Fairness Doctrine

Politics
Another study, this one at Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2012, found that people who watched Fox News, CNN and CNBC were
Media
Since sound money is expensive, and bad money is cheap, bad money proliferates and drives good money out of the marketplace. Economists and sociologists have extended this principle to information: Bad information drives out good, and for similar reasons. This is what has happened in the age of Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and their ilk.
Media
A newspaper, a magazine and a cable wire coming into your house are all owned by private entrepreneurs. And the First Amendment guarantees that the government can't tell private people how they can speak.
Politics
What we need is something to take the place of Occupy; a sort of honesty movement to bring about greater transparency and accountability in government.
Media
In Milwaukee five right-wing talkers on two stations directly supported Republican candidates 15 hours a day, five days a week. But these are public airwaves, not Republican airwaves, so the Media Action Center filed a legal challenge with the FCC to deny WISN and WTMJ their licenses.
Media
The FCC has on the table a policy that would resurrect broad censorship rules -- very similar to those that were revoked in 1987 because of their chilling effect on free speech and the television press.
Media
I believe I have found the legal means to put Talk Radio on trial at the FCC -- and perhaps eventually at the Supreme Court. The Wisconsin recall of Governor Scott Walker presented a golden opportunity.
The World Post
Money is a good thing to have in a French electoral campaign, to be sure, but there is not that much money can buy.
Media
This week we discuss the Rush Limbaugh advertiser boycott; verbal rape; PSAs on the Limbaugh flagship station; Maher's defense of Limbaugh; comedians and commentators; the Fairness Doctrine; good Rush versus bad Rush, and other topics.
Media
In August, 2011, the final nail has been pounded into the coffin of the Fairness Doctrine.
Media
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski announced the elimination of 83 outdated and obsolete agency
Politics
The removal of a public broadcasting subsidy of $445 million will not materially ease the budget deficit, but it will materially damage a precious American institution.
Politics
Free speech needs its own discipline, however enforced. The best rebuttal of the politics of hate is a torrent of love, and if not love then at least of facts.
Politics
Normal free speech rights can be dangerous for Democrats. But if you are a Republican disrupting a Town Hall meeting held by a Democrat, then shouting/screaming is expected behavior.
Media
To the uninitiated, bringing Fairness to the public airwaves -- radio and TV -- is a no-brainer. But to Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, and Rush Limbaugh, bringing back the "Fairness Doctrine" could be a call to arms.
Politics
Orson Wells was censured for scaring millions people. But talk jocks tell tales of scare everyday as a matter of journalistic prerogative, and the FCC has little influence on the content of broadcasts.
Politics
WATCH Stein told Schultz that he believes President Obama's end to the moratorium on oil exploration is a calculated move
Los Angeles
Disingenuously titled "The Taxpayers Right to Vote Act," Proposition 16 uses the initiative process to solidify the monopoly power of one company at the expense of California citizens.
Media
President Obama understands he must reach the American public with the facts. Still, Fox News and, more importantly, talk radio will not allow their audiences to hear the unvarnished truth.
Media
If conservatives truly understood the Fairness Doctrine, then they wouldn't go around using it as a justification for opposing Net Neutrality.