View Poll Results: Bring back the fairness doctrine?

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Thread: Should we bring back the fairness doctrine?

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    Re: Should we bring back the fairness doctrine?

    Quote Originally Posted by snodog View Post
    One thing I can never understand is why are the same people who complain about liberal bias in the media against the fairness doctrine?
    it is designed to attack talk radio, not the biased MSM news reporters who slant the news.



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    Re: Should we bring back the fairness doctrine?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Screw the fairness doctrine what I would like to see is more localized ownership of media.
    Careful there! The Progressives are trying to reintroduce the "fairness" doctrine by calling it "Localization and Diversity"
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    Re: Should we bring back the fairness doctrine?

    The fairness doctrine is absurd. Even ignoring its blatant first amendment violations or that it specifically goes after talk radio, it implicitly forces the two party system onto the media.

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    Re: Should we bring back the fairness doctrine?

    Quote Originally Posted by snodog View Post
    One thing I can never understand is why are the same people who complain about liberal bias in the media against the fairness doctrine?
    Because it wouldn't be used fairly.

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    Re: Should we bring back the fairness doctrine?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    The fairness doctrine addresses the fact that the airwaves are limited by very nature due to the fact that there are only so many bands upon which to broadcast and therefore the licenses for using the airwaves are restricted. Rather than restrict the first amendment as you are claiming, the fairness doctrine addresses the issue of monopolies and how THEY restrict free speech.

    The fairness doctrine was removed by Reagan to LIMIT the expression of free speech rather than enabling it by ensuring that those who benefited from his trickle down voodoo would have greater access to influencing public opinion.
    Let's be very honest. We're talking about AM radio here. How many AM radio stations were there when Reagan limited free speech, and how many are there now? Furthermore, is there any radio market in the US where even half of either FM or AM radio bands are broadcasting anything at all? If you want to broadcast your views on the radio, I'm quite certain you can start up a radio station and go to town any time you like.

    So, what you are proposing is limiting the free speech of others simply because you don't have the ability to convince sponsors to air your views and you don't have the initiative to start a radio station yourself. Sorry, but that sounds like a personal problem. You can always put your views out on here. Or are we limiting your free speech here as well?

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