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Robert Knight, Human Events

 Bill Clinton SC

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.

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