[OneNewNow] 22 Oct 2008--A conservative author and columnist predicts that if Barack Obama is elected president, the Democratic-led Congress will mount a legislative effort next year to wipe out political talk radio in its current form. He calls it a "lurking threat to the freedom of the airwaves."
Barack Obama's campaign has said the Democratic presidential nominee is not seeking to reinstate the "Fairness Doctrine," but top Democratic leaders such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senator John Kerry, and Al Gore have expressed support for mandating equal air time for all political views.
Brian Anderson is editor of City Journal, a quarterly cultural and political magazine published by the Manhattan Institute, and co-author of A Manifesto for Media Freedom (Encounter Books, September 2008). He says Democrats in Congress are getting set to "muzzle" right-wing radio and TV commentators.