Leading the fears of many of my conservative colleagues following the election of Barack Obama and the possibility of an accompanying, filibuster-proof super-majority in the Senate is that Congress will reimpose the Fairness Doctrine. Originally intended to encourage public dialogue on issues and to guarantee airing of both sides, the policy was established by the FCC in 1949, requiring radio and TV stations to provide equal time on matters of public interest.
No thanks to Fairness Doctrine part deux
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