The senators were busy congratulating themselves over their collegiality and how nice senators looked during Seersucker Suit Week in the Senate, and commenting on the ignorance of American talk show listeners...While I'm no fan of incivility, I would have felt far better represented if these two lovebirds had engaged in heated debate and at least one of them demonstrated the faintest connection with us mortals outside the governing class...Chris Wallace asked Lott about his recent statement that "senators on both sides of the aisle are being pounded by these talk radio people who don't even know what's in the bill."...Though Lott lamely attempted to weasel out of his statement, he did nothing to restore his credibility on this issue....Bipartisanship and the Lott/Feinstein Love-Fest, David Limbaugh, Townhall.com, June 26, 2007
"Faintest connection with us mortals outside the governing class" is how David Limbaugh sums up this surreal television show. Penance is a big deal down south, but Senator Trent, you've gone too far. And everybody else, watch out! Trent and friends on the Hill want to bring back the "Fairness" doctrine. That's the arrangement where radio executives, confronted with the requirement that half their talk-show time be committed to what nobody listens to, decide to go to an all-rock or all-country format and drop talk shows altogether. That's what happened from 1930 to the Reagan Administration. Before this marriage spawns this hellish idea, write Senator Lott and his colleagues with a big "NO TO THE FAIRNESS DOCTRINE."
Fairness? That's a standard left buzzword for "nobody can say anything except us."