Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Dems Itching to Reinstate Fairness Doctrine

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And by fairness they mean competely unfair.

The Dems are going hard for what has been a bastion of conservatism: talk radio:

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday defended the so-called Fairness Doctrine in an interview on Fox News, saying, “I think we should all be fair and balanced, don’t you?”

...Asked if he is a supporter of telling radio stations what content they should have, Schumer used the fair and balanced line, claiming that critics of the Fairness Doctrine are being inconsistent.

“The very same people who don’t want the Fairness Doctrine want the FCC [Federal Communications Commission] to limit pornography on the air. I am for that… But you can’t say government hands off in one area to a commercial enterprise but you are allowed to intervene in another. That’s not consistent.”
Note they are only bringing up talk radio but what about TV? Turnabout is fair play so I figure that MSNBC will have to move Olbermann (or team him up with Tammy Bruce) and install Jonah Goldberg betweeen Matthews and Maddow. Or better yet, remove Jack McCaffery and put Laura Ingraham in his place. As anyone with half a brain can figure out, Fox would not have to do anything about Hannity and Colmes and they can just insert some other half-wit liberal (but I'm redundant) beside O'Reilly and they'll meet the standard. Brit Hume already has Juan Williams and that lady from NPR so they meet the doctrine.

And my local radio station already has Michael Smerconish who voted for Obama as well as Beck and Limbaugh so they would only need some clueless lefty--say Randi Rhodes at 1:00 AM to balance it out.

If it wasn't such a gross violation of the 1st Amendment it would be kinda fun.

So we have a preview of the next four years. If liberals can't win on merit, they'll do it by decree. I can't wait until this goes to court and the Daily Kos is forced to accept Ace or Allah on the team. Even better, how about Michelle Malkin and Mary Kay Ham on the op-ed pages of the NY Times. The lawsuits over this should be a blast to follow.

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