Thursday, June 28, 2007

The House votes against the Fairness Doctrine

An amendment introduced by Mike Pence passed 309-115 to bar the FCC from imposing the Fairness Doctrine.

Some people have said that this was just a fake issue trumped up by talk radio hosts to scare their listeners. Perhaps, but when you have several powerful senators talking about how they want to bring back the Fairness Doctrine and Representatives also talking about it, it seems more than just blowhard paranoia.

All in all, this has been a very good day for conservatives from the death of the immigration bill, defeated by a bipartisan majority to the Supreme Court decision on barring the use of race in school assignments. And the Pence amendment is just icing on the cake. We conservatives need to savor today because we don't get many days like this.