"I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man."

Thomas Jefferson
Sept. 23, 1800

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Beware of "Localism"

The Obama administration may think they've found a way to silence talk radio critics without using the "Fairness Doctrine." The Heritage Foundation reports that "localism" may be used to allow local activist groups to prevent radio stations that carry right wing talk radio from renewing their broadcast licenses by claiming they don't serve the "community's needs" as defined by the left wing activist group. All of this could be put in place without a new law, just by changing the interpretation of licensing guidelines at the FCC.

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