Brian C. Anderson wrote in City Journal The rise of alternative media—political talk radio in the eighties, cable news in the nineties, and the blogosphere in the new millennium—has broken the liberal monopoly over news and opinion outlets.
The Democrats maintained control for 40 years because their alies in the MSM helped spread their lies, and there was no way for conservative ideas to be considered. But with political talk radio in the eighties, cable news in the nineties, and the blogosphere in the new millennium conservative ideas are getting equal distribution, and the people find them much more attractive than the tired liberal pap that they get from the MSM.The Left understands acutely the implications of this revolution, blaming much of the Democratic Party’s current electoral trouble on the influence of the new media’s vigorous conservative voices.
They don't think it is fair that voters hear both sides.Instead of fighting back with ideas, however, today’s liberals quietly, relentlessly, and illiberally are working to smother this flourishing universe of political discourse under a tangle of campaign-finance and media regulations. Their campaign represents the most sustained attack on free political speech in the United States since the 1798 Alien and Sedition Acts. Though Republicans have the most to lose in the short run, all Americans who care about our most fundamental rights and the civic health of our democracy need to understand what’s going on—and resist it.
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