Laura Ingraham Calls for an End to the Fairness Doctrine on the Factor -- Contact Congress and Do the Same

Laura Ingraham, syndicated radio talk show host and now host of Just In on the Fox News Channel, filled in for Bill O'Reilly, syndicated radio talk show host, on his FNC Show The O'Reilly Factor on Friday, June 20.

And led off with her Talking Points Memo, in which she excoriated the left's call for the return of the Fairness Doctrine, dismantling and undermining every liberal (alleged) justification for its return.

The Fairness Doctrine would mean the end of conservative talk radio; death by governmental censorship. Let Congress know this can not happen.

Laura referenced Congressman Mike Pence and his bill, the Broadcaster Freedom Act (BFA), which will kill once and for all the Fairness Doctrine. Speaker Nancy Pelosi has the BFA in legislative jail, stuck in committee and thereby unable to receive a full and fair vote. Congressman Pence has started a discharge petition, which should it receive 218 of his colleagues' signatures would spring the BFA from Pelosi's penitentiary. Thus far, there are 195 signatures.

We here at the MRC have joined with Congressmen Pence, a great many of his colleagues and other like-minded organizations who prefer free speech to governmental censorship, in declaring this July 4th to be Radio Independence Day. And in urging members of the House to sign the BFA's discharge petition by that important date in the history of freedom and our nation.

And you can join us. Let the members of Congress who have not yet signed the discharge petiton know that they should do so.

We thank you. And at some point in the future, when you're still able to listen to the radio hosts you love, you'll be thankful too.