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Thread: Fairness Doctrine-What Say You??

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    Re: Fairness Doctrine-What Say You??

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    If it was tax payer radio station then yes it should present both sides of issues.
    Which begs the question, aside from emergency and civil defense announcements, why would there be a taxpayer radio station? What business does the government have in running a non-emergency and civil defense announcements radio station?
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    Re: Fairness Doctrine-What Say You??

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Which begs the question, aside from emergency and civil defense announcements, why would there be a taxpayer radio station? What business does the government have in running a non-emergency and civil defense announcements radio station?
    I assumed that since the government has PBS for television then there might be a radio counterpart. The government should be running neither,but if it is then it should present different sides to all issues. These are not private entities and therefore should not be only presenting only one side to any issue.
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    Re: Fairness Doctrine-What Say You??

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassman View Post
    Folks, we have all heard the desire to reinstate the so-called "Fairness" Doctrine, supposedly to give equal time to opposing sides of an issue. My take on it is simple! It is just a way for Liberals to monopolize all of the media, like they once did before President Reagan repealed it.
    Just out of curiosity, how does the fairness doctrine favor the left? The media is quite biased towards the left, so wouldn't the fairness doctrine result in a general rightward shift of media?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I assumed that since the government has PBS for television then there might be a radio counterpart. The government should be running neither,but if it is then it should present different sides to all issues. These are not private entities and therefore should not be only presenting only one side to any issue.
    Absolutely not, any argument should be judged on its own merit. I don't expect a PBS documentary about the the earth to include a segment humoring the Flat Earth Society, and I wouldn't want them to

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    Re: Fairness Doctrine-What Say You??

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    Just out of curiosity, how does the fairness doctrine favor the left? The media is quite biased towards the left, so wouldn't the fairness doctrine result in a general rightward shift of media?
    It's quite simple, actually. For decades until 1987, There had been a Liberal stranglehold on the media because at the time, station managers did not want the headaches and financial cost associated with the lawsuits and fines resulting from people/groups upset that they didn't get their "equal time". After the repeal, more news outlets, talk radio, and the internet offer more sources than just the big three broadcast and print media.


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    Re: Fairness Doctrine-What Say You??

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassman View Post
    It's quite simple, actually. For decades until 1987, There had been a Liberal stranglehold on the media because at the time, station managers did not want the headaches and financial cost associated with the lawsuits and fines resulting from people/groups upset that they didn't get their "equal time". After the repeal, more news outlets, talk radio, and the internet offer more sources than just the big three broadcast and print media.
    I'm still not entirely sure I understand. It seems from your post that the effect of the doctrine was reduced competition, which increased the importance of the major (and left leaning) outlets. Is this correct?

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    Re: Fairness Doctrine-What Say You??

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    I'm still not entirely sure I understand. It seems from your post that the effect of the doctrine was reduced competition, which increased the importance of the major (and left leaning) outlets. Is this correct?
    That was the whole idea behind the "fairness" doctrine. To stifle any competition (re. Conservative points of view).


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    Re: Fairness Doctrine-What Say You??

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    Absolutely not, any argument should be judged on its own merit. I don't expect a PBS documentary about the the earth to include a segment humoring the Flat Earth Society, and I wouldn't want them to
    IS there such a thing as a flat earth society or is this just something atheist use to smear religious people?
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Fairness Doctrine-What Say You??

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    IS there such a thing as a flat earth society or is this just something atheist use to smear religious people?
    It is most certainly real, and I don't think it has anything to do with religion. Browse their forums here. The FAQ is one hell of a read.

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    Re: Fairness Doctrine-What Say You??

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    It is most certainly real, and I don't think it has anything to do with religion. Browse their forums here. The FAQ is one hell of a read.
    I think these people are pulling someone's leg.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Fairness Doctrine-What Say You??

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I think these people are pulling someone's leg.
    There's certainly a good deal of trolling that goes on there, but unfortunately FES is an illustration of Poe's Law. If it is all a joke the forum is one of the most time consuming and committed instances of trolling I've ever seen

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