Friday, July 27, 2007

(Un)Fairness Doctrine Update

"The Federal Communications Commission has no intention of reinstating the Fairness Doctrine imposing a requirement of balanced coverage of issues on public airwaves, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin said.

Martin, in a letter written this week to Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., and made public Thursday, said the agency found no compelling reason to revisit its 1987 decision that enforcing the federal rule was not in the public interest.

Several Democratic lawmakers suggested that Congress take another look at the doctrine after conservative radio talk show hosts aggressively attacked an immigration reform bill when it was on the Senate floor, contributing to its defeat..." (Read the entire article)

The FCC AND the Mayor in Philly get something right in the same week...it must be the apocalypse.

Is there anyone out there that thought this "fairness doctrine" should be reinstated? If so, I really need you to lay out your arguments/reasoning...

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