Liberty Just in Case

A Dialogue for the September 12th World

The Only Liberal With Half a Brain

Posted by redsatellite on February 11, 2009

Camille Paglia. Yep….I read her over at Yesterday, I excoriated a bunch of moonbats….but today- I thought it only fair to applaud one I do like. Of course, I’m using the word ‘like’…in the broadest of terms. In her column, she brings up the Fairness Doctrine…and to my PLEASANT surprise, this is what she says:

 Speaking of talk radio (which I listen to constantly), I remain incredulous that any Democrat who professes liberal values would give a moment’s thought to supporting a return of the Fairness Doctrine to muzzle conservative shows. (My latest manifesto on this subject appeared in my last column.) 

The failure of liberals to master the vibrant medium of talk radio remains puzzling. To reach the radio audience (whether the topic is sports, politics or car repair), a host must have populist instincts and use the robust common voice. Too many Democrats have become arrogant elitists, speaking down in snide, condescending tones toward tradition-minded middle Americans whom they stereotype as rubes and buffoons.

But the bottom line is that government surveillance of the ideological content of talk radio is a shocking first step toward totalitarianism.


Camille gets it.

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