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Reply #12: I doubt we're going to get the Fairness Doctrine. [View All]

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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:43 PM
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12. I doubt we're going to get the Fairness Doctrine.
It had its problems, and didn't always succeed in preventing suppression of dissent (see the McCarthy era).

But we can demand diversity of media ownership, and have a few ground rules in place for using the airwaves owned by We, the People. It used to be that radio stations had bigger news departments because the FCC demanded that proper news was broadcast as part of the price for being allowed to use a frequency of the American people's airwaves. A few decades ago, flagrant defamation was punished - you couldn't smear someone on the airwaves like Rush Limbaugh does routinely now.
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