to be largely BS. I have not seen either, and I won't pay to see either.

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    Amen Brother, I would watch both but just like "Bowling for Columbine" I'm not gonna pay to see the crap. Let me see it free so I can laugh at the bullsh*t and not feel like I got robbed.
     
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    Re: Democrats try to block Kerry Documentary

    Michael Moore is the Joseph Geobbles of the 21st century.

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    The Democrats Minister of Propaganda /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    Say what you want about Moore and his film but he didn't force you to watch it.

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    I've said it before and will again, If Moore was really about just getting the "important" message out, he would either put the film out free of charge to people(hmm like puting it on TV for all to view if they so please), or at least selling the movies cheaper. Why does Farenheitt 9/11 cost the same as a big budget film that costs 30 mill to make cause they have to pay actors and such? Maybe cause Moore is lining his pockets?

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    Uh, it only cost $10 at my local walmart. $20 for "Day After Tomorrow". Don't give a rats a$$ one way or the other, just thought I'd put some facts on the table.
     
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    The problem I have with it is that it's preempting regularly scheduled programming. The Moore film was in theaters and if you wanted to see it you had to make the decision to pay and go see it. In this case Ma and Pa citizen could be sitting down to watch the Simpsons and have this forced on them. Say what you want about Moore and his film but he didn't force you to watch it.

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    Here we go again. That's right, the evil Republican Gestapo is going to every house in America and forcing people to watch this thing at gunpoint. /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif
     
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    Re: Democrats try to block Kerry Documentary

    Total BS.

    They should at least release the film and assign a rabid promoter like Micheal Moore to it. At least with this one, the claims that the "left tried to subdue/suppress it" would be true.

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    Re: Democrats try to block Kerry Documentary

    BULLSHIT!! /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif

    If the SOB democraps dont want to watch it, they can change the channel. This just ruined my day /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     
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    Re: Democrats try to block Kerry Documentary

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    The problem I have with it is that it's preempting regularly scheduled programming. The Moore film was in theaters and if you wanted to see it you had to make the decision to pay and go see it. In this case Ma and Pa citizen could be sitting down to watch the Simpsons and have this forced on them. Say what you want about Moore and his film but he didn't force you to watch it.

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    You can just change the channel god knows theres like 8 million of them to watch.
     

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