The FCC won't Intervene

Despite an outcry from the democrats, the FCC says that it has no authority to block the airing of the "Stolen Honor" documentary by Sinclair subsidiary stations. Chairman Michael Powell quite rightly pointed out that they do not have the authority to interfere with the first amendment rights of the company. Once the program is aired, then the FCC can act if it finds that a law was broken, not before.

The question I have is this. If John Kerry's activities were so "noble" why are they afraid to let the people see the things he did?
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well Kerry served, Bush was just national guard. You know the one weekend a month people. You can't hardly compare the 2.

9:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear there's another 'documentary' in the works about Bush in the same time period called "Drunk at the Wheel".

10:41 PM  
Blogger The G-man said...

To the first anonymous post:

How dare you denigrate the fine men and women serving in our National Guard! Perhaps you are not aware that they are pulling a very large portion of the load in Iraq and Afghanistan right now! This has been the same in many of the conflicts that this nation has fought. Your ignorance makes you the lowest scum imaginable, because you are the type who breates the rarified air of freedom and spurns the sacrice that made it possible!

12:54 AM  
Blogger The G-man said...

To the second anonymous poster:

President Bush has made no attempt to hide the fact that he had a drinking problem at one time. It was a personal fault that he corrected.

Your candidate on the other hand has made no apology for his betrayal of every veteran who's ever worn a uniform. Perhaps you don't see his actions that way, but then again you're not a veteran are you? In fact he still states that he is proud of his actions. By taking that stance, he should not then be surprised that he is disenfranchising the veterans who've served this nation!

12:58 AM  
Blogger Angela said...

Another "swift" and "smart" Blogging Wonder Says:

"Well Kerry served, Bush was just national guard. You know the one weekend a month people. You can't hardly compare the 2."

Uh, excuse me but the national guard people are protecting your dumb @**. Kerry managed to put hundreds if not thousands of our troops in harms way when he served AND when he came back from Vietnam.

7:46 AM  
Blogger Angela said...


I will attempt to answer you question by telling you what I think about the whole documentary situation. It seems all the Michael Moore fans that $bought into his so called documentary (lies) are the ones doing all the complaining. I know because I have a friend that is a huge Michael Moore fan. She's saying that his film should be played on television. Since all the dems seem to be crying about this situation I think Michael Moore's film should be aired on television AND then right after they can air the FahrenHYPE 9/11.

As for the John Kerry Documentary I believe it should be aired. If people don't like it they can change the channel or don't turn their TV on. It's THAT simple. The truth is that anybody that paid attention to the history of our country would know that there is absolutely NOTHING "noble" about John Kerry.

7:52 AM  
Blogger Angela said...

What's REALLY interesting is that the Kerry "team" would say that Mary Cheney is "fair game" but when folks talk about the documentary about John Kerry they forget that John Kerry and John Edwards are the ones that are "fair game."

I actually had a friend write and tell me that she didn't see what good checking out their voting records would do over on www.vote-smart.org because that would be like comparing apples to apples.

I would say that the Kerry-Loving-Liberals refuse to open their eyes to the facts and it's sad because everything going on is at stake, our economy is bouncing back and these "dems" that want into the white house are going to ruin EVERYTHING IF they get in.

I suspect that the polls don't even come close to what they should be because people don't vote in the polls. Pro-Bush support will come out in record numbers come election day.

7:56 AM  
Blogger Paul G. said...

The use of corperate funds, by a publicly traded company above and beyond the limits allowed by campaign finance law is an outrage to shareholders and the public.

Sinclair has first amendment rights, but they also have limits and they are over stepping them.

Sheryl -
A theater or DVD/VHS release is not the same thing at all and does not travel the public airwaves into homes.
Theater and DVD requires that the viewer actively seek out the media and has a pre-existing knowledge of the contents, a TV show can be channel switched without knowledge of the content or source.

And it's not news, anymore than the History Channels re-enactment of the battle of Gettysburg.

At least Moore didn't pretend that he was offering news.

1:34 PM  
Blogger The G-man said...

Ok, Paul. I'll concede that technically, Sinclair shouldn't be broadcasting a "campaign commercial" at the specified time under the strictest sense of the law, but the FCC has indicated that it doesn't have any precident set to intervene.

Further, there are quite a few things that are being perpetrated by the Democrats that are an outright attempt to steal this election.

For example. How do you explain a 104% registration rate of those eligible to register to vote (as projected by the census bureau) in Philadelphia, and the fact that the vast majority of these new registrations are democrats (on the order of 20 to 1)? How do you explain this in light of the fact, that there's been no signs of a massive influx of residents and that even a 100% registration rate would be considered quite extraordinary.

Why am I posing this question? Because If it is wrong for the Republicans to present a single TV show, how wrong is it for the Democrats to turn in thousands of fraudulent voter registrations? Philadelphia is not the only location that this is ocurring in either. The Democrat's abuse of the system and voter intimidation tactics this year are simply out of control.

Ok, so it's not technically right for the Republicans to try to sneak this one by, but they clearly feel that in light of what the Democrats are doing, they are entitled this one thing.

So spare me your righteous indignation until you've cleaned up your own party's transgressions.

2:22 PM  


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