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While -- senate could never happen but there is a movement afoot among some Democrats right now to bring back the so called.
Some call -- the media controlled doctrine and it would require.
More liberal talk shows to be made available on radio whether consumers want it or not.
So what's there about back.
Bill press radio talk show hosts support the return -- the Fairness Doctrine and he wrote about it last Sunday's Washington Post he joins me now I don't.
I meg big -- have a little you have a little self -- not just want perhaps.
Hey golfers all let me make clear I've never called for your return of the Fairness Doctrine.
What I'd like to see if the fair and balanced doctor American -- you've gotta admit there's a huge imbalance today on talk radio of their ten.
I'm sorry 2000.
Talk radio stations may be fifty progressive talk -- question.
That doesn't reflect that doesn't reflect the diversity of opinion in America so well I think there should be under the new FCC.
Are some standards that say station -- have to live up to the terms of their license which is to operate in the public interest and I'd argue that not operating in the public interest when it's so one side.
Why did a radio stations need to reflect the diversity of the country that's not their job.
Well yes this -- because these are -- yesterday as these are -- isn't there are ways what all of Megan's relief and if these are public Airways they get a license for.
Free we don't want the government operating your weight so we give these companies a license for free and the terms of the license say they have to operate in the public interest right that is there.
That is in a hot little is not in Boston a liberal talk radio they've made that clear tests have.
-- hope that -- but there has been the failure after failure.
But let me tell you something you can also go to successor to success that this Chicago huge success Portland.
Huge success Seattle huge success exactly a marketing we're all of people want to -- shaping -- man and they get nada.
Not fail why it's not working because you can also go to many markets Philadelphia Baltimore Providence.
Atlanta Houston Washington DC now where there is not one progressive talk faces that you can't say Megan that it works.
If it's not even on the air yeah I was on the averaging everywhere but failed had to file for bankruptcy.
So what there have been some conservative shows that fell to -- -- about every parent should update the free market share -- actually works cinema in americans' desire.
Now America didn't fail because people to -- America failed because it ran out of money the bad business Bible and perhaps money lobbying and lot of artists.
-- their five companies that own most of radio stations in this country they don't want progressive talk radio on the air which is why there even willing to lose money.
Rather as they drove in an Akron and Cincinnati in Sacramento rather than -- progressive talk.
The the problem down and balance the problem though is that is in aptly named doctor in the Fairness Doctrine was implemented back it was first thought of back in the twenty's.
That they were concerned about the government and it exhorting fashion as a -- control over the message being put out on talk radio like we saw happening in other countries or abroad.
How ironic would feel if now.
The government steps in to tell the people they must listen to what there is no market for whether they want to or not isn't that turned what you're Fairness Doctrine that.
Now you can put that's been on you can define it that way that's not what it is again I come back to the fact these are public airwaves were talking just like public highways.
Highways these companies get a license they don't pay anything for -- I feel like what happened all the way that they -- isn't like Y -- -- places like NPR -- are going to regular -- -- Rush Limbaugh that was going to not talking.
No we're talking commercial radio we're not talking in ERY Newsradio one regular Internet as well.
Let me answer one question god I asked another what I'm saying the public airwaves again they have a license responsibility.
There they they get these for free and they agreed to operate in the public interest if they're not operating in the public interest then.
Take a hallway and good side let somebody else operate them and make money.
You know what happens though is that when they when he put the liberal talk radio on which -- tried in many places as you know it fails and they had an idea of how.
I think companies that provide won't be around much longer to -- to put in I don't -- I think you're not listening go to Minneapolis Saint Paul go to Seattle go to Portland go to Chicago and it's about Chicago Chicago -- and AM station WC PT.
They were -- so they've done so well with progressive thought they added three more stations that they -- that's a huge demand there there is another market but if you -- -- progressive radio on the -- it's never going to work in Washington DC.
There -- three talk station.
All three of them all day long 247.
Conservative talk in this city the nation's capital come on you can't tell me there's not a market here for progress I.
Anti -- -- the list goes on and on air America abysmal Jim hightower cancel after a year and a half Mario Cuomo after thirteen month calendar are we how about it in the list goes on your eyelids as dawn Stephanie Miller Randi Rhodes right -- my heart so where they'll want to press it Ronnie Reagan and where they don't the success stories as well.
We made that point the free market dictate and where it's successful product it does well.
-- bill let me come on -- 1052000.
But that's not bear market that -- I -- -- there.
Bill press is always a good friend of -- comes Johnny argues point we appreciate him being thanks now Thea.
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