Fairness Doctrine

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    In your opinion why are Democrats only pushing for the Fairness Doctrine to be reinstituted for radio braodcasts and not television?
     
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    Who is pushing for it at all? Last I heard it was a dead horse, and thankfully so. So now one must wonder why you're still beating it? :eusa_think:
     
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    The best solution is not a fairness doctine, it's limiting the number of media outlets any single corporation can own.
     
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    Already supposed to be the law. Perhaps we should actually enforce laws we ALREADY have rather then printing up more we are just going to ignore?
     
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    That law was dismantled, RSG.

    That is how seven or eight corporations ended up owning 90% of all TV, radio and newspaper outlets in this nation in the last couple decades.
     
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    Clear Channel baby!!

    But it is for our own good afterall. :lol:
     
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    Seem like a fascist-style doctrine to me.
     
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    Given the finite resource of our radio band, I disagree.

    Besides, this is the age of the net. There are an infinite amount of web based radio stations that could be pumped into cars that are set up to receive network signals. Why cry about the fairness doctrine, which as has been brought up, is why we see a consolidation of news media for the worse of the public, when we could start using our tech in new and exciting ways? I can think of a 1001 reason, from safety to informational, to treat wide area braodband like the new CB radio.
     
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    radio/broadcast frequency to the public for free on gvt airwaves are limited to those that get the gvt contract/lease for such....all other media is paid for by the consumer, be it satelite radio, or cable, or satelite tv, or the internet....

    many do not pay for these other medias nor can afford to pay for such....the public airwaves are the only place they can get the full information on critical issues....on such, issues of importance to the public....should have vetting of all aspects of these issues on OUR airwaves....imho.

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