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The Fairness Doctrine

Bring Back the Fairness Doctrine: I'd Rather Have Debate Than Ranting-and-Raving Journalism

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 04.15.2014 | Media
Nancy Graham Holm

When it comes to influencing public opinion, broadcasting has been the single most powerful force in American society since the turn of the 20th century, but especially since 1987. That's the year American society lost accountability for one-sided opinions spread over the airwaves.

The Invisible People Living in South Dakota

Tim Giago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tim Giago

South Dakota Public Radio is apparently under the impression that there are no Native American journalists with the intelligence or reporting skills to grace this program with their presence.

Senate Backs Amendment To Outlaw 'Fairness Doctrine'

Fox News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Senate approved an amendment Thursday that would outlaw the so-called "Fairness Doctrine," an off-the-books policy that once required broadcasters...

Obama Opposes 'Fairness Doctrine' Revival

Fox News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama opposes any move to bring back the so-called Fairness Doctrine, a spokesman told Wednesday....

Jason Linkins

Fairness Doctrine Ghosts Revived In George Will Column | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Will is apparently among the paranoid-schizophrenics who have come to believe that the Fairness Doctrine is poised to make some sort of comeback.

Life Isn't Fair but Media Should Be

Sherman Yellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sherman Yellen

It's time for the Democrats to take a long and hard look at that old Fairness Doctrine, revise it and restore it for our times.

Issues You Won't Hear on Cable News

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

A new low point in cable news occurred this week with the focus on Sarah Palin's family issues. Even after Barack Obama correctly and firmly said tha...

Study: 47% Of Americans Support Fairness Doctrine For Radio, TV — But Not For Internet

Rasmussen Reports | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Nearly half of Americans (47%) believe the government should require all radio and television stations to offer equal amounts of conservative and libe...

Fairness Doctrine Could Apply To The Web, FCC Commissioner Warns

Business & Media Institute | Jeff Poor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

There's a huge concern among conservative talk radio hosts that reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine would all-but destroy the industry due to equal...

Fairness Doctrine? No!

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

My "Barack and Rush" blog created a relative storm of comments and disagreements on the issue of reinstating the Fairness Doctrine. In that blog I wr...

Barack and Rush

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

Barack was right to dismiss the Fairness Doctrine issue: it might have been a good idea when it was first imposed in 1949, but it became outmoded and cumberson, in addition to being unconstitutional.

Is the Tyranny of Right-Wing Radio Coming to an End?

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rory O'Connor

Conservative fears of an impending Democratic attack on right-wing talk radio continue to escalate, despite ample evidence that such an assault is unlikely to occur.

I'm Mad as Hell and I'm Not Going to Take It Any More

Norman Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Norman Horowitz

Certainly I do not want the government defining "fairness". What could be more frightening then the government trying to impose their definition of "fairness" on America's radio stations?

The Power and Responsibility of our Nation's Broadcasters

Tim Robbins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim Robbins

Broadcasters have the power to turn this nation away from the hatred and the divisive dialogue that has rendered such a corrosive effect on our body politic.