How Do You Say “Equal Time” In Spanish?
By: John Lillpop
Leftist politicians keen on reinstating a “Fairness Doctrine” clearly have their sights set on Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage, Sean Hannity and other right-wing luminaries.
But once liberals open that particular can of worms, they may be less than thrilled at what comes crawling out.
For instance, Mexican DJ and former illegal alien Eddie “PiolÃn” Sotelo, native of Mexico, broadcasts from a Spanish language radio station in Los Angeles and is a strong advocate for illegal aliens.
Not satisfied with merely invading America himself, PiolÃn apparently believes that any Latino who wants to should be able to come to America, at will, without regard to U.S. borders or immigration laws.
PiolÃn’s disdain for the rule of law even motivated him to travel from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., in order to deliver what were alleged to be one million letters from amnesty supporters. Unfortunately for the politically naive DJ, the letters were all signed by illegal aliens and were in Spanish.
Even more embarrassing for PiolÃn, many of the boxes containing the “one million letters” he boasted so proudly of turned out to be empty.
After S 1639 was defeated in the U.S. Senate on June 28, PiolÃn’s distress was palpable, leading the DJ to shed alligator tears from behind his live microphone while on the air.
The impact of PiolÃn’s on-air histrionics with his base audience (mostly illegal aliens) is unclear.
However, it is obvious that he did provide scores of millions of patriotic, English speaking American citizens with a round of belly laughs and material for party toasts that are still being enjoyed in more sophisticated circles.
But back to the issue: How would a liberal “Fairness Doctrine” impact Spanish language stations like the one on which PiolÃn spews his pro-illegal alien, anti-American propaganda and race baiting?
Would that radio station be forced to provide equal time to a commentator who would remind his audience that illegal aliens do not belong in America and should, by law, be deported?
Would the inflammatory rhetoric used by PiolÃn to drive illegal aliens to the streets in order to demand non-existent “rights” be offset by a voice(s) of reason that would encourage young Latinos to stay in school?
In other words, before acting hastily liberals need to answer a crucial question: How do you say “equal time” in Spanish?