Last week it was announced that liberal talk radio was losing its outlet in Washington, D.C. with the closing of the radio station known as Obama 1260.

Yesterday, liberal talk show host Bill Press brought up the closing with Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan and asked her whether or not it was time to bring back the Fairness Doctrine.

Stabenow responded by telling Press that she thought it is absolutely time to pass a standard and bring accountability to the airwaves.

Press then asked Stabenow if she would push for hearings in the Senate this year and Stabenow responded that she has already held discussions with her colleagues and that she felt they were going to happen.

Stabenow’s statements will surely unleash a new round of discussion on conservative talk radio and the blogosphere, but what continues to be ignored is that fact that the Democrats don’t have to use their legislative stick to pass a new version of the Fairness Doctrine.

The true power lies at the FCC which is now controlled by the Democrats and with a simple majority vote they could implement the type of control the liberals have been hankering for.

This is just another attempt by liberals to stick a fork in the heart of the free market system.

Liberal talk radio has had ample opportunity and money to try and compete with the likes of Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, but have continually failed.

So what the free market can’t accomplish the liberals will try and legislate.

Finally Stabenow besides being a liberal Democrat isn’t exactly impartial on the issue of fairness or equality on talk radio. She is married to Tom Athans who is a liberal talk radio executive.

Fairness in this case is in the eye of the beholder.