Fri Nov 7 01:16:00 EST 2008
>>Am I mistaken, or did not talk show hosts such as Jerry Williams, Steve
>>Fredericks, Avi Nelson, Paul Benzaquin, etc., operate their programs just
>>fine during the time the Fairness Doctrine was in force?
> That's exactly my point. It's a myth-- usually put forth by my
> friends on the right-- that all freedom of opinion was stifled under
> the Fairness Doctrine. Quite the opposite is true, as my
> soon-to-be-released book will point out. The 1960s was the first
> major era of opinionated talk shows, and those talkers came from both
> the right and the left-- righties had plenty of big stars-- it was
> the era of Joe Pyne ("Go gargle with razor blades!") and other
> conservative talkers of the Michael Savage ilk, and they all had no
> problem getting huge ratings. But there were liberal talkers on
> their stations, and they too got huge ratings. And the public heard
> both sides of all the major issues, and life went on.
Wow! Donna and I agree?!?!?!?!?
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