Fairness Doctrine

August 15, 2007

August 15, 2007

We have so many sources of information there isn't enough time in the day to listen, read, or hear from everyone. We have radio (AM and FM), television,newspapers, internet sites, blogs, and more. We can listen to or read what we want and tune out what we don't like. The First Amendment of the Constitution guarantees free speech.

But liberals want to impose a so-called "fairness doctrine" on us. They are whining because we aren't listening to their liberal voices. The public is tuning them out. Well, they have concluded that that can be fixed. We need a government agency to force feed the public their liberal gibberish whether we want to hear it or not.

You arc probably familiar with Air America, endowed with millions of dollars from liberal Hollywood supporters. They had liberal funny guy Al Franken as their host. They went broke. No one would listen. Advertisers wouldn't advertise. Al Franken's Air America is belly up and Rush Limbaugh is going strong.

Even Senator Durbin, who should know better, suggested that it's time to bring back the "Fairness Doctrine."

I think there are a lot of liberals that just can't understand why the public doesn't want to hear their tired old failed policies.

It isn't as if there is any limit on who can start a TV or radio talk show. But don't forget, if you can't attract any listeners, you won't be able to get a sponsor to pay for the program. That's the way it works in a free society.

In our country today, our sources of information are unlimited. Pick and choose what you like. We don't need any government agency spoon feeding us what we don't want.

Until next week, I am John Block from Washington.