The solution is not the Fairness Doctrine. You need many more fair journalists. And more entertaining commentators that are willing to be fun and inquisitive. I have mentioned Dave Glover in this area before and he is a good example, although he has gone more to the entertainment side of late.
From: Broadcast Blackout of Left’s 'Fairness' Doctrine Push
New York Senator Charles Schumer: "The very same people who don’t want the Fairness Doctrine want the FCC to limit pornography on the air," Schumer told the Fox News Channel. "You can’t say, ‘government hands off in one area’ to a commercial enterprise, but you’re allowed to intervene in another. That’s not consistent."Talk radio and porn are the same thing to the government? The whole thing is insane. I am not diving to far into this, because well it is insane. There is a good chance it will happen like the rest of the insanity. Others have gotten in to it.
"If you are unfamiliar with The Fairness Doctrine...and perhaps "fairness" sounds like a good thing, here is an example of what such a doctrine, more commonly known today as a "censorship doctrine," would require: if Rush Limbaugh has a 3 hour daily program, that station must allow a 3 hour daily program with an opposing viewpoint - think the failed Air America, Al Franken, Randi Rhodes. If sponsors do not want to advertise on an unpopular show, because no one listens, then what? I don't think we know."And there are links to the left. And look like they are going to paint the right as the problem.
Podesta's Media Matters Paves the Way For Fairness Doctrine
They are starting early and going hard at the right. Is this the Obama Nuclear Option? Time will tell.