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John Armor Article in Human Events

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 30, 2008

Local author, raconteur, and former primary candidate in the GOP NC-11 race, has an article on Human Events entitled, “Anybody Remember The Red Lion Case?” and here is a snippet to whet your appetite for more:

…What Justice White does not include in his opinion is the relative availability of media when he was writing his opinion. There were slightly more than 4,000 daily newspapers in the United States, then. Most major cities had competing dailies. Some cities like Chicago and New York, had more than six competing newspapers.

At the same time, in 1969, the number of TV licenses were in the hundreds, and there were fewer radio licenses than newspapers.

Today, all of those figures are reversed. The number of daily newspapers is down to about 2,000 and declining. The number of TV stations are above 10,000, and the number of radio stations about five times as many. Given cable and satellite technologies, the average American household now has access to at least 100 TV channels, plus dozens of specialized radio stations. That average household has access to less than two daily newspapers.

It was this change in the facts which led the FCC to end the Fairness Doctrine almost thirty years ago. The disparity, with print media declining and electronic media growing, has continued apace since then. This huge advantage in favor of individual access to broadcast channels that offer what they want, is increased by orders of magnitude when the Internet, plus pod casting, are added to the mix.

Those who are arguing for reestablishment of the Fairness Doctrine have not done their homework….

Source: Human Events

Commentary


You can bet everything you own that the Democrats will get a new Fairness Doctrine in place if Barack Obama is elected President, and that will mean the end of AM Radio.

Fortunately for us, the Internet will be here for the conservative commentators to utilize to side step the ban on conservative talk. That will be good for people who have access to DSL or faster Internet connections, but not for the millions who are on dial up, or listen while on the road, or away from computers.

Will wireless carriers be able to stream Internet radio? Or will people employ a work around like I did while WZNN/WZGM was offering talk radio programming? (I used a transmitter to take the audio from an AM Radio and transmit it on FM so I could hear the faint 1350 kHz signal on my Walkman on an empty slot on the FM Dial, usually 87.9 MHz, up to a mile from my pickup).

I am firm in my belief that if the Fairness Doctrine is passed, we will find a way around it…for the Neo-Stalinist Democrats do not understand the power of freedom, and the utility of Free Markets…that is one reason lefty talk never took hold. They just don’t get it, and never will.

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Posted in Concepts, Conservatism, conservative talk, Fairness Doctrine, Free Markets, john armor, neo-Stalinist Tacttics, Progressives | Leave a Comment »

NC-11 Candidates at the 11th District Convention

Posted by Thunder Pig on April 28, 2008

cross-posted on WNC Citizens Blog.

Here is the entire debate in an 11 video play list. I edited the candidates last question and closing remarks as separate videos because I could not fit them on one video.

I would have had these up yesterday, but my internet connection died on me.

Posted in Carl Mumpower, citizen journalism, Debate, GOP, john armor, NC-11, Spence Campbell | Leave a Comment »

Congressional Candidates Debate at the NC-11 District GOP Convention

Posted by Thunder Pig on April 27, 2008


Here is the first video of the debate among John Armor, Spence Campbell and Carl Mumpower.

I will post others to this post as I edit them.

This is the second one. There will be no more tonight because I am going to bed. I’ll post the rest here tomorrow.

Posted in Carl Mumpower, Debate, john armor, NC-11, Spence Campbell, video, WNC | Leave a Comment »

WWNC Radio Debate Videos for NC-11 GOP Primary

Posted by Thunder Pig on April 16, 2008

Whew!

The playlist below is all ten videos covering the entire two-hour debate.

Candidate Websites

John Armor

Spence Campbell

Carl Mumpower

And the show website that they candidates appeared on:

Take A Stand

I might just take tomorrow off, and goof around all day, or go look for a job that’s easier than this internet stuff.

**update** 7.01 pm

Go here, if you want to see the videos individually.

Posted in 110th Congress, Carl Mumpower, Debate, GOP, john armor, NC-11, radio, Spence Campbell, WWNC | Leave a Comment »

NC-11 GOP Candidates Debate on WWNC-AM

Posted by Thunder Pig on April 15, 2008

The GOP Candidates for the NC-11 Congressional seat debated on the radio today on Matt Mttan’s “Take A Stand” Show, which airs on WWNC-AM 570.

It usually takes them a few days to put up the podcast, so here is the debate with the commercials edited out.

Download Hour One

Download Hour Two

Candidate websites

John Armor

Spence Campbell

Carl Mumpower

Posted in 2008, Carl Mumpower, Debate, Heath Shuler, john armor, radio, Spence Campbell, WWNC | Leave a Comment »

Congressional Candidates Debate in Flat Rock

Posted by Thunder Pig on April 10, 2008

FLAT ROCK — The $600 million “Road to Nowhere” could be back if the Republicans running for the 11th congressional district have their way.

At a debate at Flat Rock today, Highlands attorney John Armor, retired Army Col. Spence Campbell of Hendersonville and Asheville City Councilman Carl Mumpower described the 34-mile road through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park as a broken promise. Campbell and Mumpower said it should be built.

Source: Hendersonville News-Times

At least the candidates understand the importance of the North Shore Road.

Posted in Carl Mumpower, Debate, Federal Oppression, john armor, NC-11, Spence Campbell | Leave a Comment »

NC-11 GOP Debate in Macon County

Posted by Thunder Pig on March 30, 2008


The player will advance automatically from video to video so that you may watch the entire debate from beginning to end.

Posted in Carl Mumpower, Debate, Franklin, GOP, Heath Shuler, john armor, Macon County, NC-11, primary, Spence Campbell | Leave a Comment »

Macon County GOP Convention Part I

Posted by Thunder Pig on March 30, 2008


I attended the Macon County GOP Convention today, and took lots of video and lots of photos. I was amazed at the spirited debate among the three Congressional candidates, and wowed by the state level candidates, who all spoke eloquently.

I also found out my video editing software doesn’t like large files. So, after three hours of processing, the hour long video of the debate was unusable. So, I am chopping the debate into You Tube sized chunks. THis is the first, then I am going to bed, and will process the rest tomorrow.

Posted in candidates, Carl Mumpower, Debate, GOP, john armor, Macon County, Spence Campbell, video | Leave a Comment »

John Armor, Fred Smith Win Macon County Straw Poll

Posted by Thunder Pig on March 29, 2008

Here are the results of the Macon County GOP Straw Poll, taken after the spirited discussion forum:

  1. 32 John Armor
  2. 19 Carl Mumpower
  3. 11 Spence Campbell

In the NC Gubernatorial Straw Poll , the results were:

  1. 34 Fred Smith
  2. 5 Bob Orr
  3. 3 Bill Graham
  4. 1 Pat McCrory

I will have video up later, so keep checking back.

The Congressional Debate was the most spirited yet.


John Armor Wins Macon Straw Poll

Posted in 2008, Campaign, Carl Mumpower, GOP, john armor, NC Governor, polls, Spence Campbell | Leave a Comment »

Attention Jerry Agar Listeners

Posted by Thunder Pig on March 24, 2008

To find the post highlighting John Armor’s discussion with Jerry Agar, please click here.

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