James Rainey’s latest column at the L.A. Times contains the following headline:
Right-wing radio sounds false alarm on ‘Fairness Doctrine’
Impose a mandate on broadcasters to balance their political views? That would be onerous indeed. But memo to Rush: Nobody’s asking for that.
Memo to the headline writer: yes, someone is. Here’s one example:
Ed Morrissey has much more.
P.S. I’m plenty amused by Rainey’s contention that we need not worry about this because Obama says he’s not going to pursue it. Obama said he wasn’t going to run for the Presidency — and then did. Obama said he wasn’t going to reject public financing — and then did.
So you’ll have to pardon me if I’m not particularly reassured by Barack Obama’s claim that he’s not going to try to impose the Fairness Doctrine. Based on his history, that’s a pretty strong indication that he will.