WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats on Friday blocked an amendment by Sen. Norm Coleman that would have prevented the return of the Fairness Doctrine, a federal rule which required broadcasters to air opposing views on issues. Although no legislation has been offered to bring back the regulation, which was scrapped in 1987, Coleman and other Republicans have been mounting a pre-emptive attack in recent weeks, arguing that a return to the old rule would give the government too much power in regulating content. The House recently passed an amendment banning the rule's return. When Coleman, R-Minn., tried to bring up his amendment Friday to a defense authorization bill, Sen. Carl Levin, a Michigan Democrat who chairs the Armed Services Committee, objected. According to Levin's office, he objected because the amendment belonged in the Commerce Committee's jurisdiction, and because it would have taken up time while the Senate was trying to debate Iraq. http://www.postbulletin.com/newsmanager/templates/localnews_story.asp?z=2&a=300714 How outrageous. These Democrats are aweful. They can have their Liberal media but we can't have our Conservative Radio? It's not right. They don't like it because we expose the dirty truth about them on there. What's next, the Internet? Blogs? Discussion boards? They need to be stopped.