America’s leading review of the arts and intellectual life
Killing talk radio
On the lurking threat to the freedom of the airwaves.
was right!Support The
The Left has watched uneasily as power drains away daily from the CBS Newses and the Time magazines of the liberal mainstream media and flows toward a more politically pluralistic array of new media alternatives that range from (mostly) conservative talk radio to (Fox-dominated) cable news to the ceaselessly expanding (thoroughly bi-partisan) Internet. And make no mistake: liberals want to snuff out this exciting, democratic world of analysis and debate and return to the good old days, when you got up in the morning with The New York Times and had dinner with Dan Rather—and basically kept quiet while your elite betters told you what to think. Impossible, you say. But the Left means business on the media front, and lawmakers are cooking up a host of new regulations to drive incorrect (right-of-center) opinions from the public sphere. In its highest-profile effort to shut down the political speech it doesn&rs ...
This article is available to subscribers and for individual purchase
This article originally appeared in The New Criterion, Volume 27 September 2008, on page 18
Copyright © 2014 The New Criterion | www.newcriterion.comhttp://www.newcriterion.com/articles.cfm/Killing-talk-radio-3884
E-mail to friend
Uncovering the media lies that continue to shape the history of JFK's assassination
by Ben Downing
During World War II, Crete had a profound impact on several writers, including Patrick Leigh Fermor
by Marco Grassi
In search of the story of Piero della Francesca, the forgotten hero of the Early Renaissance
March 11 2014
Friends and Young Friends Event: Book Launch Party with Roger Scruton
March 25 2014
Friends and Young Friends Event: A conference on "Preserving an Open Society in a Perilous World"
April 01 2014
Friends and Young Friends Event: Piano Recital with Simone Dinnerstein
Introduction to The Kennedy Phenomenon
The Kennedy Phenomenon: "Watching the Kennedy Train-Wreck"
The Kennedy Phenomenon: "The Many Misjudgments of Richard Hofstadter"