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Fairness Doctrine

The Fairness Doctrine was a policy of the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC), introduced in 1949, that required the holders of broadcast licenses to both present controversial issues of public importance and to do so in a manner that was, in the Commission's view, honest, equitable and balanced.

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Tripled the deficit. Broke our healthcare system with an unfunded mandate (Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act). Abolished the Fairness Doctrine so the Fox News could legally lie to you & call it "news". Jeez. this could take all day.
I'm not a conspiracy theorist. I just can't figure out why Bill Clinton supports the Fairness Doctrine, and Barack Obama opposes it...
U.S. Fairness Doctrine required public service announcements about smoking’s health risks to counter tobacco ads on radio/TV in 1967.
Fox News will not be moving into Canada after all! The reason: Canada regulators announced last week they would reject efforts by Canada's right wing Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, to repeal a law that forbids lying on broadcast news. Canada's Radio Act requires that "a licenser may not broadcast.any false or misleading news." The provision has kept Fox News and right wing talk radio out of Canada and helped make Canada a model for liberal democracy and freedom. As a result of that law, Canadians enjoy high quality news coverage including the kind of foreign affairs and investigative journalism that flourished in this country before Ronald Reagan abolished the "Fairness Doctrine" in 1987. Political dialogue in Canada is marked by civility, modesty, honesty, collegiality, and idealism that have pretty much disappeared on the U.S. airwaves. When Stephen Harper moved to abolish anti-lying provision of the Radio Act, Canadians rose up to oppose him fearing that their tradition of honest non partisan news wou ...
"What if everything you've ever been told, or ever knew was a lie." I do agree with that, and I use my words to try to awaken people that our media system is just a corporate left/right, where the edges are defined and the issues are carefully framed, and certain ones are completely omitted. And a lot of people are aware that MSNBC, for instance, is way short of being liberal, while FOX is allowed to be as wildly and literally insane, as it wants to be. The corporate media tried doing without a left, from the 1987 repeal of the Fairness Doctrine (look it up) of the media, through the 1990s. Not coincidentally, with the media completely right-wing, a lot of Democrats realized to have any relevance, they had to take corporate money, and sell out on a rift of issues, like the military, wars, allow, and even push globalization for corporations. Increased contributions from corporations also made union contributions less needed. That jibed with another corporate goal, of exporting manufacturing, with the ancil ...
From Marg What are 6 things that we have to do in order to take the power away from the corporations and give it back to the citizens? 1) We have to reverse Citizens United (visit MovetoAmend.org). 2) We have to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine so that the news cannot be comingled with corporate profits, and therefore are required to provide the citizens with the truth and let us decide how we feel about the issues. 3) We must enforce the Sherman Antitrust Act which limits corporations abilities to monopolize industries, and makes room for small businesses to survive. 4) We must making Voting a Right for every American citizen and institute stiff penalties to anyone seeking to manipulate the vote. Or even better like Australia, fine people that don't vote. 5) We must become active in our local politics. We must show up at local city council or county meetings, write an op-ed for your local paper, volunteer or run for office. 6) We must make voting our priority. Democrats are far from perfect, but for now w ...
NONE OF INTEGRITY, MORALS OR AMERICAN IDEALS- ALL AGAINST THE CONSTITUTION- GREAT JOB SHEEPLE " Cass Sunstein was nominated and approved to be Obama’s “Regulatory Czar.” He supports massive gun control and doesn’t believe the 2nd Amendment is an individual right. He has straight out said, “We ought to ban hunting.” While this fruitcake strips Americans of their Constitutional right to own guns, he wants to give rights to animals and has argued that “Animals should be permitted to bring suit…” Naturally, he also supports the “Fairness Doctrine,” the wrongly-named concept which allows the government to regulate the airwaves. 2-Climate Czar – Todd Stern Stern, a veteran of the Clinton administration, was the U.S. negotiator at the Kyoto conference in 1997 (which called for dramatic climate change regulations based on bogus assumptions.) Had the treaty been implemented, it would have plunged the world into economic chaos. Since then, new evidence has revealed that the major climate mod ...
I like Thom Hartmann. Usually has content that I agree with and a good basis for his commentary. I also like that he has some conservatives for debate. I argue that the Fairness Doctrine should be re-instituted at all costs. The one sided networks of lies we call media now is damaging the country.
It started with REAGAN. He lifted the Fairness Doctrine, creating an Industry of Lies & Propaganda. Living Wage fell as a direct result.
The only reason Rush isn't spinning vinyl in some 5000-watt oldies station is Reagan trashing the Fairness Doctrine. End of story.
Good question, Dallas. Did Reagan's repeal of the Fairness Doctrine effectively defang the FCC?
Awesome Idea! We use to have Fairness Doctrine, which was a loose version of this. Free Press crucial to Our Way of Life!!!
Lefty critics have it both ways... if a GOPer wins... they call for "Fairness Doctrine" to silence talk hosts... but...
We are indoctrinated is so many ways. One doctrine that I see many people practicing is the Fairness Doctrine.
.Real bully is American, corporate-owned mainstream media. The loss of "Fairness Doctrine" in 1987, prevents changing media
It is illegal for a radio station to refuse an advertisement for any qualified federal candidate (as per Fairness Doctrine) -CJ
Jon, once the RWers were able to eliminate the fairness doctrine under Regan & court ruled Fox can lie; what facts?
we once had the Fairness Doctrine which required only truth/facts in news but we have not demanded its return
Where's Prof Blinder (than a bat)? At least he appeared less often than Gallstone. The "Fairness Doctrine" still lives.
They did have a fairness doctrine called Air America, but it didn't do so well.
And they want a fairness doctrine for AM radio with CBS/NBC/ABC/PBS/CNN/MSNBC spouting the govt/liberal line? Ha!!
People need to wake up. FCC Laying Grounds for New Fairness Doctrine? via
Remember the irony, Mr. TV Ronald Reagan helped destroy Fairness Doctrine, we just filmed PSA for United Way & los…
can we track the recent polarization of the US to fairness doctrine laws for media to show opposing views?.
FCC Laying Grounds for New Fairness Doctrine? via Yes there's free (cont)
FCC Laying Grounds for New Fairness Doctrine via does any one in know what that IS
Reinstating the "Fairness Doctrine" would be a good start. Need a Democratic gov 4 that.
FCC is looking for a backdoor way of re-instituting the Fairness Doctrine--govt cntrl on wgat media covers.
"A REAL "Fairness Doctrine" that required OBJECTIVITY & EQUAL TREATMENT of both sides would end the…" — Max Rugemer
FCC Laying Grounds for New Fairness Doctrine? - Fascist, dictatorial censorship in the works
I guess there's not enough LBGT, *** Men/Women reporters in Media….FCC Laying Grounds for New Fairness Doctrine?
OK. Turning Banana Republic right before my eyes.
FCC Laying Grounds for New Fairness Doctrine?: In 2012, the FCC contracted with the left-leaning Annenberg Sch... http:/…
FCC Laying Grounds for New Fairness Doctrine? // This would end freedom of the press.
FCC Laying Grounds for New Fairness Doctrine? via (Dems want 2 stop the truth by any means)
Obama regime going after Conservative talk radio AGAIN. Not 'Fair'. FCC Laying Grounds for New Fairness Doctrine?
BJ: FCC Planning for New Fairness Doctrine? Leftists will never stop trying to crush liberty
No Time to Life Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness! FCC Laying Grounds for New Fairness Doctrine? via
And the govt goes to grab more media. Laying Grounds for New
Gov wants you to submit stories? FCC Laying Grounds for New Fairness Doctrine? via
Good luck with that, you OBAMARONS, just another word FOR Obama-morons!!
FCC looking for backdoor way of re-instituting the Fairness Doctrine... to control what airs on media
Interesting history of the Fairness Doctrine (RIP) in this article.
Never liked the Fairness Doctrine (was a rule that both sides had to have equal time on an issue on the radio, revoked under Reagan, led to right wing dominance of talk). Government as arbiter of fairness? Nope. Would LOVE Fairness Doctrine on Sundays--love to have a whole army of snarky atheists and agnostics on to blow holes in the unceasing sermonizing on the public's airwaves. Besides that, anyone that doesn't think Christianity in America can be a very profitable business should ask themselves why there's so much of it in for profit ventures. Even it up, says me.
Why dont u STFU moron? The Fairness Doctrine?? U tried tht B4 and there werent enuf libtards 2 make it
. God gave out the 'fairness doctrine' when he passed out brains. You were in the wrong line, apparently.
.The Fairness Doctrine? That's on page 132 of Atlas Shrugged. Choose freedom instead
I do, he convinces me that unless the Fairness Doctrine is restored, there is little can be done but take out station
Listen to Mark Levin, the foundation of his politics is hate & division. RESTORE THE FAIRNESS DOCTRINE or be his subject.
Another area where you've left us naked. RESTORE THE FAIRNESS DOCTRINE.
Why do liberals proclaim to be believers? Christianity is not a fairness doctrine
we liked/respected Murrow, but why don're we see loss of Fairness Doctrine &ads in news hr result in news by rating val& lies='T'
why is truth in news not priority reinstate Fairness Doctrine then fiber net for US w/direct democracy/uni education/ideas
Note that I am also in favor of elitist concepts like the BBC, enforced fact-checking, the fairness doctrine, etc
via In 1987, Ronald Reagan abolished the Fairness Doctrine in the name of Free Speech.
Num 1-for me is loss of Fairness Doctrine! We can't trust News so lies repeated='truth' We must regain
liberal fascist tool to silence opponents. Is that what you want?
Seriously my brain is drawing a blank on this fairness doctrine topic.
Let me get this straight. "Fair and Balanced" Fox can only exist due to elimination of the Fairness Doctrine.
since they couldn't get rid of talk radio with the Fairness Doctrine, the progressives will just buy all the stations
What do you think of the news that the families of members of the Forces can sue the Govt over their deaths in Iraq? I see the Human Rights Act is being dragged out on this one!
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Mohammed got this "revelation" from Allah, justifying his looting of the Jews: Qur'an 59:4 "That is because they resisted Allah and His Messenger. If any one resists Allah, verily Allah is severe in Punishment, stern in reprisal." Their only crime was "resisting Islam." By that logic all non-Muslims are fair game. Qur'an 59:6 "What Allah gave as booty to His Messenger, He has taken away from the Jews. For this you made no raid. Allah gives His Messenger Lordship over whom He will. Whatever booty Allah has given to Muhammad and taken away from the (Jewish) people of the townships, belongs to Allah and to His Apostle. So take what the Messenger assigns to you, and deny yourselves that which he withholds. And fear Allah, for He is severe in Punishment." In other words, if you don't accept islam, according to Islamic doctrine and the example of Mohammed, muslims have every right to steal what is yours and maybe kill you. What a delightful religion of peace.
What will O move on to after he get's immigration through? Fairness doctrine? Gun Control? Redistricting? Free Speech? Property rights?
"Today’s rich aren’t twice as deserving as the rich of 34 years ago." --
Amen , Libs want fairness doctrine to push their agenda...
I think Bob Grant was the first confrontational host after the Fairness Doctrine ended.
What are Allah’s Signs? Since there is one clear message that we are to follow, shouldn’t we try to understand the core meaning of that message?
'"Project Prism" is nothing more than Soros' Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). They have been working on the infrastructure and technology of this digital spying game since the 70s. Obama has been mentored by one of the key players of the EFF, Esther Dyson since at least the early 1990s. I'm hoping it all comes flying out of the closet. It is connected to Ray Kurzweil's SINGULARITY and the transhumanist movement with Harvard's George Church and the Human Genome Project. All ties back to the Soros Internet Medical Program. What to be really creeped out? Dyson is a founder of ICANN, they control the internet. Look up Tom Fife, everything he said is true. The "VM" he mentions is Dr. Vladmir Morozov, an associate of Dysons on the board of IBS Moscow.' (Sourced from person with some firsthand knowledge- Other online published sources to follow on this thread).
The IRS Even Targeted Conservative Media By Cliff Kincaid May 20, 2013 6:50 am Of the IRS abuse cases that have recently come to light, the use of the IRS to enforce the defunct “Fairness Doctrine” on broadcasters is one of the most disturbing. “I am alarmed by reports that suggest a federal official at the IRS instituting a de facto Fairness Doctrine,” National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) President & CEO Dr. Frank Wright said in a press release. Wright was referring to long-time Christian radio host Dr. James Dobson revealing that his organization had to submit sample radio programs to the IRS, and that an IRS agent indicated that his criticism of President Obama would prevent his ministry from getting a certain form of non-profit status. A press release about the controversy was issued under the headline, “IRS Subjects Dr. James Dobson and Family Talk Action to Viewpoint Discrimination.” In other words, Dobson’s views were singled out by the IRS because they were conservative, Christian, ...
The Federal Communications Commission, the Broadcast Industry, and the Fairness Doctrine: 1981-1987: The Feder...
Since the Fairness Doctrine was abolished under Reagan- and once Fox "News" really took off in the Dubya era -- this strategy worked in polarizing the electorate to where we are now. And that strategy just took it's first big step towards obsolescence. But what did they expect?
My original letter to my Congressman was (as I recall) motivated by our government's long term sell-out to huge corporations; in this case, increasing consolidation by increasing corporate media. This is an issue about which I have considerable experience. Most of my professional life had been spent in broadcasting, having begun in small stations in small and medium markets. Eventually, I broadcast for large media firms to include ABC Radio/TV, CBS, TSN, Lin Broadcasting et al.   Typically, Congressman Culberson, a Republican, had come down on the side of huge corporations, a relaxation of the 'Fairness Doctrine' and a 'license' to huge corporations to consolidate, rescind the 'Fairness Doctrine' and, in any other way, create with what had been the publicly owned airwaves, a propaganda medium instead!   Dear Mr. Culberson,   Thank you for your response letter.   However, I must point out that your position on this issue is simply wrong and it does not represent the interests ...
Important to know via Tea Party Nation: Note: This first appeared in the PJ Tatler. The Left has long demanded the implementation of their definition of an “Open Internet” and “Internet Freedom.” Sounds great, right? Who could be opposed to that? Then again, who could be against a “Fairness Doctrine?” Or “Network Neutrality?” All represent terrible government policy. But the Left is very good at naming very bad policies. The American people – as a general rule and principle – want less government involvement in most things. The Left – wanting more in nearly all – must obfuscate their intentions. Concocting innocuous names for noxious plans is a staple. Here’s what lead Media Marxist outfit Free Press means by “Internet Freedom” – as described on their website SavetheInternet.com (get it?): Internet Freedom means Net Neutrality Net Neutrality means that Internet service providers (ISPs) may not discriminate between different kinds of online content and apps. No ISP is ...
WO BOY! Atheist attack on a mutual friend's page and, I had to leave to breath! This lady is nasty and foul! Look agnostic, atheist, I have never been confrontational with you UNLESS you start some mess on MY page, I went over there because I was called and instantly was told to "F off" when she didn't like the fact that I provided some legal lawsuits and how active atheist really are in America and they are not the "persecuted ones" as she was trying to portray! I guess she didn't like this bit of information I provided: Court cases American Atheists have won several important cases involving the separation of church and state, and currently have many ongoing lawsuits.[23] Murray v. Curlett (1963) Challenged Bible reading and prayer recitation in Maryland public schools. Murray v. United States (1964) To force the Federal Communications Commission to extend the Fairness Doctrine so that Atheists could have equal time with religion on radio and television. Murray v. Nixon (1970) Challenged weekly religiou ...
So, I know I joke around a lot but I'd like to post something serious for all my friends for awareness. To think that our government will never fall victim to tyranny is idiotic. History always repeats itself. In the past hundred years there's been 3 separate occasions. Mao in China, Stalin in Russia, and most famous Hitler in Germany where millions were killed and or enslaved for disagreeing with policies and laws set in place by the tyrant leader. I know most of my friends don't follow politics. You don't have to believe a word you're reading. Don't take my word on it either. Do the research yourself. There's several documentaries (Obama's Deception, EndGame, Zeitgeist...etc) that show light on a serious matter. Also, many websites and links. The second amendment is not only for home and self protection. It was set in place by our forefathers so we, the people, would not be over run by a corrupt government. Also, Obama is trying to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine which most people believe is an attempt ...
The "Fairness Doctrine" is not fair. Quite unfair in fact, it is the end of the First Amendment.
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The "media" should be limited to 10 words or less and must pass a State licensing system to include an accuracy test for a permit to speak "freely" and an FBI background check for each and every article/news story. If they plan on writing more than one article/news story at a time, they must be reported to a government agency similar to the BATFE. I mean, since we are attacking one right, why shouldn't their favorite Right be included while our elected officials ransack and violate the Constitution. The First will be next after the 2nd is gone. Do not doubt that speech control will follow gun control. They already try to limit Free Speech as it pertains to talk radio with the "Fairness Doctrine".
Obama's $ supporters are exempt from his fairness/fair share doctrine. Google's tax avoidance is called 'capitalism'
Fairness doctrine... for license plates?!
Fairness doctrine... for license plates!
In the wake of Michigan passing a so-called "right-to-work" law, which significantly weakens the ability of unions to bargain on behalf of workers, right-wing media pushed numerous myths about the anti-union policy.
What do the Fairness Doctrine and the Vietnam War have in common? NO ONE LIKES EITHER. “Vietnam was ruthless; […] We had a mother who was a protester […] and of course ABC said you must have someone who had been a hulk.”~22:15, Part 3
if I spoke on the radio the fairness doctrine said if you weren't given "equal" speech I didn't get any
macfarlane comments on doctrine like the expert he isn't. He blocked me when I (in fairness quite rudely) called him on it
Please remember that response the next time one of you colleagues speaks in favor of Fairness Doctrine.
Time for a New Fairness Doctrine?: It's time conservatives ask if in fact the…
Liberal 'fairness' doctrine: One for you, one for me. One for you, two for me.
Yeah, I need to see that opinion. It's not making sense - seems like a "fairness doctrine" type of issue, almost.
"Join our campaign to Save Talk Radio & oppose the Fairness Doctrine" since we all know how Jesus feels about fairness.
The headline should read *** Judge." So now we need a Fairness Doctrine for license plates? Does this...
Obama: 6. Centralisation of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the State. (Fairness Doctrine.)
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Mr taxing the rich doesn't do anything but advance your fairness doctrine.
Trying to apply the old 'Fairness Doctrine' concept..
To me, the Judge's decision sounds like the "Fairness Doctrine."
Setting the judicial precedent for the return of the Fairness Doctrine =>
this is similar to the US, where we had a "fairness doctrine" for decades until it was repealed by Reagan.
They've lost on the federal level so they're concentrating now on states like Michigan...
Why is it the same people who swear the media's liberal that are terrified Obama's bringing back the Fairness Doctrine?
If you are really interested in your relationship with God, if you are really interested in how He wants to be loved and does not want to be loved, then this teaching is for you. We take a hard look at a subject that most are too scared to consider critically, Christmas and Easter. This teaching ...
IDK. Fairness doctrine still presumes there are only two sides to an issue.
Fairness Doctrine (no longer valid) dealt with opposing viewpoints. Equal Time applies to candidates.
we had a law called the Fairness Doctrine it was done away with we need it back
no amendments of top of head, but reinstate Fairness Doctrine and make news not be able to LIE.
We need something back similar to fairness doctrine, or a law preventing lying in the media. Difficult to do today.
Human Rights??? Feminism is a movement, meaning a group working to accomplish specific goals. Those goals are social and political change -implying that one must be engaged with the government and law, as well as social practices and beliefs. And implicit to these goals is access to sufficient information to enable women to make responsible choices. Although humanism includes men (and especially those who aren't white or otherwise privileged), in reality, it is a retreat from feminism. Using humanism as a replacement for feminism is also a misuse of the term-theologically, humanism is a rejection of supernaturalism, not an embrace of equality between men and women. -B
It is r fault! We allowd to drop the Fairness Doctrine which required verifiable truth. Make r vocs herd!
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Agreed. Let's keep talking about it 'til others join us. Success = "Fairness Doctrine"
Cons shut out dissenting voices with hegemony over AM Talk. Restoring The Fairness Doctrine would permit more voice...
Bring back the "Fairness Doctrine" and Fox is dead. (Something else we have to thank Ronald Regan for - one of the ...
It's sad when a "news" organization can't get it right. What happened to the day when the media was required to research the facts before reporting on something? And what happened to corrections being required when the falsely report something?
Where do you stand on bringing back the Fairness Doctrine now? Imagine if the majority heard balanced coverage. Times change.
~ Restore The Fairness Doctrine so that we don't have to fight these insane battles every election.
why is truth no longer required on 'news' shows/fairness doctrine? In 21st CENTURY why don't stations real time truth check?
Isreal/Palestine: Doctrine and sense of fairness crucufied!
Fairness Doctrine required media to provide ad free truthful news hours &only facts or immed corrs! 21st Century liesOK?
Yep. The law bows before the general doctrine of "fairness".
That's great Nancy. It would be better yet if you could create diversity across the AM Dial by restoring The Fairness Doctrine
The bad news: CNN continues to treat basic climate science as a he-said/she-said debate. On Piers Morgan Tuesday night, CNN presented a false balance between well-established climate science and the general blather of long-debunked disinformation. The good news: The disinformer CNN ran with last nig...
Stop Media Consolidation: A group of key senators is urging the Federal Communications Commission to keep rules in place against media conglomerates owning television stations, radio stations and newspapers in the same major broadcast market. Sen. Bernie Sanders has voiced concern that increased concentration of news outlets limits the public’s access to unbiased information about important issues. The commission may vote soon to waive its own rule against cross-ownership in the nation’s top-20 markets. Continue reading here:
Replacing the controversial and disenfranchising Electoral College with a straight national popular vote sounds impossible. Or is it? Under the radar, an effort to create a national vote may be on its way to eventual success.
Part 2 of 3: Originally Aired November 11, 2012 On this segment, a man has called Dianne Linderman a racist, and hung up on her - Dianne responds. Hear about the FCCs “Fairness Doctrine” that applies to radio networks and what effect it will have on conservative talk show hosts. What does “fairness...
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Wanna make heads explode at Fox News? Then let's start a movement to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine. Or better yet, let's have a law like Canada's that makes it illegal for a news organization to knowingly mislead the public. If such a law were enforced it would put and end to the misinformation and alternative reality concocted by the 'conservative entertainment complex' as David Frum recently dubbed it. Rupert Murdoch fought a long battle in Canada to repeal the law that stops people from knowingly misleading the public in the guise of news. He lost that battle and in turn decided not to enter the Canadian market. Rupert can't do business where people demand that their journalists be honest brokers. Clearly we need such a law. Your thoughts?
Did the mainstream media possess a bias in favor of President Obama and the Democrats? Yes. For years it went largely unnoticed, mainly because of the lack of opposing viewpoints and a smaller amount of outlets. People had become accustomed to seeing a singular viewpoint on television. With the lift of the Fairness Doctrine in 1987 and the boom of Internet and cable news outlets in the late 1990s, people began to see a wider range of opinions. Or do they? While it is true that conservatives dominate talk radio, network and cable news outlets are a different story. Liberals are constantly complaining about an alleged bias in favor of conservatives coming from Fox News. But are the facts on their side? No. During the coverage of the 2012 presidential season and the GOP primaries, the coverage has undoubtedly been slanted to the left on a number of stations. MSNBC, HLN, CNN, CBS, NBC and ABC news all seem to carry a slightly more liberal tone, to say the least. The sad part is that it seems to come from thei ...
Argument FOR The Fairness Doctrine: What's wrong with insisting all stations give equal time to opposing points of view? Isn't that the American Way? My future wife, Monica Crowley ;), was on MSNBC where the very great Ron Reagan ripped her a new one every day. With the Fairness Doctrine, that show would have SURVIVED as a chance to put an opposing view against Rachel Maddow despite ratings. In fact, Monica might well have had her OWN show on MSNBC. Instead of any show with a conservative EXCEPT Joe Scarborough tanking in the ratings, making the marketplace "force" MSNBC to be left, as similarly the marketplace and its owners force Fox to be GOP. Fox "News" and Rush Limbaugh won't die if the Fairness Doctrine is reinstated: only their lies will. They will be countered with equal time with opposing alternative views, as IS THE AMERICAN WAY, and then Democracy and Free Speech will be protected with the Truth. As long as you have one segment of society crying out that they have the truth and all other views ...
When does the Fairness Doctrine kick in??? This may be a sign I watch way too much TV...but for my job and my clients I have to tape them and watch, in order to stay on top of trends, their ads etc. ...and to be able to counter some of what I see... But this year the anti-GOP pro-Obama slant is the worst I have seen yet. Since the last debate especially ...even shows like 30 Rock and Access Hollywood have taken on pro Obama rants or storylines. Just the other day Access Hollywood's Billy Bush (yes he is related) encouraged a rabid Sarah Jessica Parker to go on and on about her work for Obama and how important his reelection was to the world. It was so disgusting I wrote a hate letter to him and that show for the first time ever. At what point does the fairness doctrine kick in?? Some of these "entertainment" shows are beyond the pale... This is the kind of subliminal if not overt advocacy that undermines our message on an ongoing basis... Sometimes the bias is overt sometimes just snarky comments here ...
Installment of Numerous Reasons President Obama should not be reelected. More Obama appointments. Reason Cass Sunstein, Obama’s regulatory czar. As the head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Sunstein oversees federal regulations at other agencies. This is the man who oversees financial, health care, housing, environmental and privacy policies, to name a few. According to the Washington Post's WhoRunsGov.com, his position has become more powerful under President Obama. His theory of "libertarian paternalism," is light on libertarianism and heavy on paternalism and essentially means incentivizing the masses to do what he deems is best for them. What does this entail? A default to organ donation, First Amendment "reform" (AKA the Fairness Doctrine), celebrating taxes and giving animals rights. In 2008, Sunstein wrote an article proposing that covert government agents infiltrate activist organizations that "conspire" to undermine its good deeds. These agents would be charged with infiltra ...
Maybe the should bring on the fairness doctrine.
Shock jock Jones told to get 'factual accuracy' training
We used to have a policy enforced by the FCC called "The Fairness Doctrine" for balanced coverage, now long gone
says FCC had fairness doctrine for radio; now we need fairness algorithm to see news from different perspectives in our feeds
."Shd there be a fairness doctrine on these platforms? Should I have to see a conservative article if I've read 4 Democrats?"
How much is Soros, Obama, & paying you anyway? 15 mil just borrowed >Mourdock supports the FAIRNESS DOCTRINE
Fairness, the Obama doctrine" is a vague and ambiguous term, not easily defined. Principles are!
I think he got on KABC radio as part of that fairness doctrine ..his show stinks!
This only started when Reagan eliminated the Fairness In Media Doctrine! Why do Dems refuse to reinstate it?MSM are GOP ***
For d Church hierarchy Jesus would have asked you about "Fairness Doctrine" b/4 he wants u to talk about Abortion.
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If Obama is re-elected, you can GUARANTEE that one of the first orders of business for him is the Fairness Doctrine and shutting down conservative talk radio and tv.
topic for future podcast: top 5 political incidents that created our current mess. Fairness doctrine repeal in that list
this little "tid-bit" is an excerpt from a response that most of you may have missed earlier this week... i know a lot a people believe that the current state of the media (regardless of where you sit politically) is just a response to the onset of "net-based news" and/or a desire for "immediate information". well, your good buddy nik clears it up for you... enjoy! ...as far as the media is concerned there is no longer a home for “fair and balanced” but, if you know your history, it has nothing to do with immediacy. it's really due to a combination of things; first in 1987 with support from reagan the FCC did away with the “fairness doctrine” which had, since the 40's, demanded that news reporting dedicate time to “controversial matters of public interest” and to dedicate equal time to both sides of the issue. (oddly enough the language was only formally removed by the FCC in 2011!) then there was the overwhelming popularity a trio of shows, “a current affair”, “hard copy”, and “insi ...
Bring back the Fairness Doctrine, Journalism can then stop devolving into infotainment & climb back out of the gutter!
An idea for a special>do a report on Media Bias against the backdrop of 'Fairness Doctrine" supporters.
A follow up to that good point: if Limbaugh had fairness doctrine reapplied; high Foxnoise ratings= more Liberalism required
Liberals want the Fairness Doctrine rules implemented on talk radio by the FCC. You ever heard Conservatives ask newspapers to do the same?
same way libs came up w/ Fairness Doctrine, in effort to squash consv talk radio. Which is WAY more effective at propaganda
This from the folks who want the Fairness Doctrine reinstated. I know the Fairness Doctrine doesn't pertain so much to content as to time, but I've got to ask: Where's the "fairness" here?
Pohl asks: What's the legal basis for this argument? What's the appearance of fairness doctrine? What's the basis for this request?
Hennessey invokes "the appearance of fairness doctrine," says US reputation, standing suffers over CIA black sites, these hearings.
Re-introduce the Fairness Doctrine in a way that other parties get meaningful airtime.
Numbers of People giving free stuff is now less than those taking / getting free stuff. The problem is what do the takers of free stuff do? Currently they are spinning erroneous facts , claiming the fairness doctrine and calling racists.. Wonder why? .
I really think that the grades example hits home & makes people start reconsidering the "fairness" doctrine.
parties. I think it is a profit scam. It sux that the Fairness Doctrine went away during Reagan's admin.
Apparently next year Obama plans on implementing the Fairness Doctrine. Is life fair? No but come *** or high water Obama will demand nature and life is fair no matter the cost in jobs, moral decay and our way of life.
This community college has had Obama supporters in for the last three weeks. And our tax dollars PAY for this place. Where is the fairness doctrine now!
Here's another great thought. If Romney wins, the FCC won't be terrorizing us with threats of imposing the "Fairness Doctrine" anymore.
Things here in America would appear much rosier today if we didn't have about ten times the number of broadcasters doing nothing but spreading lies and dis-information about matters essential to Americans.
More proof positive that Canada is better than the USA. As soon as they move that country way to the south, I'm there.
Will someone please remind me why the Fairness Doctrine was so vile and evil and had to be done away with?
No the Fairness Doctrine only applied to political campaigns. (cont)
In the months preceding the Presidential debates, I sent an email to the FCC addressing the imbalance in coverage of "independent" candidates... this is the response I received this morning: "Dear Consumer: Thank you for contacting the FCC regarding the Fairness Doctrine. We are reviewing your correspondence to determine how we can best serve you. The FCC does not enforce the Fairness Doctrine. It was repealed in 1987. The Fairness Doctrine was a regulation of the Federal Communications Commission which required broadcast licensees to present controversial issues of public importance, and to present such issues in what was deemed an honest, equal and balanced manner. It has since been repealed by the FCC and aspects of it have been questioned by courts. In August 1987, the Commission abolished the doctrine by a 4-0 vote, in its Syracuse Peace Council decision. The FCC insisted that the doctrine had grown to inhibit rather than enhance debate and suggested that, due to the many media voices in the marketpl ...
It doesn't seem fair, but then again, no one ever wrote a doctrine of fairness.
Ari Armstrong tackles Obama's doctrine of "fairness" in his latest at TOS Blog:
Imagine how different our elections wld be if we had the fairness doctrine for news programs and fact checkers 2 debates!
Would love to bring back the fairness doctrine, then at least we had a chance.
Really because I see two Fascist? Vote for Jill Stein for President if you want someone to run this country for the people not the corporations!
and I don't care who does it either, Dems or Repubs...sadly...The conservatives have totally sold out to big business
How many people has Obama killed and how many has mitt killed
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On Behalf of the Secret Service and The American People: THE FAIRNESS DOCTRINE MUST BE REINSTATED ANY WAY POSSIBLE, AS SOON AS POSSIBLE Mr. President: On behalf of the Secret Service tasked with protecting your life and the life of your family, and on behalf of the American People, it is IMPERATIVE that you, vie Executive Order if necessary, REINSTATE THE FAIRNESS DOCTRINE A.S.A.P. The need for haste in this matter CANNOT BE OVERSTATED. During the turbulent decade of the 1960's, the United States, via assassination, lost THREE GREAT leaders, considered left wing, by right wing zealots. President John F. Kennedy; Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King Jr., and Democratic Presidential Candidate Robert F. Kennedy, brother of the slain President. These assassinations ocurred with the Fairness Doctrine in place, NO Rush Limbaugh, NO 24/7 Fox "News", no Nazi right wing hate radio on almost every single AM and many FM stations. BY THE NONSTOP DEMONIZING REACTION to your win in last night's debate to BOTH YOU and ...
In fairness, don't you think lots of 'regulation' Christians would be shocked if not insulted that U reject that doctrine?
Obama wants to enslave his cake and eat it too in his economic Word salad and the
A huge majority of federal lands are in the western states...using Oblamer's fairness doctrine the western states should sue the eastern states for equal amounts of land to be federal lands in the eastern states...
So yeah, Obama for all his fairness doctrine is a sexist and this is documented.
I believe hard work should be rewarded. But I also believe laziness should be rewarded as well. via
"Notably absent from Obama’s comments...is any explicit reference to any standard, such as that of individual rights"
My reply to Obama's ode to free enterprise, for
Going live on Fairness Radio right now for the next 30 minutes to talk Presidential Debate
I'll be talking about the Presidential Debate on Fairness Radio just after 11 pacific. Tune in and ask questions:
The 10 commandments for when I'm president (in no particular order): 1. Our troops defend our soil. 2. Education and science get the utmost priority. 3. Voter suppression is eliminated. 4. Dreamers have a pathway to citizenship. 5. The government is not biased towards women and women's health issues. 6. The LGBT community no longer fights for equality. 7. Compromise is no longer a weakness but a strength. 8. Our veterans get the care and job training they deserve for their service to our country. 9. We invest in America and not foreign governments. 10. The reinstatement of the fairness doctrine makes Americans the most informed people in the world, not the most entertained.
Oh my, here we go with the fairness doctrine again. I'm glad this circus is over!
Description and brief history of the Fairness Doctrine.
Do we want a "fairness" doctrine? Would sports be the same with one? I wonder if anyone would even go out for sports if they knew at the end of the game that the score would be 0 to 0 every time. If somebody were always there to "level the playing field." There's no sense being more than below average at anything if there is no winner and no loser. Just some more trickle down government. I think the same is true for business. If you can't win, why play?
Garyth Richardson "Take freedom of speech. Obama is the most hostile president to freedom of speech in recent memory. He has advocated implementing the so-called "fairness doctrine" for radio to stifle the Free Speech of his political opponents on talk radio. He has made repeated and outspoken attempts to intimidate individuals, groups and businesses including Google to bar freedom of speech as relates to criticism of Islam. He has purged the lexicon of the federal government of all terms necessary to describe jihad, Islamic radicalism and terrorism, and so made it impossible for federal employees to examine, investigate, discuss or understand the nature of the greatest national security threat facing the US. According to a report published by the Government Accountability Institute, some 20% of visitors to the Obama campaign's fund-raising site "my.barackobama.com" are foreigners, barred by US law from contributing to political campaigns. So, too, the Obama.com website was registered by Robert Roche, a U ...
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The radio shows of broadcasting giants such as Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage and many others could be drastically changed if Barack Obama wins a second term in office Obama's advisers are so adamant about silencing voices who oppose their positions that they are recommending Obama "reinstate the anti-Free Speech Fairness Doctrine. Don't allow anyone to take away any of our freedoms; it's a slippery slope.
But in 2011, the Presidential Climate Action Project report resurrected the idea. Reads the PCAP report: "National discourse today is tainted – and in some cases poisoned – by unbalanced ideological use of the public airwaves ... To improve and better inform public discourse, it is time for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine."
We need a Free Press. Breakup the Media Companies. 6 Companies should not own 90% of media no matter what side you are on. THIS is the reason we have such a divided country. & Bring back the Fairness Doctrine for full coverage and information.
Mark my words: no matter how Romney performs during this debate, the main stream media will call it a victory for Obama. If Mitt destroys him, they'll call it a close victory for Obama. That's the best he can hope for. I am watching now and they are both speaking over the heads of most Americans, so whatever the media says they will grasp onto it, rather than forming their own opinions. Why does the Left attack Fox News so much? At least Fox outright tells you where they stand. Every other programs masks their true forum and calls their commentary news. The only form of media the Right controls, talk radio, Obama tried to take away with the Fairness Doctrine, a law that would make it so that democrats would be mandated equal air time as republicans, even though this wouldn't be profitable. It's amazing that, when the Left has such formidable control of our news, that republicans can win ANY election. Educate yourselves on this; out media as it exists today is an arm of the Liberal establish. Not too far ...
It was television. The Kennedy-Nixon debate was the start, Reagan killing the Fairness Doctrine made it permanent.
The Democratic National Committee, with the approval of President Lyndon B. Johnson engaged in an effort that eventually led to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Fairness Doctrine. What would have been a major scandal had it been discovered, was revealed years later in former CBS News president F...
Lizzie Borden shared the following link and had this to say about it: Excellent article. We all need to be reminded of this: "Before 1987, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission enforced a "Fairness Doctrine," which required broadcasters to present issues in an honest manner that included contrasting viewpoints. However, after President Reagan appointed one of his campaign attorneys to run the FCC, Republic...
With the elections imminent and rivalries fiercely cresting, I was surprised and very pleased to find this on page 12 of the Republican Party’s national platform: “We oppose governmental censorship of speech through the so-called Fairness Doctrine or by government enforcement of speech codes, free ...
I guess you have all seen the cartoon that Faux News posted about Obama sitting with a Pirate. This is a great comment made by a Yahoo User regarding this article. Wish I had written it: There was a time when Fox News simply couldn't exist as it does, as a den for self-affirming and unrelenting conservatism. In 1987, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) eliminated a rule that had been in place since 1949. Called the "Fairness Doctrine," it required broadcast networks to provide their viewers with varying viewpoints on issues. Not long after, we got Fox News. According to Time, the group that most opposes bringing the Fairness Doctrine back is, unsurprisingly, conservatives. Why would they want to? If you look at it from their point of view, eliminating a requirement to provide more than one perspective is not only working for them, it's probably working better than they could have dreamed. Without that rule, they aren't blasting the co untry with right-wing propaganda; they are simply exercising th ...
"69 Obama Lies" (Countdown Mark 9-16-12: Day 51 till Election Day) Lie The "I'm listening" Deception "I will listen to you, especially when we disagree." ~ BHO "Instead of listening, Barack Obama wants to use the power of the executive branch to silence conservative opposition and deliver a damaging blow to Free Speech for all Americans. Throughout his campaign and now his presidency he has demonized, demeaned, and bullied conservative media such as Fox News, Rush Limbaugh. and Sean Hannity. "The effort to "Hush Rush" and other conservative talkers got a boost early in Obama 's term when congressional Democrats talked up a return to the Fairness Doctrine - a policy that requires broadcast to promote 'fairness' and 'balance'. Removed by Ronald Reagan in 1987, the Fairness Doctrine would silence conservatives, especially in talk radio. That effort failed but Obama is also s strong supporter of 'Net Neutrality' which would essentially create s Fairness Doctrine for the Internet. It would censor every ...
I wonder if Ronald Reagan ever envisioned Fox News, Clear Channel, and countless other lie factories when he did away with the Fairness Doctrine?
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Democrats are also trying to shut down our Pro-Life Clinics, stop talk radio with the Fairness Doctrine, shut down christian radio, they are mental
Thank the corporate media, 24 hr news cycle, Citizens United, hate radio, end of Fairness Doctrine, etc. to name just a few.
There was nothing more exhilarating than watching the DNC speeches and seeing such a broad spectrum of people in the audience. And knowing that the speakers accepted them all for exactly who they were.
Thanks Scott Belding.. A QUICK HISTORY LESSON: In 1968, while serving as a media advisor for the Nixon Administration, Roger Ailes proposed a Republican TV channel to serve as the propaganda arm of the Republican Party. The "Fairness Doctrine", which was an integral part of FCC rules since 1949, stood in the way. Ailes and his Republican allies made many attempts over the succeeding years to remove the FCC's Fairness Doctrine, and both Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush vetoed attempts to codify the Fairness Doctrine into law. In the year 2000, the FCC repealed the Fairness Doctrine shortly after the inaguration of the 2nd President Bush. This fulfilled the dream of Roger Ailes, the creator and the first and only President of Fox News Channel. Do you wonder why we have such misinformation and anomosity in American politics today. This may be one of the reasons. Fox News should replace "Fair and Balanced" with "If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes truth".
Feb 2009: Henry Waxman: bring back Fairness Doctrine under another name... and for the internet too?:
On April 2, 1987, Newt Gingrich co-sponsored the 1987 Fairness Doctrine that limits the Constitutional right of Free Speech.
Finally read all the way through the Green Party of America platform today, and discovered literally they only thing I disagree with them on is their goal of bringing back the Fairness Doctrine. It's final. Jill Stein has my vote.
We need more local broadcasting, not a return to the Fairness Doctrine, to enhance our media diet.
25 years after the demise of the Fairness Doctrine, we need new solutions | By Fred McKissack Jr.:
Is Citizens United the same as eliminating the Fairness Doctrine? In other words, the same as giving corporations more power to shape national opinion and gain political power? That, after all, is what deregulation leads to. If we are going to vote for the party of deregulation, the Republican Party, then at least we should be aware of where deregulation leads to. Though, of course, little truth will be said on the matter. Profit and power are at stake, after all. And what about democracy? Use it, the far right tells us, if it is for your benefit. Here's something I wrote (for another blog) several years ago (I think it still holds true today.) dealing with the Fairness Doctrine. When Ronald Reagan was president of the United States he put an end to the Fairness Doctrine by simply signing an Executive Order. Handing the nation’s airwaves (which are the property of the American people) over to corporate America was that simple. The rightwing’s reaction to the proposal to bring the Fairness Doctrine bac ...
Kevin Binversie notes that today is the 25th anniversary of the day Ronald Reagan killed the Fairness Doctrine. Unsurprisingly, Binversie is rather jubilant, albeit rather petty and adolescent, about it:Binversie25 Years ago today, Pres­i­dent Ronald Rea­gan ended what was com­monly known as “The Fa
Celebrating the End of the Fairness Doctrine - via
...yearns for the days when info was controlled by gatekeepers of the Big Three (w/ fairness doctrine)...
On August 4th, 1987 the Federal Communications Commission unanimously voted to repeal the fairness doctrine, its policy requiring broadcasters to air all sid...
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Like good Naxis: 'Tell the lies often enough...'America SCREAMS in the necessity of a Fairness Doctrine. Faux proves it daily.
Video: Celebrating the End of the Fairness Doctrine - Reason Online
Recalling the End of the Fairness Doctrine: Twenty-five years ago this month, the Federal Com...
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Today is the 25th Anniversary of a dark day for American Media; It was on this date in 1987 that the FCC rescinded the "Fairness Doctrine", which required that all U.S. TV and Radio Networks were to present BALANCED COVERAGE of Issues. Oh how far we've sunk into the abyss since that sad day...
25 years ago today the FCC voted to abolish the Fairness Doctrine, which required that television and radio stations present balanced coverage of controversial issues.
Some fun facts for you about today through history, Saturday August 4th the 217th day of the year. On August 4, In 1936, Jesse Owens of the US won his second of his four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics as he prevailed in the long jump over German Luz Long, who was the first to congratulate him. In 1892, Andrew and Abby Borden were axed to death in their home in Falls River, Mass. Lizzie Bordon, Andrews daughter from a previous marriage, was accused of the killing, but acquitted at trial. In 1735, a jury found John Peter Zenger of the New York Weekly not guilty of committing seditious libel against the colonial governor of New York, William Cosby. In 1790, the coast guard had its beginnings as the Revenue Cutter Service. In 1830, plans for the city of Chicago were laid out. In 1914, Britian declared was on Germany while the United States proclaimed its neutrality. In 1964, the bodies of missing civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney were found buried in an earthen *** ...
Aug 4th, 1987 - The Fairness Doctrine was rescinded by the Federal Communications Commission.
Celebrating the End of the Fairness Doctrine - but not dead.
Networks Fawn Over Obama Mock Romney -- //And it's libs pushing the FAIRNESS doctrine? Make me laugh!
the Fairness Doctrine or The First Amendment, choose only one
Video: Celebrating the End of the Fairness Doctrine - Hit & Run :
Celebrating the End of the Fairness Doctrine A bad idea that diminished Free Speech.
How real is a fairness cream makes one fair? What is fairness is all about. The media and popular magazines are flooded with advertisements about fairness products. Companies compete to sell products through tall promises and big laundry list of benefits. Time has come; the end user should think a w...
On this day in 1987, FCC banished Fairness Doctrine requiring radio/TV to present balance in coverage of controversy... That explains a lot.
25yrs of Free Speech and Free Press! Celebrating end of Fairness Doctrine
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Today in 1987 the FCC got rid of the Fairness Doctrine that required TV and radio to have balanced coverage.
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Celebrating the End of the Fairness Doctrine? investigates:
We're all about the Fairness Doctrine around here
Happy 25th Anniversary of the Death of the Fairness Doctrine.
I liked a video Celebrating the End of the Fairness Doctrine
Celebrating the End of the Fairness Doctrine: via
On this date in history in - 367 – Gratian, son of Roman Emperor Valentinian I, is named co-Augustus by his father and associated to the throne aged eight. A Rose by any other name, or in this case a Rose bud. The Romans seem to have invented nepotism. Plus in - 1327 – First War of Scottish Independence: James Douglas leads a raid into Weardale and almost kills Edward III of England. "Missed him by that much", "Would you believe." (In Don Knotts voice.) also in - 1693 – Date traditionally ascribed to Dom Perignon's invention of Champagne, although he actually did not have anything to do with sparkling wine. Actually the date is not certain as he was a bit fuzzy when he came to after trying many samples of his product. as well as in - 1902 – The Greenwich foot tunnel under the River Thames opens. and finally in - 1987 – The Federal Communications Commission rescinds the Fairness Doctrine which had required radio and television stations to present controversial issues "fairly". And Fox News is bor ...
It’s a truism that in a controversy, that one side of the issue will enjoy a strong advantage over the other side. In the case of public debate, the use of public media for propaganda will b...
Rush Limbaugh. Ed Schultz. Sean Hannity. Rachel Maddow. All these and countless others owe their careers to a decision 25 years ago today. That's when the FCC repealed the "Fairness Doctrine".
Today in History- 1892- Lizzy Borden chopped up Mom & Dad 1790- the Coast Guard Began- As the Revenue Cutter Service 1916- the USA purchased the Virgin Island's from the Denmark for $25 Million, we now that much a day as tourist! 1944- Anne Frank & her folks were "found" & Arrested, Anne died the next year 1977- President Carter established the Dept of Energy 1987- Cable News got the Green Light for Shows like Hannity, Maddow etc thanks to the FCC abolishing the "Fairness Doctrine"...which meant that folks like Fox News couldn't just be one sided, they had to have shows like "CrossFire"...
The Federal Communications Commission voted to rescind the Fairness Doctrine, which required radio and TV...
August 4, 1987 Federal Communication Commission votes 4-0 to revoke the "Fairness Doctrine" for Broadcasters. Free Speech and ruled the airwaves for the last 25 years.
Michael Savage couragously goes on the offensive in his defense of Free Speech. Savage warns Senators *** Durbin and Dianne Feinstein to immediately get off...
I am still wondering why I keep seeing the same pro-Obama commercial on some of my favorite(or, what used to be favorite) cable channels, but have yet to see a pro-Romney commercial?...is this what the left means by the "fairness" doctrine ?
I am glad to see the International Olympic Committee has decided to adopt the "fairness" doctrine in some of the events. After all the Olympics should not just be about competition. Even though the Olympic came about so the world's best athletes could compete with one another that has become an outdated concept. To be fair some events must exclude some of the better athletes in order for us to see competition from athletes that we might not otherwise see because they are not as good. Perhaps we should modify the Olympic motto "Citius, Altius, Fortius" (faster, higher, stronger) to include whatever Latin word means "or whatever".
"I, Rush Limbaugh, the poster boy of Free Speech, am being gang muzzled." The broadcaster was crying censorship (Limbaugh Letter, 10/93) over congressional efforts in 1993 to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine -- which he labeled "The Hush Rush Bil
Global Warming Alarmists recommend reinstating the "Fairness Doctrine" to silence global warming deniers such as Limbaugh, Hannity, and Levin. Don't believe me? Just view their plan through 2016...If Obama wins reelection, all bets are off, folks. It'll be Kristallnacht all over again, only for conservatives.
Bob Simpson - you, sir, are a coward. You post your opinions and demand others respect it - yet you are intolerant or anyone else who disagrees with you. How do Liberals silence those they disagree with?? They seek to silence them, or, in this case, block them. They want to silence all opposition to their agenda. If you don't believe this, research the "Fairness Doctrine." You block me? Your loss...
I was watching SyFy all afternoon(maybe for the last time), saw the same pro Obama commercial about 10 times.never did see a pro Romney.and the left complains we need the fairness doctrine ?
Obama, who apparently sees his mission as telling the churches and all of the religions in the U.S. how to operate or face closure. Now he has created, out of thin air, a new constitutional standard for religious liberty. In an interview with a New Orleans TV station, Obama said it's "not fair" for the Catholic Church to deny abortion-inducing, baby-killing drugs to its employees. Somehow this former professor of Constitutional law thinks that he can dictate a Fairness Doctrine on Catholics and any other church in America. Where did he make this up?
Good morning it is a great day to stop hate speech disguised as talk radio. bring back the Fairness Doctrine!
Please join me in voting for Randy Hekman for Senator. We need to oust Debbie Stabenow, a self-serving, anti-Constitutional liberal, a traitor to the American people and embarrassment to the citizens of Michigan. Her guilt extends to a conflict of interest concerning the "Fairness Doctrine" legislation which would personally benefit she and her husband financially. Her voting record clearly shows she is determined to undermine our Constitutionally ordained civil liberties. We have endured enough of her damage. For failing to honor her oath of office to "uphold, support, and defend the U.S. Constitution, she is guilty of treason and should be held accountable by the people she is supposed to be representing. US!!!
As a result of all of the hand-wringing over the Obamacare decision, I have been deluged with dire warnings about how it is the end of America, and how Americans are willing to be bound in service to the state, and how America as we know it is over. Hogwash. I am old enough to remember the 70s. Remember the 70s, friends? Were we freer then? I'll start: In the 70s you couldn't... Own a telephone Choose a long distance provider Own a gold coin Ship a package without using the USPS Sell or buy a microbrew Listen to talk radio (Fairness Doctrine) Watch syndicated television The federal government controlled... The price of airline tickets The price of freight The interest rate for checking accounts The price of natural gas The price of oil The commissions charged by stock brokers Anyone else remember how awesomely freer it was in the 70s?
That is "K" as in any radio station West of the Mississippi river, as opposed to "W" if you are East of the Mississippi... UT means University of Texas and this is one of the best public radio stations you will ever find. 90.5 FM in Austin KUT.org on the net.. Listen to them. The last time I listened to their news, they named both sides, conservative and progressive, and gave them both equal time, without cutting anyone off. Public information systems, like "Public Broadcasting" are held to the "Fairness Standard", meaning they must give equal time to both sides of an argument, whereas private news companies, like CNN ABC CBS FOX NBC... etc, etc... have not been held to that standard since the days of Ronald Reagan... he ABOLISHED the Fairness Doctrine. At the time, it was because such information was "stifling" business... but the effect has been a decline in the integrity of the information we receive. d**n.. this is getting long hats off to anyone that reads this. bart
"Thank you for enjoying 2 1/2 Men. To comply with the Fairness Doctrine, here is a half hour of Angela Davis."
True but the Reagan Administration, which Roger Ailes was part of, got rid of the Fairness Doctrine paving the way for Fox News.
Obama will bring the Fairness Doctrine back, and Mike Holmgren will laugh all the way to the buffet.
With all his countless unvetted Czars in place that function outside of the Constitution and do not answer to Congress, The Nat’l Defense Act allowing the government to detain American Citizens with no legal recourse if they deem them subversive, The massive progression of Executive Orders that sanction the U.N.’s One World Governance to allow its control of America, A State Dept that is selling out America with every turn, A Foreign Policy that can’t Destroy America Fast enough, A Dept of Justice that arbitrarily picks what Laws it will enforce or not, A Disreputable Media funded & controlled by progressives, A Federal Reserve answer to all problems is just print more money, Wall Street & Banks under regulatory government control, Auto Industry under control of the government, Housing totally upside down results of government program, An overzealous Dept of Energy killing jobs, EPA regulating the *** out of us & businesses, FCC’s Fairness Doctrine about to take over the air waves of Free Speech ...
They've tried and failed repeatedly to install the so-called "Fairness Doctrine" as a means of using the government to silence conservatives, now a George Soros-connected "ethics" group is taking another route to censorship.
HOLY CRAP! Mourdock supports Fairness Doctrine, not so conservative after all?
Kurt Nimmo | Having failed to reimpose the Fairness Doctrine and also throw Limbaugh off the air, Democrats now go after the Bill of Rights.
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end both wars, pull everyone out, admit they were stupid, end the bush tax cuts, enforce the buffet rules, close all corporate tax loopholes and subsidies to businesses that don't need them. Change campaign finance laws, reenact Glass-Stiegall and the Fairness Doctrine, re regulate wall street, break up mononplistic banks and other corporations, reform our trade policies, enact immediate universal single payer health care.and re elect the President. Now.
cosponsored the 1987 Fairness Doctrine (anti-1st Amendment legislation)
We don't need a "fairness doctrine" We need a state supported news media not drive by advertising.
Everything you need to know about the Fairness Doctrine in one post:
Tech at Night: Schumer's bad idea, Victory over Fairness Doctrine, Chinese attacks on our networks
'gov't may decide what content is appropriate'. FCC Commissioner Warns of Back Door to Fairness Doctrine - FoxNews.com
John Kerry’s Un-Fairness Doctrine: **Written by Doug Powers Keep in mind as you read this that John Kerry is a f...
Forget the ‘Fairness’ Doctrine – Net Neutrality is the Future of Censorship: When it comes to the Barack Obama A...
Ed Schultz and Holland Cooke on The Fairness Doctrine, the 2012 GOP Presidential Field, and more -
The Fairness Doctrine Is Dead: Long opposed by the talk-radio right as a First-Amendment violation, the policy o...
Fairness Doctrine dead at the FCC. Great news!
House Republicans ask FCC to take Fairness Doctrine off the books
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