- The Washington Times - Saturday, February 28, 2009

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

One thing is clear now that the enemies of talk radio are firmly in control of the White House and Congress. Sen. Charles E. Schumer and his fellow Democrats are promising an all-out attack on talk radio.

With a new so-called Fairness Doctrine backed by President Obama, political talk as we know it likely will end. If these forces of darkness win, Rush Limbaugh, Don Imus, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage and dozens of other major hosts will be muzzled by federal regulations used to control political talk.

A revived Fairness Doctrine once again would require stations to air divergent points of views - a clever ruse that would make station owners leery of airing controversial talk-radio hosts for fear of lawsuits and federal sanctions.

With a new Fairness Doctrine, you could see many top conservative radio hosts canned. This infringement on our freedom must not be permitted to be passed by the liberal left.

AL EISNER

Wheaton

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