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    Should we bring back the fairness doctrine?

    One thing I can never understand is why are the same people who complain about liberal bias in the media against 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?
    Complaining about bias is not the same as the government being used to silence or in this case promote an agenda. In reality that is all the fairness doctrine is.

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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 the fairness doctrine only applied to the media on the radio, not the television. Plus it is unconstitutional to force speech is the main reason conservatives oppose it.
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    Re: Should we bring back the fairness doctrine?

    Because it's against freedom of speech and freedom of the press. We hate the liberal bias, but we respect their right to free speech enough to allow them to be biased.
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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?
    I would rather have highly biased news than state controlled news.
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    Re: Should we bring back the fairness doctrine?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Because the fairness doctrine only applied to the media on the radio, not the television.
    Oh I did not know that. Would you be for it if it applied to all media equally? I would agree it is hardly fair if only applied to radio.
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    Re: Should we bring back the fairness doctrine?

    Quote Originally Posted by snodog View Post
    Oh I did not know that. Would you be for it if it applied to all media equally?
    I am going to jump in here and say no. We don't need the government dictating what we can or cannot watch or listen too. That is what the remote/dial is for. As adults we can choose to watch/listen etc to what we want when we want, period.

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    Re: Should we bring back the fairness doctrine?

    Quote Originally Posted by snodog View Post
    Oh I did not know that. Would you be for it if it applied to all media equally?
    No. It's anti-free speech.
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    Re: Should we bring back the fairness doctrine?

    Screw the fairness doctrine. I don't care if it's used against Keith Olbermann or Sean Hannity, it's about as opposite of "American" as you can get.

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    Re: Should we bring back the fairness doctrine?

    I will not allow labels to be pinned on me(other than opinionated old fool....lol...) and I do not know what this "fairness" thing is.

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