Savage, Thomas More Center Team To Battle Fairness Doctrine
February 24, 2009 at 11:05 AM (PT)
TALK RADIO NETWORK's MICHAEL SAVAGE is teaming up with the THOMAS MORE LAW CENTER to battle against the reinstitution of the "Fairness Doctrine."
"MICHAEL SAVAGE is the personification of what the liberals hate about conservative talk radio," said the organization's President and Chief Counsel RICHARD THOMPSON. "We're proud to represent him in this crucial battle to preserve the grand purpose of political speech protected by the First Amendment."
"Whatever form its reinstatement may take, any limitation on the free speech rights of MICHAEL SAVAGE will result in an immediate legal action," added THOMPSON. "The U. S. Supreme Court would most likely find any reinstatement of the Doctrine unconstitutional.
"With the stink of public corruption blanketing WASHINGTON, with our elected officials passing the single largest spending bill in our nation's history without even reading or debating it, with the increasing nationalization of our financial institutions, with almost dictatorial control of Congress by one political party, and with increasing signs we are becoming a socialistic country, Americans need more dynamic talk show hosts like SAVAGE, not less.... A regulation of speech motivated by nothing more than a desire to silence political opposition on controversial issues of public interest is the purest example of a law abridging the freedom of speech. Such action is the hallmark of totalitarian governments, not a free society. If the doctrine is so fair, why are the liberals limiting it only to radio… Why not television, the Internet, and all the print media?"