The Fairness Doctrine

“So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.”
When it comes to influencing public opinion, broadcasting has been the single most powerful force in American society since the turn of the 20th century, but especially since 1987. That's the year American society lost accountability for one-sided opinions spread over the airwaves.
South Dakota Public Radio is apparently under the impression that there are no Native American journalists with the intelligence or reporting skills to grace this program with their presence.
The Senate approved an amendment Thursday that would outlaw the so-called "Fairness Doctrine," an off-the-books policy that
President Obama opposes any move to bring back the so-called Fairness Doctrine, a spokesman told Wednesday. Read
Clear Channel also just so happens to be the company that syndicates Rush Limbaugh and awarded him a $400 million contract
The latest panic over the Fairness Doctrine is becoming a full-blown epidemic. The hysteria is no longer limited to right-wing radio and the Republican Caucus. Some prominent Democrats are catching it, too.
Reform the use of those airwaves. Reform it now. Reform their use boldly and in the spirit of the responsibility spelled out in the U.S. Constitution.
Senator DeMint proclaims: "Democrats want to impose an unfair doctrine that destroys talk radio and silences the voices of
Will is apparently among the paranoid-schizophrenics who have come to believe that the Fairness Doctrine is poised to make some sort of comeback.