Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Silencing Talk Radio

Considering how little the Democrat Congress has done lately, I don't see this coming to pass, but the very idea it's being tried is so chilling and jack-bootish. Via the American Spectator:

Rep. Henry Waxman [Democrat Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the principal investigative committee in the House] has asked his investigative staff to begin compiling reports on Limbaugh, and fellow radio hosts Sean Hannity and Mark Levin based on transcripts from their shows, and to call in Federal Communications Commission chairman Kevin Martin to discuss the so-called "Fairness Doctrine."

"Limbaugh isn't the only one who needs to be made uncomfortable about what he says on the radio," says a House leadership source. "We don't have as big a megaphone as these guys, but this all political, and we'll do what we can to gain the advantage. If we can take them off their game for a while, it will help our folks out there on the campaign trail."

So, they're going after private citizens now. And the Left was claiming that it was Bush who was spying on Americans with his so-called "domestic wiretapping". Maybe they should take another page from Joe McCarthy and create a black list, with only those radio hosts they deem acceptable allowed to broadcast. That will save Air America!