Robert Knight, Human Events
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Bill Clinton says America needs the Fairness Doctrine because conservative talk radio is sounding “a blatant drumbeat” against the stimulus package. He complained on a liberal talk show on Feb. 12 that “there has always been a lot of big money to support the right-wing talk shows.”
Well, there’s big money because millions tune in to those shows. Sponsors support programs that people want.
Clinton’s call for government-enforced intrusion into the airwaves came days after similar remarks by Sens. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.). The growing liberal affection for the idea of reining in talk radio should send a chill up any freedom lover’s back.