How to win the argument de jour with logic and facts
What the liberal whiners say:
1. 'We need the Fairness Doctrine so that both sides of the issues can be heard on the radio again!'
2. 'You just shout them down when they call, and it's critical to our 1st Amendment that opposing viewpoints are heard in all discussions'
3. 'The one-sided conversations on talk radio are harmful to our Democracy'
4. 'Well, ever since the last Fairness Doctrine was overturned, there's been almost NO liberal voices on the radio, how do you explain that?'
Your winning, logical, reasoned arguments
1. Is your phone broken? Call in and be heard. Callers with contrasting points of view in fact, are almost always taken first.
2. Oh, you mean like the way Nancy Pelosi is hearing from Republicans in Congress? She's absolutely shut them out of every piece of legislation proposed the last six months. Then she has the nerve to say she'll support the "Fairness Doctrine"? Is it more important to have the debate on the radio...or in Congress? Also, I must have missed the conservative points of view on NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, The New York Times, L.A. Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, Time, Newsweek...and on and on and on. Talk radio balances the scales.
3. First of all, we don't have a Democracy, we have a Constitutional, Democratic Republic. And what's harmful to it, even dangerous, is deception. News sources that claim to be impartial, but are the opposite. The bias of all the sources above has been proven over and over again. With talk radio, you know what you're getting. The hosts don't claim impartiality. And if you don't like or agree with what you're hearing...you can always turn it off. There's no talk radio Gestapo forcing you to listen.
4. That's right, the market place decided. Liberal radio has been attempted numerous times, and has failed miserably each time. If there was a demand for liberal talk, there would be many liberal talk stations on the dial. Those that currently exist, such as the few Air America affiliates left, have no ratings.