Quote Originally Posted by swing_voter View Post
The fairness doctrine of the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC), introduced in 1949, was a policy that required the holders of broadcast licenses both to present controversial issues of public importance and to do so in a manner that was—in the FCC's view—honest, equitable, and balanced.

The broadcast news stations, NBC, CBS, and ABC nightly shows all fall under the "fairness doctrine". Maybe it's time to extend the "fairness doctrine" to cable channels too.
Well, the Fairness Doctrine was done away with under the Reagan administration. The FCC was pretty well defanged during those years. And it it local stations, not the networks who are licensed by the FCC.