04 November 2007

more Colbert

just read a good op-ed on the whole Colbert thing, making a strong argument that speech regulation is overreaching and bound to curtail political discourse even more.
Consider, as well, recent calls for new laws aimed squarely at political speech. The reformers -- including certain non-Colbertian presidential candidates -- have suggested reinstating the "fairness doctrine," which would dictate political content on radio and television. There have even been calls to regulate political blogs. These folks want government's hands on every bit of information we receive, whether it's from TV news, talk radio or the Internets (a series of tubes).
makes me want to run for office again.

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