armchair cultural observation since 1995

Fairness Doctrine

Really, though, the conservative drumbeat over the Fairness Doctrine is much ado about nothing. It’s fearmongering—which may be good for fund-raising. Conservatives claiming that the Obama administration will mean the death of right-wing radio seem to forget this fact: Limbaugh and other conservative talkers thrived during the Clinton years.

-Stephanie Mencimer, in a Mother Jones article about concerns that Barack Obama may “hush rush” and other conservative talk radio hosts by resurrecting the Fairness Doctrine.

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