Monday, June 30, 2008

Nothing fair about 'Fairness Doctrine'

Liberals control most television news (ABC,CBS,NBC,PBS,CNN and their various affiliates), where most Americans say they get their news from.

Liberals control most of the major newspapers in the United States.

Liberals control the public education system and higher education.

Liberals control the Democratic Party.

But it isn't enough. There is still dissent out there. Fox News dominates cable news. Conservatives have won control of talk radio. Conservatives also have a foothold on the Internet, although the most visited sites are usually liberal, and the far left spends way too much time attacking conservative sites and attempting to intimidate or silence them.

In short, liberals want to stamp out all opposition. (For more on the history of liberal oppression, check out Jonah Goldberg's Liberal Fascism blog at The National Review Web site.)

If the Democrats continue to build on their Congressional majorities and if a Democrat is elected president, the far left is promising to stifle opposition viewpoints in the U.S.

The tool the far left will use is a government crackdown called the "Fairness Doctrine," a term only George Orwell would love.

Liberals won't be satisfied until they can silence talk radio and take control of the blogosphere.

Investor's Business Daily warns on its editorial pages that the "Fairness Doctrine" is the latest example of despotism by the far left.

From the IBD editorial:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi intends to restore the "Fairness Doctrine" regulating political speech — proof that in the Internet Age, Democrats have lost the communications war.

Under a President Obama and Democratic Congress, a Fairness Doctrine could mean all three branches of government, plus the media, would be under the iron-fisted control of big-government, anti-national security liberals.

Despite losing the war of words to Republicans on low taxes and strong defense, Democrats would win politically with a law regulating national debate.
Read the full editorial, "Fairness Despotism," at the IBD Web site.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The prospect of Democrats controlling Congerss, the White House and the Supreme Court keeps me awake at night. Everyone who believes in freedom has to make sure all power isn't concentrated in one political party. Libertarians have a lot more in common with Republicans than Democrats. They better vote for McCain or this country will turn into a liberal dictatorship.