SavageStupidity.com - Fairness Doctrine
I read this and thought that there are some good points. One question that I do have is, "Why do the left winged talk shows not make it? Why do the left fear current broadcast shows?"
I think the issue is ownership. Since many broadcast companies are owned by the "public" through common stock that these companies will only air shows that make money. We are a capitalistic society. Why do these stations make money on these shows? People listen to them. The ratings for a liberal talk show host seem to always trail a conservative talk show host. Why is that? People do not want to listen to these people. Don't ask me why they don't, just accept that they don't.
Now there is a push to reel in broadcasters and have more government regulation, a theme that liberals are quite familiar with. If people will not conform to our wishes, then we will make laws and make the government force people to our will. Sounds like socialism and fascism to me. I found this article talking about the new push to revive "fairness": Fairness Doctrine Revisited.
So do you think this is a good thing or a bad thing? I'm curious. My feelings are if you do not like what is on the air, turn it off or change the channel. That is called freedom of choice.