The "Fairness Doctrine" in Fiction
Newsbusters reports on efforts to turn Kiefer Sutherland into an environmental crusader. Robert Bidinotto argues that the Greens will finally succeed where every fictional terrorist has failed: to kill Jack Bauer. "Folks, this demonstrates once again that you cannot win a cultural war when your enemies -- in this case, the proponents of liberal "selflessness" -- are setting the moral Rules of Engagement."
But on the other hand it also demonstrates how the grip on the public microphone has been slipping from the grasp of its former masters. Time was when things would never get this far. Now they have to mount a public campaign to gradually, imperceptibly kill a cultural icon they could never challenge directly.