No, Virginia, Free Speech Is Not Being Attacked

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    Please read up on what the Fairness Doctrine really is.


    Fairness Doctrine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The part about lefty radio not making money has been proven wrong in multiple markets.
     
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    that's how much i care, on a scale of ten, about the fairness doctrine.

    edit- just saw your line re: lefty radio. if it can't make it here in boston, it ain't gonna make it nationally.
    maybe a market here and there, but that's it.
     
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    Personally so long as it's equally enforced, there's nothing wrong with it as a idea. I can see folks like NPR for example, really hating it.

    The core objection to it is, for fair-minded people anyway, more government interference in the free marketplace.
     
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    All I keep thinking is that every news program is going to turn into Hannity and Colmes
     
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    That made me spew chunks.:eek:

    Wait, Colmes never got equal billing.:eusa_hand: He is a weak kneed version of Mr. Rogers without the charm.
     
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    That would have to do with the station on which they were aired. Now can you imagine a leftest version of Hannity? ^_^

    I mean.. sure John Stewart and Steven Colbert have a wonderfully hillarious version of this already running smoothly but could you imagine all TV News networks having to present both sides? I mean if you think the pundits are bad now.. just imagine. :lol:
     
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    but if you want fairness, thats exactly what you need
    a conservative on EVERY news show
    the liberals are already there
     
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    I have to disagree here. I don't think the federal government should dictate to a private business what it can and cannot sell... barring illegality, of course. I do not think the government should require Fox News to give Al Franken any time to rebut any arguments presented on Fox nor do I believe that NPR or Air America (if it still exists) should be required to grant Rush Limbaugh any time on their station.

    It is easy enough for me as a listener to find both liberal and conservative channels on the radio. If I want conflicting points of view, it doesn't take more than a second to push one button and hear the other side of the story.

    What does the Obama administration think we are, idiots who can't change the channel of a radio?

    Immie
     
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    NBC, CBS, ABC, NPR, CNN, MSNBC, etc., are going to hate the Fairness Doctrine.
     
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    Don't forget Hollywood movies and television shows.
     

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