It's like GOP Reefer Madness, cont'd

Blog ››› ››› ERIC BOEHLERT

If the Fairness Doctrine didn't exist, I don't think anyone on the left could ever concoct a scheme that would so effectively drive conservatives in the press to such degrees of distraction. (They're trying to hush Rush!!) Has a political movement ever spent more time issuing dark warnings and assembling its troops for a piece of legislation that hasn't been on the books in two decades and isn't even being publicly debated?

Not that I'm complaining. It spectacle provides endless entertainment.

The latest three-alarm fire on the right stems from the fact David Axelrod didn't give a Fairness Doctrine answer that right-wing bloggers liked. (There's a shock, right?) Worse, Democrats are allegedly "brainstorming" with progressives regarding FCC initiatives. How dare they!! You'd think Dems had won an election, or something.

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