This Examiner editorial wonders why, at a time when every conceivable political opinion can be (and is) aired, Democrats like Dianne Feinstein are trying to revive the “fairness doctrine.” The Examiner offers two potent explanations. First, many more people are listening to conservative talk radio than to its liberal counterpart. Second, liberals possess an irresistible urge to have bureaucrats make decisions for the rest of us.
I suspect that the Democrats will be making a mistake if they venture too deep into media regulations. Right now, the Dems have a clear advantage among younger voters who see Republicans as stodgy and who lack a clear recollection of nanny-state Democrats in action. The quickest way to squander that advantage is to be seen as attempting to control what views can be aired.
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