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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-23-10 06:30 AM
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23. KNR - Fairness Doctrine would apply to cable companies that are already treated as a common carrier
As for the "advertisements" distinction, Pepsi ads aren't political speech. No legal reason why Congress couldn't reinstate it on cable and broadcast companies.
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  -Why Not Re-enact The Fairness Doctrine To Deal with SCOTUS Decision? stopbush  Jan-22-10 04:00 PM   #0 
  - AWESOME idea!  Cronus Protagonist   Jan-22-10 04:01 PM   #1 
  - Nice lateral thinking there! /nt  Bragi   Jan-22-10 04:02 PM   #2 
  - Excellent Suggestion.  ShortnFiery   Jan-22-10 04:02 PM   #3 
  - SCOTUS would rule that only corporations can grace their presence  BlueCollar   Jan-22-10 04:02 PM   #4 
  - They probably have the construction crew down there at the Court this morning  Ken Burch   Jan-22-10 04:03 PM   #6 
  - I'm down with that.  Ken Burch   Jan-22-10 04:02 PM   #5 
  - The argument would be that free speech is free speech, and that  stopbush   Jan-22-10 04:07 PM   #8 
     - I like that argument.  robinlynne   Jan-22-10 04:11 PM   #13 
  - Sure.  H2O Man   Jan-22-10 04:04 PM   #7 
  - Well, if it were so easy to re-enact the Fairness Doctrine they'd probably do it.  elocs   Jan-22-10 04:07 PM   #9 
  - Could Obama do it as an executive order?  Ken Burch   Jan-22-10 04:10 PM   #11 
  - How does anything get through the Senate? Right now, it doesn't.  stopbush   Jan-22-10 04:11 PM   #12 
  - I like it!  kentuck   Jan-22-10 04:09 PM   #10 
  - It would have much less impact and scope than you think...  jberryhill   Jan-22-10 04:15 PM   #14 
  - True, but I'd think the majority of ads would be run on the major networks,  stopbush   Jan-22-10 04:17 PM   #15 
  - Why not? Because nobody in DC wants to do it.  progressoid   Jan-22-10 04:22 PM   #16 
  - From Feb. 2009, "Senate Votes to Kill Fairness Doctrine":  elocs   Jan-22-10 04:27 PM   #17 
  - fairness doctrine wouldn't apply to cable  paulsby   Jan-22-10 04:27 PM   #18 
  - The fairness doctrine doesn't apply to advertisements.  FBaggins   Jan-22-10 04:27 PM   #19 
  - Congress said they were gonna til the republicans complained.  Bitwit1234   Jan-22-10 04:33 PM   #20 
  - Because apparently we can't pass gas, much less an aggressive bill  TheKentuckian   Jan-22-10 04:34 PM   #21 
  - The Fairness Act doesn't apply to advertising.  JamesA1102   Jan-22-10 04:34 PM   #22 
  - KNR - Fairness Doctrine would apply to cable companies that are already treated as a common carrier  leveymg   Jan-23-10 06:30 AM   #23 
  - Who would re-enact it? The tide is going towards big business, unfortunately.  DailyGrind51   Jan-23-10 07:04 AM   #24 
  - I prefer Gitmo for the SC 5 since they have committed treason!  RedCloud   Jan-23-10 07:08 AM   #25 
  - I hate to be the one to piss in the berry-bowl but "Assuming the FD could be re-enacted"  ThomWV   Jan-23-10 07:41 AM   #26 
  - Here We Go Again...The "Fairness Doctrine" Wasn't About Fairness...  KharmaTrain   Jan-23-10 07:48 AM   #27 
  - Also.. Repeal the Tel-Com Act 0f 1996....  lib2DaBone   Jan-23-10 08:22 AM   #28 
 

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