Censorship, a.k.a. the “Fairness” Doctrine, is Nothing to Laugh at but …
… did anyone else get the giggles when they heard who is now promoting it?
“Essentially, because there’s always been a lot of big money to support the right wing talk shows and, let’s face it, Rush Limbaugh is fairly entertaining even when he’s saying things I think are ridiculous,” Clinton said. “I think the American people know now that we’re in a very serious time. We all need to be questioned. The president, I’m sure, would be the first to admit none of us are right all the time and everything should be debated.”
“With the future of the country hanging in the balance, we shouldn’t be playing petty politics or just going for entertainment,” he said. “What I think we need to do is have more balance in the programs, or have some opportunity for people to offer countervailing opinions,” he said.
“When the Fairness Doctrine was done away with I was not in favor of doing away with it,” Clinton said. “I never minded having somebody be heard who disagreed with me.”
Setting aside the large vat of whitewashing contained in that last sentence, the former President couldn’t see this as a way of getting back at some of his more “vocal” critics, could he …?