what is the fairness doctrine

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"Personal attacks; political editorials.
"(a) When, during the presentation of views on a controversial issue of public importance, an attack is made upon the honesty, character, integrity or like personal qualities of an identified person or group, the licensee shall, within a reasonable time and in no event later than 1 week after the attack, transmit to the person or group attacked (1) notification of the date, time and identification of the broadcast; (2) a script or tape (or an accurate summary if a script or tape is not available) of the [374] attack; and (3) an offer of a reasonable opportunity to respond over the licensee's facilities.

"(b) The provisions of paragraph (a) of this section shall not be applicable (1) to attacks on foreign groups or foreign public figures; (2) to personal attacks which are made by legally qualified candidates, their authorized spokesmen, or those associated with them in the campaign, on other such candidates, their authorized spokesmen, or persons associated with the candidates in the campaign; and (3) to bona fide newscasts, bona fide news interviews, and on-the-spot coverage of a bona fide news event (including commentary or analysis contained in the foregoing programs, but the provisions of paragraph (a) of this section shall be applicable to editorials of the licensee).

"NOTE: The fairness doctrine is applicable to situations coming within [(3)], above, and, in a specific factual situation, may be applicable in the general area of political broadcasts [(2)], above. See, section 315 (a) of the Act, 47 U.S.C. 315 (a); Public Notice: Applicability of the Fairness Doctrine in the Handling of Controversial Issues of Public Importance. 29 F. R. 10415. The categories listed in [(3)] are the same as those specified in section 315 (a) of the Act.

"(c) Where a licensee, in an editorial, (i) endorses or (ii) opposes a legally qualified candidate or candidates, the licensee shall, within 24 hours after the editorial, transmit to respectively (i) the other qualified candidate or candidates for the same office or (ii) the candidate opposed in the editorial (1) notification of the date and the time of the editorial; (2) a script or tape of the editorial; and (3) an offer of a reasonable opportunity for a candidate or a spokesman of the candidate to respond over the [375] licensee's facilities: Provided, however, That where such editorials are broadcast within 72 hours prior to the day of the election, the licensee shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph sufficiently far in advance of the broadcast to enable the candidate or candidates to have a reasonable opportunity to prepare a response and to present it in a timely fashion." 47 CFR 73.123, 73.300, 73.598, 73.679 (all identical).
 
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Why the other thread is completely different?
 
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what was the name of the post this was in?
 
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This came up as a side suject in the thread it was not the issue of the thread.

Now would you care to talk about what you think of the fairness doctrine?
 

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This is the best Fairness Doctrine tutorial on the internets:

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yeah you didnt read the fairness docterine either did you?


You would rather let Rush think for you.
 
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We had it for 40 years and NONE of what the Rs say will happen ever happened.

We have been without it for around 20 and look at the state of our news and information.
 

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yeah you didnt read the fairness docterine either did you?


You would rather let Rush think for you.
And it appears you didn't read Kathy's post in the other thread with the details you conveniently omitted
 

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We had it for 40 years and NONE of what the Rs say will happen ever happened.

We have been without it for around 20 and look at the state of our news and information.
Dude, they were teaching left-wing yellow journalism is high school 30 years ago, and I'm sure they didn't invent it just for my benefit.


The state of our news and information is you have a smattering of right-leaning news sources amidst a SEA of left-leaning news sources, and you lefties have to bitch about THAT.

How about this for a fairness doctrine? For every left-leaning news source, there must be a right-leaning one? That would shake up the MSM like NOTHING else.

But because you lefties can't keep ONE, really lame left-wingnut radio program on the air because everyone thought it sucked, you want to legislate what you cannot get by honest means.

Anything BUT fair.

BTW ... you DID turn the other thread into a "Fairness Doctrine" thread. I only haven't merged them because someone might want to discuss the original topic in the other thread.
 
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When, during the presentation of views on a controversial issue of public importance, an attack is made upon the honesty, character, integrity or like personal qualities of an identified person or group, the licensee shall, within a reasonable time and in no event later than 1 week after the attack, transmit to the person or group attacked (1) notification of the date, time and identification of the broadcast; (2) a script or tape (or an accurate summary if a script or tape is not available) of the [374] attack; and (3) an offer of a reasonable opportunity to respond over the licensee's facilities.


where Gunny does it say anything about right or left?

Dont you get it ?

If you people truely believe we had a left leaning media dont you want it challenged?


Dont you want it to be held to the pressure of all the facts and all the points of view?

This just blows me away that you Claim there is a "left leaning" news yet you trash a doctrine which would Give you the chance to sing at it daily?


This is why I think you people know as well as I do which way the media REALLY leans.

Why didnt we know more about the Facts before 911?

why do some people still believe things which are not true?
 
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How would this doctrine silence conservitives?

How does having to supply air time to the people you have attacked (no matter what leaning they have) effect conservitives more than any ohter mindset?
 

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How would this doctrine silence conservitives?

How does having to supply air time to the people you have attacked (no matter what leaning they have) effect conservitives more than any ohter mindset?
You would have the GOVERNMENT deciding what could be and not be said.

If libs cannot compete in the free market they are going to have the government decide what can be said

Since the death of Air America ibs have decided if they can;t beat the conversatives they will silence them
 
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Did you read it?

its says NOT ONE FUCKING THING about not saying something.

You can say whatever you want BUT you would have to allow the person you attacked to have air time on your show to give his side.

Are you saying you are affraid what Rush and Oliely and the like say will not stand up to an airing of what they people thye smear would say?
 

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