Well, I’d embed the YouTube video of John Kerry’s comments about the Fairness Doctrine posted by Matt Drudge. But weirdly, the YouTube embed function has been “disabled by request.”

Anyhoo, you can watch it here.

The transcript:

“I think the Fairness Doctrine ought to be there and I also think equal time doctrine ought to come back. I mean these are the people who wiped out one of the most profound changes in the balance of the media is when the conservatives got rid of the equal time requirements. And the result is that, you know, they’ve been able to squeeze down and squeeze out opinion of opposing views and I think it’s been an important transition in the imbalance of our public…”

Trent Lott
is nodding his head.

I just got off a blogger conference call with GOP Rep. Mike Pence, who talked about his efforts to beat back the Fairness Doctrine monster. Report is over at mm.com. Pence is asking folks to call their representatives and urge them to sign on as original co-sponsors of his bill, the Broadcaster Freedom Act.