Norm Coleman uttered a brilliant statement to about fifty of his supporters in the Minnesotan town of Bemidji. This could possibly be the smartest thing he's said during the entire campaign. It's a message that many Americans clearly understand. Okay, okay, I'll give it to you in bold, but the entire thing for context.
From The Grand Folks Herald:
Oh Norm, change is exactly what this election is all about. Americans are crying out for change because the last eight years have been hellish for all but the upper class in this country. Now as for the Fairness Doctrine, that was something the FCC got rid of under Reagan. It has allowed corporations to dominate the radio and airwaves with conservatives that seriously outnumber liberal views. The Supreme Court upheld it in Red Lion Broadcasting Co. v. FCC,
“If I lose this seat, and one party has control across the board, then you’ll see changes,” he said. He referred to the Fairness Doctrine, which at one time demanded equal time for opposing views on radio or television.
“The Fairness Doctrine is a policy that (2004 Democratic presidential candidate John) Kerry said we should re-institute, (House Speaker) Nancy Pelosi said should be re-instituted — they would be in charge,” Coleman said.
“It says that the federal government will monitor what is being said, and then they will decide whether there has to be a counterpoint,” he said. “I can tell you there’s going to be a lot of voices on the radio that you’ll never hear. That’s not good for America.”