Back in the cold war days of the 1940s and 1950s, we had the House Committee on Un-American Activities to protect our tender minds from exposure to commie propaganda. Now Rep. Dennis Kucinich, animated by similar concerns over threats to America, wants to revive the Fairness Doctrine to protect us from hearing corporate propaganda.
The panel also would consider Fairness Doctrine, eliminated in 1987, which had required broadcasters to present controversial topics in a fair and honest manner.
“We know the media has become the servant of a very narrow corporate agenda” Kucinich said during the Tennessee conference. “We are now in a position to move a progressive agenda to where it is visible.”
Never mind that the mainstream media are already steeped in leftwing ideology and give major exposure to any leftDemocrat agenda items that people like Kucinich care to bring up. That’s not good enough. Kucinich and his cadre are apparently so afraid that their ideas cannot withstand criticism that they feel the need to shut down dissenting views, which is what the Fairness Doctrine did back when it was in effect.