Sunday, December 07, 2008
Shorter George Will:
I will scare you with tales of "reactionary liberals" wanting to reinstate the fairness doctrine, but without citing a single person or action taken towards that end. That's because fact-free conservative paranoia is an American tradition.
Straw-man arguments are a dime a dozen but Will has made millions off them.
You Googled "fairness doctrine" and were unable to find any actual examples of prominent elected Democratic officials who have admitted to their intent and/or desire to reimplement the Fairness Doctrine?
Or were you expecting George Will to do it for you?
The question isn't whether there are or aren't elected representatives who have spoken favorably of the Fairness Doctrine.
The question is whether or not there is a real possibility that such support will be translated into legislation when the new Congress convenes next year.
And yes, Will is paid enough and presumably has assistants who can google the fine distinction I drew above.