From Fred Thompson's Blog:
We've been hearing threats to use the obsolete Fairness Doctrine to go after talk radio ever since the left-leaning talk radio network, Air America, failed. Ironically, I think Air America might have had a shot if its target audience hadn’t already been served so well by many in the mainstream media. But regardless, giving the government veto power over radio stations' programming decisions is wrong. I don't think forcing the one sector of the media where conservatives have a clear voice to provide equal time to liberals is the American way. At the very least, it has a chilling effect on station owners.
At least Al Franken can comfort himself that it wasn't his fault Air Amerikka failed. He knows he's good enough, smart enough, and doggone it, people like him. Or maybe they don't. (he wasn't that funny on SNL, what made him think people will listen to him on the airwaves?)
Read the complete entry here.