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    A new Fairness Doctrine

    I have a proposal to force both the liberal and the conservative media bubbles to allow conflicting viewpoints in. We tell Congress to tell the FCC to tell MSNBC and FOX to co produce a 1/2 hour evening news segment that airs during prime time. They have to air the exact same segment, and if either of them vetos than both of them have to play a half our of dead air during prime time.

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    Re: A new Fairness Doctrine

    Quote Originally Posted by Digger View Post
    I have a proposal to force both the liberal and the conservative media bubbles to allow conflicting viewpoints in. We tell Congress to tell the FCC to tell MSNBC and FOX to co produce a 1/2 hour evening news segment that airs during prime time. They have to air the exact same segment, and if either of them vetos than both of them have to play a half our of dead air during prime time.
    Why would this be a good thing, Digger?
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    Re: A new Fairness Doctrine

    Quote Originally Posted by Digger View Post
    I have a proposal to force both the liberal and the conservative media bubbles to allow conflicting viewpoints in. We tell Congress to tell the FCC to tell MSNBC and FOX to co produce a 1/2 hour evening news segment that airs during prime time. They have to air the exact same segment, and if either of them vetos than both of them have to play a half our of dead air during prime time.
    If there were the ONLY TWO outlets that had fairness problems that would be fine. Unfortunately the problem is far more widespread.
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    Re: A new Fairness Doctrine

    Quote Originally Posted by Bullseye View Post
    If there were the ONLY TWO outlets that had fairness problems that would be fine. Unfortunately the problem is far more widespread.
    But it's a start?

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    Re: A new Fairness Doctrine

    This is not a terrible idea on the surface, however you end up giving equal time to conspiracy theorists with actual experts

    One.doctor telling you smoking kills you, and a lobbyist telling you that smoke cleanses your lungs, both with equal time...

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    Re: A new Fairness Doctrine

    It would be better if we just made it illegal to misrepresent the truth, and fine every channel for false information.

    Fox would spend more than they have on covering up sexual abuse charges...

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    Re: A new Fairness Doctrine

    Quote Originally Posted by Digger View Post
    I have a proposal to force both the liberal and the conservative media bubbles to allow conflicting viewpoints in. We tell Congress to tell the FCC to tell MSNBC and FOX to co produce a 1/2 hour evening news segment that airs during prime time. They have to air the exact same segment, and if either of them vetos than both of them have to play a half our of dead air during prime time.
    Let the press keep its freedom. Fox News is getting its message out and so are other outlets. In Russia and other socialist countries there is no freedom of the press, but the government controlled press publishes what the government wants its subjected citizens to hear.

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    Re: A new Fairness Doctrine

    Quote Originally Posted by marke View Post
    Let the press keep its freedom. Fox News is getting its message out and so are other outlets. In Russia and other socialist countries there is no freedom of the press, but the government controlled press publishes what the government wants its subjected citizens to hear.
    Your ignorance is astounding, you believe that Russia is socialist?!?

    It's as socialist as Hitler's party.

    I really don't know why I bother responding to someone soooo far out of reality...

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    Re: A new Fairness Doctrine

    Quote Originally Posted by Digger View Post
    But it's a start?
    It would only be something to consider if it applied to every network, and even then I would have to vote no. Our free press must remain free.

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    Re: A new Fairness Doctrine

    Quote Originally Posted by Felis Leo View Post
    Why would this be a good thing, Digger?
    Everyone agrees one of the biggest problems we've gotten too polarized. Nobody listens to each other anymore. So we can't come together and compromise when we need to, which is all the time because like it or not we live in the same country and we're going to have to learn how to get along. This is a way to force some people listen to what the other side has to say.

    Washington is kind of designed to seize up and maintain the status quo unless there's a sustained long term consensus to change it. But we've had a gradual and now severe expansion of executive powers. We have an erosion of the filibuster in the Senate. We've had a constitutional crisis over the Supreme Court, and an erosion of the impartiality of the federal courts.

    If you're a Republican, you might be feeling like you're living your dream right now. But remember, half of the country hates you, and the pendulum will swing back eventually, and you're going to be sorry. You know that politicians can't be trusted, so we need to have restraints put on the most powerful man in the world. In the end the only restraint on tyranny is a vibrant civil society filled with educated, informed people. This is one step in that direction.

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