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Will Liberals, Democrats Hurt Free Media, Free Speech?

November 16, 2008

Now that the election is over, it is time to evaluate what the American public can expect from the newly elected Congress and the administration of President-elect Barack Obama.  

There are several major issues, some mentioned before in this column, which the liberal leadership may seek to enact into law. Moderate Democrats and Republicans as well as conservatives must resist them for the greater good of the country.

One straightforward issue the new administration will certainly push hard is the so-called Fairness Doctrine. Liberal radio personalities have been unable to make headway on commercial radio, so the only way for them to regain access to the airwaves is to re-impose this outdated and obsolete rule. The doctrine would require equal air time for differing political opinions broadcast over the public’s airwaves.

Paul Weyrich
The Washington Times
Sunday, November 16, 2008

The result of the proposed law, if enacted, would be to silence talk radio, a much hoped for liberal aim…

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http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/
nov/16/the-democrats-imminent-agenda/