Yesterday the blogosphere and Talk Radio collectively breahted a deep sigh of relief as President Obama stated in no uncertain terms his opposition to the return of the “Fairness Doctrine.”
Yeah, right — like you believe anything else this President O’Doofus says at this point?
Fortunately, the thoughtful and incisive Brian Maloney at Radio Equalizer Blog is thinking along the same lines:
Just ahead of its publication, expected Friday, Obama has made his first and only direct, emphatic denial of any desire to push for government regulation over talk radio’s content.
Though we’d like to believe his administration values free speech in broadcasting, it’s far more likely to represent the same mind games we’ve encountered from Democrats for over a year on the subject. Just as there is more than one way to skin a cat, the Obamists are certain to find a less direct, back-door approach to the suppression of dissent that avoids inflaming his critics.
Clearly, this isn’t fooling Maloney. nor should it surprise anyone who’s been paying attention:
At the same time, however, the left is engaged in a game of doublespeak, as they repeatedly attack conservatives for “making up” the controversy. It will never happen, they claim, so why are those on the right so worked up about it?
Though they claim Obama himself is against the forced elimination of conservative talk radio, we don’t have him on the record saying that directly. Instead, a spokesperson made that claim on one occasion during last year’s campaign. Since taking office, the question has been ducked during press conferences.
A weasel is a weasel is a weasel. And a Chicago politician is a lying sack of crap. There’s a LOT more at Maloney’s article, including Rush Limbaugh’s reaction, as well as ACORN’s undiminished vitriol against Talk Radio and anyone opposing their goal of Reinstating the “Fairness Doctrine.”
Go. Read Already.