In an essay on the hypocrisy of the so-called “Fairness Doctrine”, Victor Davis Hanson writes that “There is a sort of irony in the debate over talk radio”:
Of all our media, it is perhaps the most populist. A radio host requires neither a journalism degree nor political connections. He just needs sheer talent. The unforgiving market – judged by how many turn the dial to your show or call in with questions – alone adjudicates success. Liberals who profess affinity for the little guy should welcome this prairie-fire revolt against the more highbrow New York Times, CBS News or NPR.
Absolutely. Just like they’ve welcomed an even more populist prairie-fire revolt against Big Journalism.
(Via Beyond The News.)