Yes, & I'm pretty sure that Limbaugh, Beck (maybe even Sarah Palin too) was the trigger for them to wanna reanimate the so-called "Fairness Doctrine."<quoted text>
Without talking about anything specific here my main gripe is that Pres Obama has a few times basically told people that don't agree with him to shut up. Did he use those exact words? No. In one speech he did say he didn't want certain people to ".... do a lot of talking" And a few times this Pres and some of his supporters have said they want certain people to shut up. Even if you disagree on that it blows my mind that one of the best things this nation has, the 1st amnd. donesn't seem too important to some. If Pres Bush or any Pres said he didn't want some people to do a lot of talking I would be just as pissed. But I get it. You dismiss that.
But the left would NEVER accept the FD concept, calling for equal time so that BOTH sides could be aired during a particular radio or TV broadcast. And that's partly what sank Air America, and similar programs, despite all the $$Mil's Soros throws at them.
The left only wanted to USE the FD to silence people they strongly disagreed with AND who may have influence on large numbers of the population (dittoheads etc.).