Monday, February 16, 2009

The Fairness Doctrine?

(Quote) The Fairness Doctrine is going to make a comeback under the Obama administration. It just won’t be via Congress and it won’t be called the “Fairness Doctrine.” It’ll come via the FCC, involve restrictions on media ownership and content, and it’ll apply to the internet too. (End quote) Click on the link above for the whole article.

Okay, you know what this really boils down to? It's obvious that conservative talk radio dominates the airwaves. So, our poor liberal folks think they ought to get a fair share. Even if this goes into effect, I really wonder what their ratings will be like? Here's an idea. Grant the left a few hours a day, then hand it over to the right. Then have the ratings done and see what share each of the shows get. I think we would get a clear picture of what is going on.

It's not enough, to them anyway, that they dominate the American airwaves. I think the last line of the article says it best: So it’ll no longer be what the market wants. It’ll be what the left demands.

Final thoughts. They want to do this to the internet as well. Why don't they start with dealing with spammers, spyware creators and the scammers? Clamp down and put some harsh penalties against those who use the net as a means of scamming dollars from ordinary law obeying people. There's an old saying that goes like this: If you roll a bowling ball down a dark alley and you hear someone scream, you know you hit something! How true. I shouldn't laugh but I just thought of the old wicked witch of the west as she was melting, "What a world, what a world."


  1. The Muzzle Doctrine (we shouldn't use their twisted and false term)is an attempt to quell free speech.

    Will this atrocity apply to the colleges and universities?

    Or the newspapers and magazines?

    Or Hollywood?

    Of course not.

    It is a joke. One that is not funny and one that will lead to totalinarianism

  2. You should see this quote from Harry Truman that I found about free speech. Very prescient.

    Unfortunately, I am afraid this is only the beginning of what we're in for. America is about to get what she asked for, in spades.