DEMS GET SET TO MUZZLE THE RIGHT - New York Post
Fairness Doctrine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I haven't heard anything about this on television stations, but it is all over conservative talk radio. Essentially, the concept is that all private radio stations must ensure that all political viewpoints receive equal airplay or face the wrath of the FCC.
Believe it or not this is very popular among democrats and has been to the supreme court and not been struck down. Supposedly the democratic congress has not enacted this bill yet out of fear of Bush's veto, but if Obama got elected they expect him not to veto. Also with the inclusion of two-three more "liberal" justices, this may stick.
There's also speculation that this would extend to private websites on the internet.
This is a grievous attack on free speech and scares the daylights out of me. Regulating ideas is one more step toward a totalitarian regime and in theory it should be fought tooth and nail by the ACLU. Fat chance.