Bush: 'I'll Block Attempts To Reinstate Fairness Doctrine'
March 11, 2008 at 1:33 PM (PT)
President GEORGE W. BUSH told the NATIONAL RELIGIOUS BROADCASTERS that he is against any attempt to reinstitute the "Fairness Doctrine."
Speaking at the NRB's convention in NASHVILLE TUESDAY and praising Reps. MIKE PENCE (R-IN) and GREG WALDEN (R-OR) for their efforts to pass a bill to ban reinstatement of the rule, saying that "for some in WASHINGTON, the only opinions that require balancing are the ones they don’t like. We know who these advocates of so-called balance really have in their sights -- shows hosted by people like RUSH LIMBAUGH or JAMES DOBSON or many of you here today. By insisting on so-called balance, they want to silence those they don’t agree with. The truth of the matter is: They know they cannot prevail in the public debate of ideas." He vowed that "If Congress should ever pass any legislation that stifles your right to express your views, I’m going to veto it."