No Fairness Doctrine for PBS

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  1. Adam's Apple

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    No Fairness Doctrine for PBS
    By Tim Graham, Media Research Center
    November 3, 2007

    ...Democratic congressional leaders now in the majority have been entertaining the idea of reviving a federal "Fairness Doctrine" which would require private broadcasters to comply with notions of balancing out each station’s daily schedule of news, talk, and public-affairs programming. These same Democrats have been highly offended at the idea that anyone outside or inside taxpayer-funded broadcasting would monitor PBS content for fairness or balance.

    If the federal government were going to find a starting place for monitoring the content of broadcasting for fairness and balance, wouldn’t the logical starting place be the television and radio stations that are subsidized by the taxpayers?

    for full article: (this is a long report--if interested, might want to print out to read)

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