Phony Fairness Doctrine
The lamestream media told you:
The "Fairness Doctrine" is a grand idea and needed badly because: Talk radio has to be controlled to limit pornography (NY Sen. Chuck Schumer), Government has to manage the "public" airwaves; "Both" sides must get equal time and the FCC is the agency to "oversee" compliance; The FCC can tell which sides are which and make a fair determination on who can say what for how long; Station managers should be forced to provide "opposing" views in the public interest or else lose their licenses; The mere people who tune in to what they want to hear are not an adequate safeguard on fairness; Advertisers can't be trusted and will distort the playing field by only supporting the players who make money and remain viable, so government intervention is needed; The First Amendment isn't violated if government provides fairness.
The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
Those are the arguments put forth by the left and trumpeted without question by the "news" media, but the real purpose of the phony fairness doctrine is to close down talk radio. Read behind the rhetoric, from leftist sources, and the goal is to silence the loudest and only mainstream voice that is right of center, broadcast radio.
Stop the pretense of fairness. The Unfairness Doctrine has one purpose -- to silence the enemies of socialism and the political left. It's not about fairness, it's about pure naked unbridled power. Unelected government bureaucrats deciding what you can say is not fairness, it is censorship, and 100% banned by the First Amendment (Congress shall make no law respecting freedom of speech or of the press.) What do you call politicians who would even suggest that they manage words that are used and who uses them? Are they fit to serve, are they honoring their oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution. No.
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