The results of removing the Fairness Doctrine?

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    Can all the hate and vitrol in MSM be tracked directly back to the removal of the Fairness Doctrine?
     
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    Considering the radical left was saying this stuff in the 60s... no.

    But if your only solution to fixing problems is restricting speech, then you are part of the problem not the solution.
     
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    balancing speech not restricting it.
    You do understand how the fairness doctrine worked don't you?
     
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    I dunno, uscitizen. Mebbe we should instead consider outlawing hate speech, as Germany has done.
     
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    FAIRNESS DOCTRINE - The Museum of Broadcast Communications
     
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    that sounds a bit more problematic.

    I am not saying to bring back the Fairness Doctrine, just asking if it's demise has contributed to our current hate and vitrol filled media?

    I know the knee jerk reaction of those on the far right everytime the Fairness Doctrine is mentioned though.

    I do believe that our society is currently incapable of debating hate and fearmongering in the media without name calling and knee jerk reactions.
     
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    yeap it involved giving equal time to someone who disagreed
     
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    i can't believe anyone on the left would be whining about the fairness doctrine...the overall media is probably 90% left

    there is so many different forms of media today, the fairness doctrine is no longer relevent. if you read the history of the fairness doctrine you would understand that. further, the fairness doctrine was not about stopping speech, so if anyone wanted to rant and rave, they still could.
     
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    Yes. It silenced people by making it cost prohibited to say anything of value. It was designed to do that.
     
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    Why does the left need help from the government to balance out anything?..You want to start up a radio station slanted towards the left way of thinking go ahead,good luck and God speed.Why do you need to rig the game in your favor.Air America tried it and failed,so now right wing talk radio needs to be curtailed or censored?.....The free market will determine if a station succeeds or not.I hear Beck is losing his radio show.The left boycotted his sponsors I believe so they caved and withdrew their ads...mission accomplished.don't think it's fair but it's done.

    Why is it the first thing Libs do is run to government crying like a baby that the world doesn't treat them well so big mommy government needs to smack around the bullies while you libs hide
    with a little smug grin on your face because the big bad bullies were punished for being so cruel to you.

    Pretty pathetic.
     
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