Frustrated by talk radio’s domination by conservatives like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, several Democrats in Congress have floated the idea of reviving the long-discarded Fairness Doctrine. The Fairness Doctrine mandated that equal time be given to opposing points of view whenever a controversial subject was covered.
The Reagan FCC ditched the Fairness Doctrine in 1987 and, in so doing, gave birth to talk radio as it is practiced today.
National Review’s Byron York offers this article on the real reason behind Rush Limbaugh’s success.
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