Does Get-Imus Movement Foretell Fairness Doctrine Reinstatement?

April 12th, 2007 12:59 AM

With a clearly activist liberal Congress in place, the news Don Imus has gotten the ax and that the FCC is now beginning to look into what most likely was the Imus in the Morning Show may be more than the usual distraction in what has become a typical race flair up, egged on by the usual suspects, Messrs. Sharpton and Jackson et al.

With Representative Kucinich already talking about reconstituting the Fairness Doctrine as far back as January, a far from Conservative radio talker may have provided said Congress with just the opening it seeks. The ultimate prize the liberals in Congress are after has nothing to do with race, as always, it's about politics more than anything else.

Just look at how the politicians are already lining up. A late to the show Obama wants Imus fired, as does Hillary. McCain and Giuliani say forgiveness is the proper choice. Edwards is also for forgiveness, but the neophyte politician always seems late to get the memo; he'll learn, or more likely parish for being such a weak candidate to start.

Imus, aside from being a shill for MS and NBC pundits with a few other journalists and politicos thrown in, is not really all that important in the grand scheme. At best he drew some 300,000 listeners on a good day.

A liberal Congress already quick to hurl subpoenas at the AG for normal firings, while it's Speaker is circling the globe talking to the likes of Syria and potentially Iran, is not a Congress determined to catch small fish simply to thrown them in some pan. They have much bigger fish to fry. Within 2 - 3 months Don Imus will be forgotten, but Right Talk Radio will be the real glint in their bullseye. And if you listen in much, it becomes pretty obvious the major conservative talkers have already figured that out.

If you believe in Global Warming, we may have a hot Summer, but it won't be long before a cool wind starts to blow down off the Hill with the clear if not expressed purpose of leaving more than a few radio towers in its wake. How long do you think it will be before we hear the first call for hearings? And we all know what Congressional hearings are really about - politics and little else.

Cross-posted at Riehl World View.