Fairness Doctrine

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by ptsmith24, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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  2. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh, we all think that would be great.
     

  3. M249

    M249 New Member

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    I'm all for banning that pesky Bill of Rights. Just think of how many bad guys we could catch without 'em!

    By the way, a bill was passed in the House that prevents the FCC from receiving funding for enforcing the Fairness Doctrine this year.

    A bill was also introduced into the house that would require prevent the FCC from ever enforcing it without an act of Congress to allow it. I believe it's "friendly" name is the "Broadcast Freedom Act" or something similar.
     
  4. Rammstein

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    How is radio any worse than TV or newspapers?
     
  5. ptsmith24

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    Apparently they're saying it's more influential. Could it possibly be because it's mainly dominated by conservatives (correct me if I'm wrong)?
     
  6. luke0927

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    You got it cause no one wants to listen to the liberal BS....and when you quesiton them they have no facts to back them comments up...thats why they dominate TV they can't be challenged as easy....Talk Radio is where its at....Savage and Boortz FTW!!!
     
  7. Malum Prohibitum

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    The Fairness Doctrine was passed in a time where there were 3 major networks for news and the notion was that equal time was necessary to protect against the possibility of one or more networks being controlled by few or one individual. Now we have the Internet, foreign news services, AP and other news feeds, a zillion channels on the TV, print media with Internet access and so on. One reason for "reactivating" the fairness doctrine is to shut up conservative hosts like Rush Limbaugh, Neil Boortz and a number of others. With the access most Americans have now to multiple sources of news, the issue of forced equal access is just not viable for some networks. They claim they cannot sell advertising on the other "half" and would lose money. I think, like most legislation, there are the intended and the UNintended consequences. What I observe, is the current political rhetoric is hot, heavy and early. Not every voter is pleased with the President, Congress, or the Supreme Court. Pick any one, none, or any combination. So my sense is that we should stay tuned, stay engaged, vote early and vote often. :shock:
     
  9. foshizzle

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    I've already started writing my reps on this issue. After the shamnesty bill I'm not waiting until they introduce this crap to get mad about it.

    Don't force me to watch that liberal crap. If people wanted it, AirAmerica would have had ratings through the roof and spawned all kinds of liberal leftist copy-cats. It didn't. Opinions aren't fair and equally balanced. That's why they are opinions.
     
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