In an astounding example of liberal logic, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) figures that since pornography is not permitted on public airways, political speech should also be subject to the approval of Washington. Remember when the First Amendment meant something? Schumer thinks we have to be consistent. What?
Asked if he is a supporter of telling radio stations what content they should have, Schumer used the fair and balanced line, claiming that critics of the Fairness Doctrine are being inconsistent.
“The very same people who don’t want the Fairness Doctrine want the FCC [Federal Communications Commission] to limit pornography on the air. I am for that… But you can’t say government hands off in one area to a commercial enterprise but you are allowed to intervene in another. That’s not consistent.”
As the liberals prefer, when you can’t compete in a free market, just change the market so it is no longer free. It is the market-based version of shooting the messenger when you don’t like the message.
link: The Hill