Link: Michelle Malkin.
It seems that the Democrats are attempting to bring back the Fairness Doctrine that the FCC gave up on in 1985. On the surface this would seem fine. Everyone wants to be "fair". But the reasoning, or lack thereof, behind this resurgence of the Doctrine isn't based on fairness. It's based upon the liberals failure to find a marketplace for liberal talk radio. Air America was a complete and utter failure and so to be "fair" the Dems figures that they can legislate "fairness" by forcing radio stations that feature conservative talk radio to devote equal time to liberal talk radio. The problem is that no one wanted to listen to liberal talk radio. Legislation like this isn't going to get listeners, it's going to force radio (and other means of electronic communications) to cut back on conservative talk simply to avoid having to deal with the government.
So ultimately the "Fairness" Doctrine becomes the "Shut down conservative talk radio" doctrine.
Is that fair?