On Fox News Sunday, Senator Dianne Feinstein handed talk radio a ripe, juicy mockable moment:
WALLACE: So would you revive the fairness doctrine?
FEINSTEIN: Well, I’m looking at it, as a matter of fact, Chris, because I think there ought to be an opportunity to present the other side. And unfortunately, talk radio is overwhelmingly one way.
WALLACE: But the argument would be it’s the marketplace, and if liberals want to put on their own talk radio, they can put it on. At this point, they don’t seem to be able to find much of a market.
FEINSTEIN: Well, apparently, there have been problems. It is growing. But I do believe in fairness. I remember when there was a fairness doctrine, and I think there was much more serious correct reporting to people.
“Correct reporting”? As opposed to the frivolous and incorrect reporting going on now, of which Feinstein disapproves. So, only reporting carrying the stamp of government approval is correct? And how does that differ from state-controlled media? Discuss.
And for an extra 5 points: How can internet radio be controlled?
Additional bonus points will be awarded for referencing Feinstein’s resignation from the subcommittee on Military Construction Appropriations.
Senator Feinstein likes parts of the First Amendment.