Let the government insist that when I speak a liberal gets to speak next to me. Oh how I relish the idea of having my conservative views lined up side by side next to dopey liberal views. Let the world see how much better conservatism is.
I understand the constitutional concerns of my brethren conservatives, but the Supreme Court already ruled in 1969 that due to the public airwaves being a limited resource, this regulation of speech content doesn’t violate First Amendment Free Speech rights (because the rights of the listeners trump the rights of the broadcasters). I’m not saying I dig the logic, but it’s res judicata (its been decided). The decision was 8-0.
Look, if conservatives really want to challenge the Fairness Doctrine, I suggest using a different (but no less important) section of the 1st Amendment – Freedom of Association. The Court didn’t address that in 1969, and that section has grown in importance over the years, keeping the Boy Scouts and the Hibernians from having to rub against Gays against their will.
We can make the argument that we shouldn’t have to associate with the likes of Al Franken and Bill Ayers against our will.
But on the other hand, why miss the opportunity this can bring us to go mano a mano with Dummycrats every chance we can get?
Some people see their opinions as fragile bubbles being gently blown by children in the breeze, and they act like children should someone pop their bubble. As for me, I see opinions like birds in a cockfight. Send mine out there to do battle to the death – if I have the better bird in the fight, I’ll win. That’s how opinions should be measured – in battle. Bring on the libs!
We Conservatives have always complained that the vast majority of media is left leaning. If that’s true and we weren’t just blowing smoke, then we should be able to use the Fairness Doctrine to our great advantage.
Extend it to television and Internet. Imagine – multitudes of conservatives like avenging angels swarming the castles of liberalism – HuffPo, CBS, ABC, NBC or Olbermann (who never has a guest disagree with him). We can petition the Bankruptcy Court for time on Air America. I’ll personally move Matt Lauer’s skinny rear-end out of his chair when I catch him hiding left-wing shenanigans behind a façade of centrism.
We can use the opportunity to finally wipe out straw-man fake conservatives that liberal shows employ as useful idiots – like Andrew Sullivan.
Fairness Doctrine? Bring it on!!!