Magazine October 30, 2017, Issue

Fair to Meddling

(Carlos Barria/Reuters)

The other day, President Trump watched a television program that makes fun of him and tweeted the following:

“Late Night host [sic] are dealing with the Democrats for their very ‘unfunny’ & repetitive material, always anti-Trump! Should we get Equal Time?”

No. To be specific, heck no.

I was in talk radio before the Fairness Doctrine was struck down, and it was like floating in a wading pool of congealed Velveeta. Anodyne local banter in the morning, syndicated pablum in the afternoon, some drive-time shows that tackled issues such as taxes (“Do you wait until the last day or file early?” — real

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