Sunday, February 22, 2009
The Fairness Doctrine
During World War II, for some reason, the broadcasts of Axis Sally and Tokyo Rose were not heard in the United States. Yet, today, Talk Radio nationwide carries the daily broadcasts of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Monica Crowley, Michael Savage and other Far Right ranting kooks whose main goal is to destroy the current American government. This is the equivalent of filling our airwaves every day with the anti-American propaganda of Tokyo Rose and Axis Sally. The Fairness Doctrine aims to get some other voices on the radio to balance this insidious daIly barrage of anti-American diatribes. Naturally, the Far Right is violently opposed to the Fairness Doctrine. In effect, Right Wing Kooks are saying that we must keep all of our Axis Sallys and Tokyo Roses on the air and not allow any pro-American broadcasters on the radio to counter-balance them. Did I neglect to mention Lord Haw Haw? The Right-Wing has quite a few of its own Lord Haw Haws currently broadcasting for our daily listening pleasure.