Sen.Stabenow Has A Stake In The‘Fairness Doctrine’

Stabenow is married to Tom Athans, a liberal talk radio executive...

He is a co-founder and former CEO of the liberal-progressive Democracy Radio, an organization that produced and supported liberal talk radio shows that formerly included the Ed Schultz Show. He is now the executive Vice-President of another liberal talk radio organization Air America…

On November 4, 2005, Athans stepped down as CEO of Democracy Radio, ending the organization.

After stepping down from Democracy Radio, Athans became the Executive Vice-President of Air America, a much larger but similar organization. Athans is in charge of developing new programming to expand Air Americas lineup. He will also head Air America’s Washington, D.C. corporate office…

On April 2, 2008, the Detroit Free Press reported that Athans had been implicated in a prostitution sting:

THOMAS ATHANS, the husband of U.S. Sen. Debbie STABANOW 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, 46, was not arrested or charged, but agreed to fully cooperate with police in their investigation of Internet-based prostitution at hotels in the city, according to the report. 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. He was driving a Cadillac DeVille registered jointly to him and STABANOW at their address in Lansing. He was ticketed for driving on a suspended license. When questioned during the stop, he acknowledged he had been at the hotel with a woman he met on the Internet. On further questioning, he acknowledged he had paid the woman $150 for oral sex.

All in all, Mr. Athans is the epitome of a liberal Democrat.

A failure in business, who now wants the rules changed.
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