February 27, 2009

ANOTHER RIGHTWING FANTASY STRANGLED IN ITS CRIB:

Senate nixes Fairness Doctrine revival (David R. Sands, February 27, 2009, Washington Times)

The Senate overwhelmingly put itself on record Thursday against any revival of the defunct Fairness Doctrine, designed to require public broadcasters to air "balanced" coverage of controversial issues of public importance.

Conservatives have worried that the Obama administration and congressional Democrats were plotting to revive the policy, dropped in the last years of the Reagan administration, as a means of curbing the influence of commercial talk radio and other media dominated by right-of-center broadcasters.

The 87-11 vote came on an amendment to the bill that would give the District full voting rights in the House of Representatives. It was offered by Sen. Jim DeMint, South Carolina Republican.


It must all be part of a diabolical scheme....

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