Friday (audio) Steyn-Quote

Steyn Look

…on “The Fairness Crocktrine Doctrine

Transcript between Kevin James and Mark Steyn:

KJ: You know, you touch on something that Trent Lott has certainly touched a nerve on, this so-called fairness doctrine. And I’ve been sitting here feeling, I don’t know, a little assaulted lately. They want to talk about talk radio all the time, but I don’t hear the advocates of the fairness doctrine discussing the same thing for our mainstream media. Who’s going to monitor all of these television news programs to make sure that there’s not a left wing turn? And the newspapers?

MS: No, that’s what’s so crazy about it, is that the left in this country allow themselves to present themselves as impartial. There was a thing today that turned out that when someone rifled through the campaign finance records, that nine out of ten journalists in the United States donate, when they make campaign donations, to the Democratic Party.

KJ: Yes.

MS: The New York Times forbids its reporters from making donations, because it says with the ease of internet access, it would enable people to get a misleading impression that the paper isn’t even-handed. No, it would enable people to get the correct impression that your news is being written and researched and reported by Democratic Party contributors and voters and supporters. And that’s something that no fairness doctrine ever passed by the Nancy Pelosi Congress is ever going to cover.

Read the full transcript here.

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