Kathryn Jean Lopez, in a post titled "Come Off It, Already":
Now Mrs. Edwards is questioning Rush Limbaugh's deferment.I'd correct "Air American" but there's far more evil afoot here.
Is the Democratic party that insecure that they can to try to destroy this powerful, successful voice?
They really don't know fairness. Fairness seems to be "getting your way" in the left-wing dictionary. Air American can't stand on its own? Fairness Doctrine! We screw up and let MoveOn disrespect the commanding general of our troops in Iraq? Attack Limbaugh!
First of all, the Fairness Doctrine, when it did exist, was not once applied to talk shows. It simply didn't happen. Only a heavily-modified Fairness Doctrine would actually require balancing conservative talk shows with liberal ones, and, since the last attempt to restore the Fairness Doctrine failed miserably, it's kind of a moot point either way.
More importantly-- is there anyone, outside of the National Review offices, who doesn't question Limbaugh's deferment? How many other people can say they got out of fighting in a major military conflict due to ingrown ass hairs?
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