Obama’s two main spokesmen, David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs, have both refused to put to rest rumors that the administration is planning to reintroduce the Fairness Doctrine. With the country facing Obama’s promised economic catastrophe, one might have thought it in Obama’s interest to put this “distraction” behind him and rule it out once and for all.
My guess is that the passage of the spending bill last week has given Obama a sense of invincibility, even though he may realize it won’t last long. He needs to get his censorship agenda passed quickly, before the deleterious effects of last week’s bill start to become apparent to too many people.
The rationale will be that conservative radio talkers are undermining the administration’s efforts at repairing the nation and helping us all work together, so they need to be held accountable by forcing them to present the other side. Of course, the real outcome will be the silencing of such criticism because radio listeners have repeated shown they’d rather listen to Australian polka music than liberal talkers.