Tuesday, January 16, 2007

There's an Upside to the 'Fairness Doctrine'

Is the media too conservative? Apparently, some Democrats think so. Accuracy in Media reports that attendees at a recent conference on media reform espoused just such views. Senator Bernie Sanders and Rep. Maurice Hinchey advocated Congressional action that would institute, "a new federal 'fairness doctrine' to target conservative speech on television and radio."

Put simply, it's an attempt to set the dials on the Wayback Machine and return to the days where Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity were censored. Silenced.

But think about it for a minute. If enforced, the 'fairness doctrine' could be used against the mainstream media. Equal time, remember? I anticipate some really interesting talk shows, including:

Hugh Hewitt and Keith Olbermann co-host Countdown: you gonna put some ice on that, Keith?

Michael Savage and Chris Matthews co-host Hardball: I would pay cash money to see this show. Hell, they could show it on pay-per-view as a warmup for the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

And, it goes without saying: Katie Couric and Ann Coulter co-host the CBS Evening News, where every night is cat-fight night!

Hat tips: AIM and Larwyn

Oven-baked good readin', just like Mama used to make:
Anchoress, Appalachian Scribe, Blue Crab Boulevard, Captain's Quarters, Dr. Melissa Clouthier, Flopping Aces, Kowabunga, Obsidian Wings, OTB, STACLU, Wizbang, Wizbang #2 and Taylor Marsh on the other side.

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