Fairness Doctrine advocate Senator’s husband nabbed with prostitute south of Big Beaver

by editor on February 8, 2009

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Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow has said she wants to re-introduce the Fairness Doctrine.

So to be completely fair, we don’t remember this story from the Detroit Free Press (April 2, 2008) getting too much coverage:

“Thomas Athans, the husband of U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow and cofounder of a liberal talk radio network, told Troy police detectives that he paid a prostitute $150 for sex at a Troy hotel in late February, according to a police report obtained Wednesday by the Free Press under the Freedom of Information Act…Athans was pulled over by police on I-75 minutes after leaving the Residence Inn on Livernois, just east of I-75 and south of Big Beaver, the evening of Feb. 26…When questioned during the stop, he acknowledged he had been at the hotel with a woman he met on the Internet (see online ad). On further questioning, he acknowledged he had paid the woman $150 for oral sex.”

He was pulled over south of Big Beaver?

Please supply your own punchline.

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Flowerplough February 8, 2009 at 1:17 pm

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The scandal is that a leader of the “Fairness Doctrine” revival has a husband who stands (or stood) to gain from her efforts. Liberal talk never makes any money, always goes bust, but Senatorette Nanny-now’s gonna give liberal talk some Affirmative Action if she can.

Mark (administrator) February 8, 2009 at 2:10 pm
KimmyQueen January 14, 2010 at 7:51 pm

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Wow if that photo is real and true she could be doing so many other things (positive) with her time and beauty while it last. So young too for 150 yuck what a waste of life.

non-sequitur February 8, 2009 at 3:14 pm

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Flowerplough: The scandal is that a leader of the “Fairness Doctrine” revival has a husband who stands (or stood) to gain from her efforts. Liberal talk never makes any money, always goes bust, but Senatorette Nanny-now’s gonna give liberal talk some Affirmative Action if she can

First, I don’t see the scandal, what does her husband’s legal problems have do with her promotion of the fairness doctrine? Although flowerplough attempts to link the two, her husband would not benefit from reintroduction of the fairness doctrine given that his problem is a criminal issue involving a private citizen, which is distinct from a political issue (such as a spending bill) involving public interests that would be subject to the balance requirement.

scott c February 8, 2009 at 4:15 pm

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Well the fact that her husband is also a liberal talk radio executive seems like it might be a tiny itty bitty conflict of interest for her in this matter.

Isn'titObvious February 8, 2009 at 10:20 pm

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Stabenow got caught like a Jeremiah Wright on steroids, like Dick Cheney, like all of these political opportunist whores who only want to steal our freedom for profit.

Debbie Stabenow will now have to explain this over-extended conflict of interest, given that Air America Radio is such a bottom feeder for government handouts, and her husband runs the station…

Oh and also, maybe she can explain their one sided programming all the time towards anything Israel does. Or maybe she can’t. Since there is no “fairness” doctrine she cares about anyway, just the fairness doctrine of her own pocket books and shills for hire……

Did I hear the sound of another grubby politician drop? At least Obama is decent most of the time, these other democrats & republicans are only looking for FREE taxpayer handouts at the taxpayers expense…

John C. Randolph April 18, 2009 at 8:12 am

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So, the story is that the dude was too stupid to shut up and wait for his lawyer?

-jcr

John Burinda January 14, 2010 at 5:48 pm

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I use to live in the area and as a side note, Big Beaver Rd. is exit 69 on I-75

KimmyQueen January 14, 2010 at 7:54 pm

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The link here is that he would benefit enormously from her legislation. The whore story is extra information. As it comes to that I got to ask myself if this is a man that does this and I am sure it is not the first nor the last time he does this, why is she doing something that would benefit his bottom line? in effect shouldn’t she be divorcing this creep?