Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Is Obama Planning to Reinstate "The Fairness Doctrine"? It Sure Seems Like It!

Part of Barack Obama's Technology Agenda, according to the White House website, will be to "promote the development of new media outlets for expression of diverse viewpoints - and to clarify the public interest obligations of broadcasters who occupy the nation's spectrum." h/t - WND

The Free Dictionary.com defines the "Fairness Doctrine" as follows:

"The doctrine that imposes affirmative responsibilities on a broadcaster to provide coverage... that fairly reflects differing viewpoints. In fulfilling its fairness doctrine obligations, a broadcaster must provide free time for the presentation of opposing views..."

"Public interest obligations" / "Fairenss doctrine obligations"

Yep, it sure seems like it.......

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