Actually how it works is for every hour of rush there has to be an hour of liberal talk. Since no one listens to those shows radio stations begin to lose money. So they are forced to switch formats and dump talk all together. The fairness doctrine is just a way to get radio stations to switch formats by forcing them to carry programming that loses money. It is just a clever way to shut up the voice of opposition.Originally posted by: DealMonkey
No kidding - Rush and Hannity's heads would explode if they were ever required to present opposing views on the issues! Gah! BOOM! Explode, I say.Originally posted by: Mani
It's a bogeyman for right wing talk show hosts to rile up their listeners (pretty much all they're good at any more) and that's it. It's not coming back and Obama won't push it as an issue.