Golly, the Fairness Doctrine dead since the '80's was killed once again by the mighty Senate Republicans. Another straw man knocked to the ground, a big victory for the losers. (reminds us of our neutered tom cat's victorious "kill" of a plastic mousie).
The question is: Will talk radio, Rush, Ingraham and Hannity now shut up about it?
This from Fox News
Republican Sen. Jim DeMint’s amendment passed by a wide margin of 87-to-11. The South Carolina senator had attached his proposal, called the Broadcaster Freedom Act, to a bill to give the District of Columbia a voting representative in the House.”
They probably won't shut up because they need the Doctrine to rally the ditto-heads, and because, as Jay Bookman points out, paranoia by definition, is immune to facts.