Should the Fairness Doctrine in broadcasting be brought back?

The Fairness Doctrine was a policy of the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC), introduced in 1949, that required the holders of broadcast licenses both to present controversial issues of public importance and to do so in a manner that was — in the Commission's view — honest, equitable, and balanced. The FCC eliminated the Doctrine in 1987, and in August 2011 the FCC formally removed the language that implemented the Doctrine.[1]

The Fairness Doctrine had two basic elements: It required broadcasters to devote some of their airtime to discussing controversial matters of public interest, and to air contrasting views regarding those matters.

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  • 4 years ago
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    Wouldn't that be nice? How nice to have news people actually report the news it is. Right one we have a bunch of stupid reporters who can't wait to tell us how to think. They are probably paid to talk this way or little truth anymore.

  • 4 years ago

    Was there ever any.?

  • 4 years ago


    Source(s): The First Amendment
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