Friday, April 29, 2005

The End of The Fairness Doctrine: The Liberation of The Conservative Voice

Dan Henninger's Wonder Land column in today's Opinion Journal is an excellent summary of how we got to where we are today with the blogosphere and talk radio. Excerpt:

The conservative media ascendancy chronicled by Brian Anderson [in his new book, "South Park Conservatives" --Ed.] has driven many liberals nuts. The liberal media-advocacy group FAIR wants a new Fairness Doctrine to repair "broadcast abuse." Just months ago, FAIR cited "the immense volume of unanswered conservative opinion heard on the airwaves."

What goes around comes around, I suppose. Conservatives would say they're now using radio, TV and the Web--all of it free from political control--to give as good as they got from the 1960s onward. For years, they claim, liberal managers in broadcasting, journalism, publishing and academia marginalized them. Were conservatives imagining that?
Read the whole thing!

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