Sessions Pledges to Lead Filibuster Against Fairness Doctrine
There's been a lot of news about Democratic senators supporting the reinstitution of the Fairness Doctrine. Last week Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., said it was "absolutely time to pass a standard." Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, came out with a similar message, saying, "We need the Fairness Doctrine back."
However, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., is serving as the voice of sanity in the debate and has pledged to lead a filibuster in the U.S. Senate against any attempt to reinstitute the Fairness Doctrine. He appeared in an interview on Mark Levin's Feb. 10 radio show.
"Let me ask you this Sen. Sessions," Levin said. "If they try to make a run at talk radio, whether it's the local rule or diversity of ownership, or equal this or equal that - will you lead a filibuster among others to try and stop that?"
"Absolutely," Sessions replied. "I think a lot of others will and it would be a terrible thing. The airwaves are open. Anybody can get on that has a following and can sell the ads and make the program go. People are not being denied the right to go on the radio. They're not denied the right to buy time on the radio. So for the government to come and say, ‘We think there's too much of this kind of opinion and not enough of the kind of opinion we like,' would be a very dangerous thing."