January 07, 2009 C-SPAN
Republican leaders talked about the introduction of the Broadcaster Freedom Act on the floor of the U.S. House. The Broadcaster Freedom Act would prevent the Federal Communications Commission from implementing the Fairness Doctrine without an act of Congress.
Dave N: It's getting comical, really, how many right-wingers are working themselves up into a fine froth over this. I just got a frantic e-mail from Ann Coulter touting a new "Human Events" report on this dread threat to conservative
airwave hogging values. (Image here.)
Funny thing: There really isn't anyone seriously advocating the reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine, but it's the boogeyman du jour. Matt Yglesias has more. Ron Chusid at Liberal Values has a roundup.
Well, I say let 'em expend all their energy on an issue that isn't one.