The airwaves today are relatively free of political commercials, for the first time in months (at least in Virginia, where I live). I’ll admit, it’s nice to imagine that the next time I turn on the radio I’m more likely to hear someone trying to sell me a car, mutual funds, or aspirin than a candidate.
Not so nice to imagine, however, is turning on the radio and not being able to hear radio hosts discussing politics because a government in charge of establishing "fairness" over the airwaves have made it so onerous and unprofitable to air popular political talk radio hosts that most stations simply give up and adopt a different format.
Unfortunately, today we are reminded that opponents of the First Amendment are all too eager to bring back the UnFairness Doctrine, an Orwellian attempt to enforce politicians’ and bureaucrats’ preferences about who should be allowed to speak, for how long, and on what topic on the air.
Click on the headline above to read the latest defender of government censorship of talk radio