Democrats are weenies.
I hate to say that, but it’s true. Democrats are weenies. And they proved it again yesterday at the FCC.
We’ve talked a lot about the huge imbalance in talk radio. I wrote a whole book about it, called Toxic Talk. The fact that right-wingers dominate the airwaves because they own and control most radio stations around the country.
There used to be something called the Fairness Doctrine, which required radio stations to offer a mix of political opinion. To be fair and balanced, in other words.
But conservatives didn’t want any balance. So, once they got control of the FCC – under Ronald Reagan, back in 1987 – they deep-sixed the Fairness Doctrine. It remained on the books. They just said they weren’t going to enforce it anymore. And right-wing radio took off.
But now we have a Democrat in the White House. And what’s Obama doing? Is he fighting for progressive talk radio? Hell, no.
Yesterday, his FCC Chair, Julius Genachowski announced he would not only NOT enforce the Fairness Doctrine, he was going to erase it from the rule book. Why? Because House Republicans asked him to.
See what I mean? Democrats are weenies.
That’s my parting shot for today.