Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Fairness Doctrine Struck Down

Fairness Doctrine

Time was when the Federal Radio Commission said it wasn't cool for media sources to use the public airwaves to stump for their own causes and ignore the issue's debate environment and context. The Fairness Doctrine was put in place requiring dissenting views be voiced as well as supporters of what cause you were hammering for.

Unused since 1987, the doctrine of fairness has now been removed from our books as well as our hearts.
More travel down the road of small government? We may now need to police ourselves and actually think about the messages that are barraging us.

BTW, Equal Time Rule still applies, with that pesky phrase "legally qualified."

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