Comments: Why are liberals so afraid of their own ideas?

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I'm not clear on this I guess. At a skim it seems to me that the Fairness Doctrine would not survive a challenge on First Amendment grounds. It seems so much like a no-brainer that I'm wondering what I'm missing...

Posted by JR at May 20, 2007 11:35 AM

JR: The SCOTUS ruled it IS constitutional back in 1969. However, in 1974 its also said the Doctrine "inescapably dampens the vigor and limits the variety of public debate."

Posted by Hube at May 20, 2007 11:53 AM

yawn, liberal media, zzzzz.

quick, by one get one free at the comic book store in newark!

Posted by donviti at May 21, 2007 04:23 PM

You ought to try reading one, dimwitty. It's certainly a step up from your usual Clifford the Big Red Dog!

Posted by Hube at May 21, 2007 05:33 PM

While poll watching in 04, a union guy was listening to Hannity in order to hear his spin on the Kerry vote, which at that time of day, was heavily in the Democrat's favor.

"Those guys make me so mad" he said,"I don't know why I listen to them." I thought to myself, if it is making you think, it can't be too bad. If your idea cannot stand up to being criticized, then it probably was not a good idea to begin with. But if it goes forward despite the criticism, than the country will most likely be better off for it.

There was no balance before. Controlled media is controlled media.

But one should take note, America has always grown through conflict. After each bitter exchange, we move a step forward.


Posted by kavips at May 23, 2007 10:42 PM

Only a liberal could say it this well.

I regard the right to embarrass each other one of the cherished parts of American democracy. -Barney Frank

Posted by kavips at May 24, 2007 12:30 AM