But it's the conservative media that is under attach via the "fairness doctrine." I can only suggest that everyone evaluate the "mainstream" media, asking what they're covering, what they're not (the Tea Parties, for example), the time they give each story, and the language they use to describe things, and I think its bias is unmistakable. The "conservative" media admits its bias; the liberal media denies it.
And I do believe that cburr is correct ... the biggest problem is that we tend to listen to what reenforces our views. I think the reason for that is that there is so little in the "middle" ... with a choice of extremes, you tend to go with what you agree with.
I am actually in favor of the fairness doctrine, in a comical way. I think the conservative view would get a LOT more airtime if television media had to be more balanced in their presentation --- presuming that this is what happens to the conservative point of view which is usually expressed on talk radio.
Actually, I believe the whole movement is an attack on the 1st Amendment and we should all fight it.
And a comment on what mshurn observed. Obama is getting an hour on TV tonight to push the Health Care Plan; is the opposition getting equal time?
This is clearly a very personal opinion, and I certqainly am not out to make converts; I just want to keep a possible alternative view "out there."