We haven't heard much about the Fairness Doctrine lately. Is it dead? Probably. Thanks to Rush and President Obama.
Prior to the inauguration, you could have pushed for a Fairness Doctrine by saying we need more fairness in our political discourse. Everybody wants fairness, right?
Then Rush said he hoped the President's policies failed.
And the President told Republicans you can't listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done.
And Rush's audience and interest in his opinions went up.
Now, if you bring up the Fairness Doctrine, it looks like you're trying to shut down a political opponent. That's not fairness to most Americans.
Rush has saved his show and the shows of numerous conservatives out there.