Don’t be fooled by President Obama’s purported renunciation of the Fairness Doctrine last week. The far left fully intends to use a new regulatory scheme, the Son of The Fairness Doctrine, to regulate conservative talk radio. As Erick Erickson wrote last week on Red State, “Congress will restrict how many stations a company can own in a market. They’ll also require advisory boards for each station and make it easier to address consumer complaints against stations.” Although the left has backed away from the Fairness Doctrine because it is ineffective, they are gathering support for an attack on conservative talk radio.
While "monopolies" have been not only frowned on but fought against, in various arenas, for longer than most of us can remember, it is more than just a shade ironic that Darling ( sorry, I have to laugh everytime I read that name ) is complaining about this.
Adding to that, that ability for the end user, the listener, to offer their voice - and it be heard - to radio stations is more than just a small part of the national dialogue that conservative allegedly want to take part in.
Here's the one part of the "Fairness Doctrine" cacauphony that I can't quite wrap my head around.
Fox"News", and all that subscribe to that information that they put out, continually cite the "Fair And Balance" meme that they espouse day in, day out, all year long. The meat of the "Fairness Doctrine" is to allow both sides to be represented equally. I know that I'm not the first, and cetainly won't be the last person, to point out that what people like Limbaugh, Hannity, and millions of other conservatives are opposing is exactly what Fox"News" is claiming that they do all the time.