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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Fair or Foul?

The Democrats in Congress are pushing to revive the "Fairness Doctrine". Both the title of the program and the arguments in favor of it are downright Orwellian. If the Dick Durbans of Washington get their way, a station such as KFI 870 in LA, which carries conservative programming, may need to drop 1/2 of the shows it carries in order to bring people like Al Franken and Rosie O'Donnell on the air because, well, it's only 'fair'.
Butt out, ye fools. This is really an attempt to quash free speech with which they disagree. Leave the market to work itself out. If you want to listen to Air America instead of Dennis Miller, then CHANGE THE STATION.
Its all money and power and power and money. The truth be told, no one listens to liberal talk radio, and if this is implemented, it will kill the stations that carry the conservative talk radio shows. The guise is that "the people own the airwaves so the people need to hear both sides of the story".
And if you really look at the landscape, there is basically one or two radio stations that I can listen to that have a conservative bent, and one TV station that is conservaive (FOX). "Balance" that with all the other networks out their with their unabashed liberal slant.
Wait a minute. Maybe this will work out fine. CNN will need to devote 1/2 its time to Charles Krauthammer and Newt Gingrich.


Blogger Conservative in Virginia said...

SD, would that the FD applied across all media, if we must have an FD at all. But I hear that it won't be used to balance "news" on TV or in newspapers, because, well, they're protected by the First Amendment. For some reason, it will ONLY apply to talk radio, the only medium dominated by conservatives.

If that sad day arrives, I will chuck my radio, buy an iPod, and listen to talk radio via podcasting.

June 27, 2007 3:07 PM  

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