The Fairness Doctrine is a policy created decades ago but abolished in the late 1980s that required broadcasters to provide opposing views on controversial issues.
While some Democrats have talked about reviving the policy, The American Spectator reported Monday that Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., is taking the call to a new level. The article said aides to the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee met last week with Federal Communications Commission staff to discuss ways to not only enact those policies but give Waxman's panel greater oversight over the Internet.
I saw this after reading an article about how we are becoming more socialist, like Europe.
Or is this fascism?
Oh wait, the fascists were socialist.
This is why I prefer the simplicity of "we're screwed."
Yesterday, while driving to court, I heard a radio segment discussing the death of newsprint, and how some liberals are saying that unless the federal government "takes control" (no, not simply "bails out") the newspapers, the traditional pen-and-ink press might become a thing of the past. To which I say, let it. I have read "government controlled " newspapers - Tass, Izvestia, Krasnaya Zvezda. Not a lot of news and lousy comic sections.
But that leaves the Internet and as anyone who has suffered through a spyware attack, you know how it can reach into your computer as easily as you reach out to it.
Excuse me now, I mean to go check to see if they have repealed the 4th Amendment while I was asleep overnight.