GLENN: I mean, let me tell you what is coming, okay? There is two things that are coming and this is why you have to understand history, or we are destined to repeat it, two things that are coming. One, the fairness doctrine is coming back and I firmly believe this. For those of you who are long-term listeners of this show, you will enjoy this next sentence. I was in bed last night with Tania and we were talking about the fairness doctrine.
DAN: This poor woman.
GLENN: She brought it up. She started it. She said to me -- I said, honey, I've got to do X, Y and Z, blah, blah, blah. And she said to me, Glenn, when is this going to be enough? When is this going to end? And I said, honey -- because we were talking, you know, ten years. And I said, honey, I think it could end quickly. I said, I think we may only have about two years left for me to be able to be in the radio business. I've done this job for 30 years. I think I may have about two years left. And she said, well, what does that mean? Are you going to say something stupid? And I said, no, no, I don't think talk radio will exist as we know it in two years, and I'm not -- you know, I'm not Rush Limbaugh. Rush Limbaugh will survive, but voices are going to be weeded out and cut in half.
I told you yesterday about Barack Obama's fairness doctrine where he wants to balance the media, where he wants to make sure that those who own the nation's audio spectrum understand their responsibilities. He wants to bring back basically the doctrines of the 1930s. Why were these put in in the 1930s? They were put in the 1930s for a reason, because the New Deal was there and there were enough voices saying we can't do the New Deal. The New Deal is what actually lengthened the Depression. It was World War II that brought us out of the Depression, not the New Deal.
Now I open up the paper today. Michelle Malkin has a story, the Junk Attack on Talk Radio. You have Republicans that are now coming out. Phil Gramm is coming out and saying these talk radio people say, "They have principles but it's their ego and their power. They're well known and they're used to having power." Really? I'm the one used to having power, Senator? I am? "They're all talking junk now. There's a ton of them, Republicans that are talking junk and talking about, we've got to stop these guys who have all of this power." I don't understand how I have all of this power and yet, you know, all of the news networks are telling us that talk radio has no power because we couldn't stop John McCain. It doesn't make any sense. What I have is an opinion and if people don't want to listen to my opinion, they can go away. And as they go away, my ratings will go down and I can't sell the sponsorships and I will go out of business. That's the way it works in America. But not according to these senators. Now Republicans as well. Why? Because talk radio did not follow my advice, but they came to their own conclusion as well a couple of years later. You've got to dissever yourself from the Republicans. They're taking you to the same damn place. Both sides of the aisles are the enemy. Both sides of the aisle are the ones who are lying to you. Find the Republican or the Democrat or the independent that won't lie to you and vote for that person. Don't go into these parties. Well, that's too dangerous.
Barack Obama, if he sweeps, or John McCain if he gets in, neither one of them. Barack Obama has a fairness doctrine in his platform. John McCain has every reason to hate my guts, Rush Limbaugh's guts, okay? Has every reason to do it. These Republicans now see talk radio as a liability because they no longer see us in their pocket. They no longer see -- they now are saying that our audience, Republicans, that our audience, nothing but zombies. You're not a zombie. You're a thinking human being. You come here because you want information. If you take my information and you use it as fact and walk away and go, yep, that's the way it is, you're a moron, and I don't think you're a moron.
So that's the first level. I think talk radio, I think voices are going to be silenced after this next election. I hope I'm -- believe me I hope I'm wrong, my accountant hopes I'm wrong. Everyone I know hopes I'm wrong. And maybe I am. Had a pretty good track record so far on kind of seeing -- some things I'm wrong on, big picture stuff. Disagree, Dan?
DAN: This one is tough to disagree on especially because -- no, you definitely have a great track record, first of all. No doubt about that. That's pretty clear. But it's tough to disagree on this fairness doctrine thing because look at -- they are just going to have a green light, whether it's Obama or somehow Hillary.
GLENN: Green light.
DAN: Green light, Democratic congress.
GLENN: There will be no opposition.
DAN: And even McCain, even McCain would be with that.