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Interview: Brian Anderson on media freedom

img alt=”andersoncov.jpg” src=”http://politicscentral.com/audio/2008/10/andersoncov.jpg” align=right width=”108″ height=”160″ /Today, our guest is Brian C. Anderson, the editor of emCity Journal and /emauthor (along with Adam Thierer) of a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1594032289?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=1594032289″ em A Manifesto for Media Freedom./em/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=1594032289″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / Anderson discusses his new book, the mainstream media, the Fairness Doctrine, and what to do to produce a freer and healthier politics in the future. br /br /One thing Anderson said that struck me was that with an Obama presidency, we might see more media regulation by subterfuge–that is, local broadcasting and media stations could be affected by regulations that might put some conservative broadcasting under more subjective control by lefty pressure groups like Acorn. This is extremely troubling and should concern all of us who care about free speech and diversity of ideas in politics. What can we do? Listen to the podcast and find out.br /br / You can listen to the podcast directly — no downloading needed — by a href=”http://politicscentral.com/2008/10/15/the_glenn_and_helen_show_brian.php”going here/a and clicking on the gray Flash player. Or you can download it and listen at your leisure by a href=”http://gg2000.cachefly.net/pjm/audio/glenn_and_helen/20081016-Anderson.mp3″clicking right here./a Music is bya href=”http://www.thenoes.com/dl/jtb/”John T. Baker./a