Dems get set to muzzle the right
Original post made by peter s, Barron Park, on Oct 20, 2008
The Obama administration will see to introduce censorship of political expression through real legislative attempt to bring back the Fairness Doctrine. Web Link
" The Fairness Doctrine was an astonishingly bad idea.
It's a too-tempting power for government to abuse.
When the doctrine was in effect, both Democratic and Republican administrations regularly used it to harass critics on radio and TV.
Second, a new Fairness Doctrine would drive political talk radio off the dial.
If a station ran a big-audience conservative program like, say, Laura Ingraham's, it would also have to run a left-leaning alternative.
But liberals don't do well on talk radio, as the failure of Air America and indeed all other liberal efforts in the medium to date show. Stations would likely trim back conservative shows so as to avoid airing unsuccessful liberal ones. "