In a moment of self flagellation, I turned the radio to every ones favorite right wing piece of shit, Rush Limbaugh.
He was blathering about the Fairness Doctrine and how liberals and politicians, particularly the Obama administration were trying to shut him and his fellow Nazi gas bags off the air. The fact that Obama has said he is not for re-instituting it is beside the point to this Darwin throw back.
One of the tenants of the social conservative is, you have to be a victim. Thus the blithering mouth piece of the Republican Party whined about how the very fabric of space time was coming unwound by the commies and libs in America.
First, what is the Fairness Doctrine?
Wikipedia defines it as this:
The Fairness Doctrine was a policy of the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that required the holders of broadcast licenses both to present controversial issues of public importance and to do so in a manner that was (in the Commission's view) honest, equitable and balanced.
The Fairness Doctrine should not be confused with the Equal Time rule. The Fairness Doctrine deals with matters of public importance, while the Equal Time rule deals only with political candidates.
The United States Supreme Court upheld the Commission's general right to enforce the Fairness Doctrine where channels were limited, but the courts have not, in general, ruled that the FCC is obliged to do so. In 1987, the FCC abolished the Fairness Doctrine, prompting some to urge its reintroduction through either Commission policy or Congressional legislation.[2
Basically all it is saying is; that while using the airwaves, opposing viewpoints of controversial and polarizing subject matters will be giving time to express their side of the story. Given that people for some reason have a habit of believing any bullshit they hear on the radio or TV, it can seem to be a good idea.
You can understand how Right-Wing Fucktards like Limbaugh, Hannity, Savage, and the rest of the Goosestepping crowd would be opposed. If someone were allowed to come on after Limbaugh and correct the lies that the bastard had been spewing for three fucking hours, he would probably lose a lot of credence with his Ditto Sheep.
For instance, just the other day the Porker espoused that the Obama administration released the documents on the Stimulus Bill in a PDF format. The reason, he said, was that way noone could conduct a search. That the PDF is basically a photograph of the document and a search feature was impossible.
Any person with even a fucking half ass understanding of how a computer works knows this to be bullshit. Hell, most kids in junior high do. With the Fairness Doctrine, an opposing view point would be allowed to come on and correct the misinformation. Whether Limbaugh is plain out lying or is as stupid as a stump is not the question. It would be just simply correcting an error.
Actually, I personally am opposed to re-instituting the F.D. It will just give more ammunition to the whiny ass titty babies that they are being victimized by Liberals, Jews, Niggers, Commies, or whatever fucktard slur they can come up with. I say let the bastards bloviate all their hate speech on the A.M. radio. Only the very stupid people in society believe it anyway, and there is absolutely no way in hell you can reason with the dumbasses.
Fuckwits like Limbaugh and his fans will always be with us, so why not give them something to occupy their time?