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Friday, February 13, 2009

Senate support builds for 'Fairness Doctrine'

Senate support builds for ‘Fairness Doctrine’
February 12th, 2009 under Free Speech, Politics, Shera Crossan. [ Comments: 6 ] [ Edit ]

Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, has become the second U.S. senator in a week to endorse a return to the ideas behind the so-called \”Fairness Doctrine,\” a policy abandoned under President Reagan in 1987 as unnecessary and unconstitutional.

\’Pelosi supports return of fairness doctrine\’

The policy, originally introduced in 1949, required that radio and television stations give equal time to conservative and liberal opinions on political issues under the threat of penalties or license revocation.

According to Politico.com, Harkin told radio host and WND columnist Bill Press, “We gotta get the Fairness Doctrine back in law again.”

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