‘Who ya gonna call’ for ‘Hush Rush’ smush?
To perserve the possibility that the Federal Communications Commission could actually still do part of its job in nonfairness areas, Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin introduced and won party-line approval for a counter-amendment. While fairness itself remains a refugee child of a less blindly polarized era.
Thus ample red meat is left on the legislative butcher block for appeals to put a stake through the heart the non-existent revived Fairness Doctrine which still doesn’t stalk the halls of Congress. Or the White House. The right to distract otherwise beleaguered religious broadcasters and their audiences is secure.
There is another goal, however — tidying up unfinished Reagan administration business by clearing the way for monopoly control of broadcast and other media markets. Hence the endless arm-waving and chanting over the unliving dead corpse of the Fairness Doctrine.
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