Dear Fellow Conservative,
Last night, I had a horrible dream... and no, this isn't the famous "I Had a Dream" speech. Frankly, I think that one could use a rest.
No, in my dream it was 12 noon, so naturally I tuned in for my daily dose of conservative news and commentary from the greatest political talk show host in the history of radio.
As I imagined one half of a giant brain being tied behind a familiar back, just to make it fair, the familiar bass notes from "My City Was Gone" throbbed, and the announcer's voice boomed...
"Ladies and gentleman... in accordance with Fairness Doctrine broadcasting regulations... here's AL FRANKEN!"
I woke up screaming. But then I realized it was just a bad dream.
Or was it?
The next big "bailout" planned by Obama, Reid, Pelosi and pals is... THE BAILOUT OF LIBERAL TALK RADIO
Conservative talk radio drives liberals crazy -- or, rather, it drives them crazier. They think it's unfair that more people want to listen to conservative talk radio than to liberal talk radio.
Sure, conservative radio hosts have a built-in audience unavailable to liberals: people in cars on their way to some sort of job. We "crazy right-wingers" call that a competitive environment
. Liberals hate that kind of environment - because they lose
Enter the "Fairness Doctrine," the most Orwellian name since "Barack Obama's Department Of Defense."
What do they mean by "fairness?"
To liberals, "fairness" means that the government will require
radio stations that broadcast popular talk radio hosts such as Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity Mike Gallagher and Mark Levin to also carry unpopular talk show hosts, known as "liberals."
As I write in my new book, "Guilty: Liberal 'Victims' and Their Assault on America
By requiring that any political views disseminated over the airwaves be counterbalanced by the opposing view, the Fairness Doctrine not only requires radio stations to give boring crackpots airtime, but it creates a conceptual and administrative nightmare. What is fair? There are conservative and liberal views -- but there are also libertarian, Green party, Federalist and Marxist views. (Though the liberals will tend to have the Marxist arguments covered.) The problem isn't just the paperwork stations have to fill out. It's also that radio stations would have to start balancing three hours of Rush Limbaugh (20 million listeners) with three hours of Randi Rhodes (6 listeners) every day. Re-implementation of the Fairness Doctrine spells the end of talk radio.
This is how liberals "compete" - they outlaw competition.
In case you're wondering, "fairness" does not mean
I get equal time with Whoopi Goldberg on The View
. Or that Brit Hume gets equal time to rebut the imbecilic Bill Moyers on PBS.
No. Liberals believe the government is required to enforce "fairness" only in the case of talk radio. The TV networks, movie studios, newspapers, news magazines and book publishing houses would continue to be dominated by liberals. I guess 90 percent liberal control is "fair."
By contrast, "fairness" is sorely lacking in the vastly competitive medium such as radio, where conservatives triumph solely because of the free choice of the consumer. Monopolistic industries dominated by liberals do not need to be made more "fair" by Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.
What can you do now...
What can you do to help fight this shameless assault on the radio programs we cherish?
Thankfully, my colleagues at Human Events
are just finishing a special investigative report entitled "The 'Unfairness Doctrine': The Frightening Liberal Attempt to Silence Conservative America
." We need to help them distribute this special report to activists, leaders, opinion shapers across the country... and to do so quickly!
will deliver the report to policy shapers on Capitol Hill, opinion makers at major media outlets, student leaders on college campuses, and to Americans who need to know the truth about this liberal threat to our First Amendment rights.
But we need your help to cover the costs of sounding the alarm, and in doing the ongoing editorial work that sets Human Events apart from other publications.
The folks at Human Events
have taken the lead in such battles before. Against "Hillarycare," wasteful spending, and amnesty for illegal immigrants - and much more. And with your help, they've won.
And believe me, this is as big as any of those battles. Unless we defeat the Fairness Doctrine, conservative speech may be finished in America. There will be no alternative voice to the Democratic White House, Senate and House of Representatives. The pendulum may never swing back.
We can't wait until inauguration day to take up the fight. It will be too late. When Time magazine responded to Obama's election by comparing him to Jesus Christ, we got a taste of how the "watchdog" media intended to watch the next president: Far from watchdogs, they're more like love struck puppies.
The mainstream media won't mention the "Fairness Doctrine" - they would prefer to slip it by us in the dark of night.
If you believe talk radio is vital to free and open political speech in a world of liberal-dominated news media...
If you believe that Democrat control of Washington does not bestow the right to replace Rush Limbaugh with Al Franken...
Then I urge you to join up with HUMAN EVENTS in their offensive against this threat. They can't win this fight without your help.
Any amount you send is greatly appreciated. To express their gratitude for your donation of just $75 or more, Human Events
will send you, along with your special report, an autographed gift copy of my hard-hitting, soon-to-be-released book, Guilty: Liberal "Victims" and their Assault on America
. Liberals will be so upset by my analysis of how they have turned our country into "Guilt, Inc." -- where "success" is now defined by "achieving" victim status -- that I expect they will soon try to ban books, but only after they deal with talk radio.
Liberals are doing everything in their power to silence Rush, Sean, Mike, Mark and the others. I urge you to join Human Events to save our civil liberties.
P.S. Barack Obama says he won't reintroduce the "Fairness Doctrine." But here's the thing, he won't have to... Madame Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, will do it for him! Can we really trust him to rebuff a Democrat Congress' efforts to censor talk radio? This is why Human Events
needs your help now. Please make as a generous contribution as you can, and send it today.
I am not endorsing Human Events here, but I am endorsing Ann's underlying message for the Liberals to try and end the outlets of the Conservative Voice is totally UnAmerican .... Please let me know what you think.