The Senate voted Thursday in favor of an amendment to the District of Columbia voting-rights bill that would prohibit the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from reinstating the so-called Fairness Doctrine, which critics say would decimate conservative talk radio.
The Senate passed the measure 87-11.
Nothing drove these guys crazier than the Fairness Doctrine, and I thought it would be a useful bogeyman to distract them every now and then. I was kind of looking forward to every couple of weeks for the next four years having some lefty mention the Fairness Doctrine in an interview, have the right freak out, and then a week or so later have a White House staffer make a vague dismissal/denial.
But then again, I am malicious and entertained easily.