Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Liberal Fairness

There has been much odious talk emanating from the left lately about reviving the so-called "Fairness Doctrine". The main "problem" they cite is the trouncing of "progressives" in talk radio, often claiming it is caused not by market forces, but by some structural defect that is begging for government intervention.

Fortunately, McQ and some spare time and has blown that meme out of the water.

What's that tell you?

It tells you that despite all this twaddle about 'structural problems' in talk radio, that where at least Limbaugh and Hannity and progressive talk go head-to-head, listeners have consistently and overwhelmingly chosen the Limbaugh and Hannity.

Be sure to go and read the whole thing.

Update: The Fairness Doctrine has been temporarily staved off. Of course, it don't be surprised to see it re-appear under a different guise.

1 comment:

Sgt. Jarhead said...

You know why leftist progressive talk radio doesnt work? Because people listening to AM talk radio are usually driving to work or home from work! They actually work for a living, and dont want to listen to some shmuck telling them how greedy they are.

Granted, I dont listen to Limbaugh or Hannity anymore, but I do appreciate their efforts in spreading the word in the world of free market economics. Their statism on personal issues makes me turn the dial to music.