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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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You ever heard of the Fairness Doctrine? Reagan got rid of that. Plus, journalism here self-censors themselves, just as bad.
Revocation of Fairness Doctrine by FCC in 1987 under Reagan led to Talk Radio, Fox &profiting. from news programming!
Reagan's veto of the Fairness Doctrine & Clinton's Telecomm Act These are the corpo-funded legislatures that deregulated the media
only b/c of policy/legislation: Reagan vetoed the Fairness Doctrine in 87 and Clinton signed the telecom act in 96
MT Infotainment replaced fairness doctrine; Reagan killed it
Infotainment replaced the fairness doctrine after Reagan got rid of it.
If nothing else, the Trump campaign will have Republicans seriously considering opposition to the Fairness Doctrine.
The Fairness Doctrine, the day the news died, and why we must win the fight to
.Easy They offer him incredible amounts of free air time. What happened to the fairness doctrine?
sigh. I've not heard of the Fairness Doctrine. My ignorance is... sadly wide
and you wonder why the DEMS never reinstated any form of the Fairness Doctrine..
The network media is showing us FCC needs to restore the Fairness Doctrine in political coverage.
Fairness Doctrine = Something GOP does not get - Deny Trump victory if he is in lead at Cleveland - GOP LOSES EVERYWHERE = CERTAINTY
Ultimately it's about a fairness doctrine however Sanders thesis is limited in scope & audience.
It's way past time to bring back the Fairness Doctrine. Pls google it and learn how the media field was level back in the day.
We've had a Bernie Blackout for months, along with a Trump Dump, the endless tsunami of Donald drivel. Fairness Doctrine, folks?
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look into the repeal of The Fairness Doctrine, if you haven't already.
What if we had the Fairness Doctrine today?
Looks like you need some help in understanding fairness doctrine. Liked you when you were just a simple actress.
Ma Bell. And three TV channels. With the "fairness doctrine." No thanks.
Terrible interview on - filmmaker is mad her dad turned on Democrats like her, blames Fairness Doctrine. Wants gov't control.
I'd bring back the Fairness Doctrine. Losing factbased media,we lost real democracy, voters are now systematicly misinformed
No free media. No fairness doctrine.But…
yes birthday twin. So many don't remember actual reporting and the Fairness Doctrine
Imagine if we had a fairness doctrine, like we had before President Reagan eliminated it.
Could the abolition of the Fairness Doctrine have anything to do with it? hmm
Just thought of the excuse Trump will use to push through the Fairness Doctrine. Mark my words...He'd do it.
Is this yet another media hound wishing for high ratings if he becomesPOTUS?Or are they afraid of fairness doctrine?
We need to reinstitute the Fairness Doctrine. Fox lit the fire..and now Trump is playing Fox viewers like a symphony.
That's back when there was this thing called "the fairness doctrine." Candidates had to get equal time.
Reagan, tool of John Birchers & Heritage Foundation, abolished the Fairness Doctrine to make you stupid.
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Sponsor bill reinstating Fairness Doctrine, We deserve better than news outlet provide.
MT Attack on Internet is a top down power grab. is the Fairness Doctrine. Will target conservative media.
Your postings are EXACTLY why the Fairness Doctrine should have never been abolished.
True. Falls under the same junk like "Fairness Doctrine" for radio. It's all censorship.
All that REALLY matters here is experience, and by any standard, there has never been a better prepared candidate...
We used to have the "Fairness Doctrine" which mandated that TV stations provide "equal time." Need to bring that back for Democracy.
What u think? Reinstate Fairness Doctrine to force media to tell all sides of story?
Bernie's been largely ignored for months on TV. Time to bring back the Fairness Doctrine!
No thank Reagan who ended the Fairness Doctrine because Ted Kennedy challenged JC.
yes, but look at the roots. This division isn't merely economic disparity, it's media fracturing post fairness doctrine 1/2
before the Fairness Doctrine was scrapped the media had an obligation to be fair
we can think Reagan and the FCC for eliminating the Fairness Doctrine in 87
Hey Puppy, do dates confuse you?. Reagan killed Fairness Doctrine as President in the 80's. LONG before Bill
Are you New to America? Reagan killed the Fairness Doctrine. Bush killed it's return.
Well, here's one thing T gets right. Thanks for reminding us why we should bring back the fairness doctrine.
- I'm certain appreciates the FREE campaign air-time today. 2-3hrs..Shame Reagan killed the "Fairness Doctrine".
Broadcast TV vs Trump perfect example of need for Fairness Doctrine -- publicly owned airwaves should not be pwned by a single candidate.
Re-institute the Doctrine and Require Strict Adherence to Fairness and Accuracy in the Media
look up the Fairness Doctrine. See: CBS ceo say Trump is good for ratings. See: Rs blaming media for all problems.
Yeah. I know. But how about getting the FCC to restore the Fairness Doctrine? End neg ads and media profits.
Since revocation of fairness doctrine by FCC by. Reagan/1987 journalism's downhill. News was loss leader.Now news needs 2 make $!
but they don't. Time to start talking about bringing back the "Fairness Doctrine"
Remember how long Republicans spent freaking out about Obama bringing back the Fairness Doctrine
The demise of the "Fairness Doctrine" under Reagan opened the door to them The nation suffers.
Investigative Reporting has been dead since Reagan signed the Death of the "Fairness Doctrine"
Repealing the Fairness Doctrine, lowering taxes on the top earners, deregulating EVERYTHING are just a few of Reagan's lasting legacy.
Reagan got his FCC Chairman to dissolve the Fairness Doctrine. I'm going to petition Sanders to have it restored.
Let's face it. We do look crazy and thanks to the loss of the fairness doctrine? No reasonable voices will be heard.
"The problem with ineffective assistance of counsel doctrine is that it favors "finality" over fairness, accuracy."
also why Fairness Doctrine was important (Reagan nixed it) citizens armed with facts, not propaganda~
Conservatives encourage more debate *** they created talk radio. Liberals seek to eliminate debate see Fairness Doctrine.
Per fairness doctrine, the top tier provision would've been unenforceable had CVC pursued it.
building on it includes Single Payer, Glass Steagall, +Fairness Doctrine. Unions. Higher marginal rate for 1%. FDR for C21!
When the fairness doctrine was abolished and the haters the airwaves
Too bad the 'Fairness Doctrine' was dropped. Imagine every other candidate suing Fox for equal time.
. Save the money and just vote the Fairness Doctrine?
We need to bring back the Fairness Doctrine which Pres Reagan killed in 1986.
Pay attention to who buys media. bought Pay attention to who owns everything like Al Jazeera. No Fairness Doctrine!
reminder - didn't say I agree or not with fairness doctrine
Reinstate the Fairness Doctrine b4 you leave office, Thank you!
So much for restoring the Fairness Doctrine in the U.S.
which brings me to -> Fairness Doctrine. I recorded an interesting show - Jim Bohannon. However.. one show that aired when he was on late
Do we have the demise of the fairness doctrine for the normalization of this toxicity? What a net negative for everyone that is
Things that ended the middle class in America:. 1. Repeal of Glass-Steagall. 2. Repeal of the Fairness Doctrine. 3. Tax bracket cuts. 4. Wars
gave us by getting FCC to repeal the Fairness Doctrine
"it will only happen if we fix out politics" Reinstate the fairness doctrine, bring back rationale civil discourse on the air waves.
"Everyone who works hard should get a fair shot" Fairness doctrine??
If you never knew there was a Fairness Doctrine you couldn't possibly understand the dystopia of &
has ever talked abt restoring the Fairness Doctrine?
Old- but worth. read Ronald Reagan gave us Fox News by getting FCC to repeal the Fairness Doctrine via
Compliments of Reagan & Bill Clinton fairness doctrine and telecoms act of 96 created this monster
You think the Dems would like to see a Fairness Doctrine applied to PBS especially when publicly funded? Not fair and balanced.
Fairness Doctrine can neutralize puppet master He works for Roger Ailes who works for the Kochs. Reinstate it
We must break up the corporate stranglehold on the press. Fairness doctrine?
The 1st Official Act of Ronald Reagan was to end the Fairness Doctrine paving the way for 98% White Conservative MSM.
Government is good. Education was underfunded 1st. Then they got rid of the fairness doctrine in media and made our own government the enemy
I partly blame Reagan for abolishing "The Fairness Doctrine"
No he doesn't, and neither does anyone else, take your goofy fairness doctrine and gtfo!
Fairness doctrine...eliminated in 1987 under Ronny Ray Gun...
More important was repeal of the Fairness Doctrine. Clinton's action was final nail.
Thanks to Citizens United and no fairness doctrine.
Family Values as a topic of freshness ranks right up there with the Fairness Doctrine.
Reagan's removal of Fairness Doctrine created media like Fox which has helped to create low intelligence Trump supporters.
The long game includes the Southern Strategy, and the end of the Fairness Doctrine.
Why isn't everyone demanding Returning to the Fairness Doctrine. Do they not know what. or how important it is?
The greatest thing can do 4 the American public reinstate the fairness doctrine get some balance back in media
Actually, the Fairness Doctrine applied to radio as well.
Conservative talk radio began before the end of the Fairness Doctrine, which never applied to it anyway.
Actually, the rise of extremist RW media directly correlates to elimination of Fairness Doctrine.
Whenever someone complains about the Fairness Doctrine, you know they're outta gas :)
Evidence indicates the rise of RW media is a direct result of Reagan's elimination of the FCC's Fairness Doctrine.
In the past, the Fairness doctrine kept news orgs somewhat honest. They had to air opposing viewpoints upon request. Allowed people info.
The most important problem facing America is the missing Fairness Doctrine. People can listen to fiction all day long without rebuttal.
& the real issues R rescind Bill's NAFTA, re-institute Glass-Steagall&the fairness doctrine.
UR lack of resolve and PC starts to make U suspect or the question arises about whether the Fairness Doctrine was ever dropped
But u dnt understand, LIBERAL FAIRNESS DOCTRINE is ONLY levelling playing field as US is real WORLD TERRORIST,
. worse, they are being LIED to. MSM exists to SELL things...misinformation SELLS. reboot the FAIRNESS DOCTRINE
. Elimination of the fairness doctrine. Media consolidation . Fox "News. 24/7 Propaganda =. An uninformed public with misplaced blame
If Reagan didn't repeal the Fairness Doctrine in 1987, this CNN panel tonight wouldn't be allowed to spew lies and hatred.
Fascism started when Reagan lifted the Fairness Doctrine, Fox was granted a broadcast license & CU was enacted.
(2/2) Also, Conservative Talk Radio flourished only after constraints of the Fairness Doctrine were abolished by Pres Reagan.
Reagan's FCC killed the Fairness Doctrine that gave birth to RW hate radio & Faux that dumbed down RWers.
Joe, you can't help being rational in spite of yourself. BTW Reagan killed Fairness Doctrine.
One of the most sickening displays I have seen on tv since Reagan repealed the Fairness Doctrine.
Started earlier than that, when Reagan effectively killed the Fairness Doctrine. via redd…
. No Ted, we don't trust RW media and corp media b/c. your hero Ronald Reagan dismantled the FCC & Fairness Doctrine.
After Reagan forced FCC to eliminate the Fairness Doctrine news on TV descended to what it is today.
Reagan abolished truth requirement for American media. I believe it was called Fairness Doctrine. Clinton deregulated media.
will bring back the Fairness Doctrine. It was repealed in 1985 by Reagan.
Reagan killed the Fairness Doctrine. "It was called The Fairness Doctrine by our US Congress. During the Reagan...
they would be appalled, Reagan nixed Fairness Doctrine which guaranteed facts, not opinions~
All of what I said was true ☺ Idea 4 Fox propaganda news did start w Nixon. Ailes was limited by Fairness Doctrine at time.
bring back the Fairness Doctrine, reagan repealed this bill in 1985.
Gee, maybe we should bring back the "Fairness Doctrine" that Regan overturned.
I ceased worrying about them long ago along abandoning expectations of corp-owned media who killed the Fairness Doctrine.
what about putting back the fairness doctrine? We need to get a handle on the costs to run for office, this will solve it now!
The entire time I was at the gym ALL CNN TALKED about was Can we please get the Fairness Doctrine back? What a disservice
there was a truth in news law, Saint Reagan dismantled it in 1987. It was called the Fairness Doctrine.
what we need is the fairness doctrine back and Stop this political Stockholm syndrome
What’s Unfair About the Fairness Doctrine? Conservatives can't win fair airing of ideas so they silence the liberals http:/…
We did it in the past, with Fairness Doctrine. And then Reagan dismantled it. . We need a New Fairness Doctrine.
The GOP has made opposition to The Fairness Doctrine a key belief. . They may rethink that stand if Trump is the only GOPper getting airtime.
2 words to stop it: Fairness Doctrine.
Conservatives struck down Fairness Doctrine in early 1987. This is what led to Downey, Limbaugh, Fox, and all that followed.
Fairness Doctrine struck down in 1987. This led to Downey & all that followed.
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The problem is The Donald is obscuring everybody else--nobody's hearing their messages. I miss the Fairness Doctrine.
Can we please please get these *** off the air! It's time to demand the Fairness Doctrine be re-instated!
Reagan got rid Fairness Doctrine, opened conduit to propaganda .
Who owns the media platforms? Why was the Fairness Doctrine killed? Who is Doremus Jessup?
Fox News is nothing but propaganda 24/7! Bring back the Fairness Doctrine! Honesty in News is vital to Democracy!
More Reagan toxicity. Reinstating the FCC's Fairness Doctrine is something President Sanders should address.
Corrupt Reagan's FCC killed the Fairness Doctrine leading to RW hate radio & Fox polluting our airwaves.
😎 I also worked with a group that employed the fairness-doctrine, always.
Implore Congress to Strengthen the Communications Act by Reinstating an Improved Fairness Doctrine
Ever notice how so much legislation is named for the opposite of its true intention ... Fairness Doctrine, Patriot Act, Net Neutrality, AHCA
Well, there's the whole pundit-industrial complex that stirs up scares about the Fairness Doctrine—but I take yr pt re: 10th.
His killing of the Fairness Doctrine gave rise to Hate Radio and Fox, otherwise their influence would be negligible
The killing of the Fairness Doctrine destroyed journalism in America and ruined our country's decent dialogue
Reagan's FCC killed the Fairness Doctrine opening the door for hate radio & Fox to pollute our nation's airwaves. http:/…
That was actually when MOST of our trouble started. . BRING BACK THE FAIRNESS DOCTRINE NOW!!!
We could talk about the Fairness Doctrine, but in reality shaping public opinion is big money. Bernie's reforms can help.
Hmmm. Pre-net was before repeal of fairness doctrine. I suspect more info than you think may have been broadcast. Optimist
Profanity? I'm talking about freedom of speech. Fairness doctrine.
Everything you need to know about the Fairness Doctrine in one post
No, the Fairness Doctrine has been gone for a long time now.
The removal of the Fairness Doctrine by Reagan was the beginning of the destruction. We have no truth in media laws period.
And, Reagan got rid of the Fairness Doctrine back in the 80's. TV stations haven't given equal time since 85...
For 30 some odd years the misinformation train has pumped out it's bile. Reagan did away with the Fairness Doctrine making
Is proof that we need to re-exam the "Fairness Doctrine." Pres. Reagan started destruction of this Country when veto'ed.
That, and Reagan's repeal of the Fairness Doctrine. "News" is no longer required to be truthful in the United States.
Last fact for tonite: Ronald Reagan's FCC repealed the "Fairness Doctrine" in 1987. The Rush Limbaugh show premiered on August 1, 1988.
"President Obama is 100% correct. Reagan repealed the Fairness Doctrine which deregulated everything to give the...
.. Limbaugh started his lying when. Reagan ordered FCC. 2stop enforcing Fairness Doctrine. Lies on lies stacked for 28 yrs.
Bring back fairness doctrine please?. Is New York a bastion of right wing wackos like morning joe?
U also "search out" on cable now that we have 100s of channels. Fairness doctrine from old time
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Shld fairness doctrine apply to the Internet?
The corp owned media blitz in defense of GOP seditous acts wd fan flames; until we re-enact FCC Fairness Doctrine
In fairness, Tom Cotton is a worthy heir to Michele Bachmann.
.tjinlv: REINSTATE THE FAIRNESS DOCTRINE! "Fair and balanced," could be invalid.…
no surprise Fox and radio repeat the same lies. We desperately need the Fairness Doctrine and something like Canada's Radio Act
the fairness doctrine is real Regan killed it
And when and/or Fairness Doctrine kicks in the efforts to silence oppositional speech is likely coming.
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The supreme court shot down the kind of power you want used under the "Fairness Doctrine" in 1969. I was around then. Were you?
Anyone have an opinion on whether the Fairness Doctrine should be reinstated or not?
the US broadcast news probably would be less bad with the fairness doctrine
We need to bring back the Fairness Doctrine on all outlets for news…it would completely kill Fox News…but would that be so bad a thing?
Have you thought about doing a investigative piece on the fairness doctrine? I would love to help with it...
Ronald Reagan killed the Fairness Doctrine. That's what happened to press.Need2Resinstate
Since Ronald Reagan allowed the Fairness Doctrine to die, our news media has favored sensationalism over...   10% Off
welcome to the reality that all mainstream media is bias as *** ever since the Fairness Doctrine was destroyed in 1987
I can't imagine the fairness doctrine on YouTube. It'd probably be for every stupid video there must be an intelligent one.
I see anti-complain that there aren’t enough opposing views on YouTube and needs more balance and I think “fairness doctrine."
The fairness doctrine was to see to it that radio stations had to by law have equal leftist and right wing talk shows.
The left got mad that conservatives dominated talk radio and came up with the “Fairness Doctrine" to level things out.
The liberal fairness doctrine has infected all aspects of society.
Bring back the Fairness Doctrine. End the media bonanza on phoney negative advertising.
Why does Dem Senator Debbie Stabenow want to pass a "fairness doctrine "?
And it was made more impossible by the destruction of the fairness doctrine in the 80s.
Well, his dereg of FCC Fairness Doctrine Advocacy puts him in that group of manipulators its not news corp interest
Don't be fooled this was not botched this was intentional. They are practicing the fairness doctrine at our expense.
Do you think we will ever have the Fairness Doctrine re-instated to curb this irresponsible journalism?
We need to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine that Ronald Reagan did away with and start having TRUTH in our News again.
You fight it by enforcing the FCC's Fairness Doctrine and not allowing Fox News to make stuff up.
Why is that *** still on the air? Bring back the Fairness Doctrine where news stations are responsible for content.
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Legitimate TV news died with Cronkite and the Fairness Doctrine.
I agree! FCC should reinstate fairness doctrine too
Quick note Rush Limbaugh didn’t start his hate show calling it entertainment until the fairness doctrine was removed.
do you even know what the fairness doctrine was? Do you even know what it is meant to do?
Fairness Doctrine: FCC that required broadcasters to present controversial issues honestly, equitably & balanced.Killed in '87
The Fairness Doctrine via The FCC abolished this in 1987, while Reagan was President and airwaves are biased.
True. But, it was the people's airwaves, until Newt & Reagan got rid of the "Fairness Doctrine" which then led to
Failure to reinstate Fairness Doctrine by executive order is
Personal fav: Do we need Gov to mandate some kind of fairness doctrine to make sure CBC does objective research
TRUE, if you get all your info from TV and 95% of what they say is bad U have neg. view. REINSTATE FAIRNESS DOCTRINE!
Ever heard of the Fairness Doctrine? Reagan's FCC got rid of it in the mid 80s. That started all the negative BS advertising.
they were the one-two punch in dismantling the Fairness Doctrine, allowing for bought media.
.Many of us have studied LImbaughs Excellence IN Brainwashing network since Reagan killed the Fairness Doctrine.
Pretty wrongheaded thinking. Bring back the Fairness Doctrine.
I miss the Fairness Doctrine. At least then there was slightly better coverage!
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Well that too, but that's becoming harder and harder ever since the end of the Fairness Doctrine and intro of Citizens United.
Let's reinstate the fairness doctrine and get vicious lies off the air. and Fox News
have you heard of the fairness doctrine? Our current Secretary of state pushed for it.
All thanks to Reagan signing away the Fairness in Reporting Doctrine.
and the pundits will be there pushing their story & picking up their paycheck. We need the FAIRNESS DOCTRINE re-instated.
so America can RE-INSTATE THE FAIRNESS DOCTRINE and clean up the political lies in our airwaves and Media.
Guess who repealed and killed off the Fairness Doctrine in 1987? Ronald Reagan. That's why we have Fox News & RW talk radi…
Kentucky Basketball and the Fairness Doctrine - A Sea of Blue
the GOP don't do FACTS or TRUTH..RT TY Gop GOD Reagan for removing the Fairness Doctrine
Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) proposes control of talk radio. Considers calling it the "Fairness Doctrine" or...
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 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)
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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!!
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!
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 (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 ...
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