Those of you who follow this kind of thing may be aware that Republicans have, for the last year or so been blaring the claim that Obama will reinstate the so-called "fairness doctrine" on radio and TV stations as a way of silencing conservative talk radio.
Now this, from The American Spectator:
"So when the Senate recently voted 87-11 in favor of an amendment prohibiting reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine, with obvious White House approval resulting in the support of all those Senate Democrats, I immediately started looking for the other shoe to drop. What is the real plan to shut down conservative talk radio and Christian broadcasts? Where is Obama hiding the peanut this time?"
That peanut seems to be hidden in something that the author identifies as "local Soviet Councils," which he fears Obama will establish to control the radio stations. After a long list of "then Obama could do this" and "then Obama could do that," this painfully disingenuous person adds the following:
"The term "Soviet" as in "Union of Soviet Socialist Republics" referred to local councils "in the early political organization of the Russian Revolution in 1917," the dictionary tells us. Maybe these local "advisory" boards will serve a similar function in regard to radio stations."
Maybe. Maybe Obama will actually appoint ex-East German prison guards to run the radio stations. Maybe he will staff Conservative shows with Martian engineers whose lightning fast reflexes will allow them to instantly delete every word of conservative opposition. Maybe he'll just send tanks to blow the conservative radio stations to smithereens.
God. Even when Congress votes to give these pathetic people exactly what they have been demanding, they have to try to twist it into an act of abominable evil.
You just can't win.