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The Fairness Doctrine was a product of the media world of 1949 during which lawmakers were concerned that the three main television networks—NBC, ABC, and CBS—could misuse their broadcast licenses to set a biased public agenda. The whole purpose of the Fairness Doctrine was to level the playing field and ensure that the public had exposure to both sides of an issue.
The decision to rescind the Fairness Doctrine has been credited with the explosion of conservative talk radio in the late 80s and early 90's. It was also when American society lost accountability for one-sided opinions spread over the airwaves. Now, radio and TV broadcasters are no longer the presenters of fact and unbiased news. But, rather they have become the grandstand preachers of whatever political gospel or special interest line that they intend to sell. The public is no longer treated as intelligent, logical, thinking people, who draw their own conclusions. Instead, we are viewed as idiots, incapable of independent thought, and who are to be indoctrinated with whatever twisted facts and convoluted logic the profiteers feed us.
originally posted by: NightSkyeB4Dawn
a reply to: NerdGoddess
They are so concerned that they encouraged hundreds of children to leave the safety of their own schools and "walk" 10 to 13 miles into an area that the majority of them have never been to before, on a State road with heavy traffic, so they could hijack the TV channels for hours.
originally posted by: Arnie123
Excellent thread, you make some great observations.
The leftist liberal news rag, CNN continues to fail. Never understood why people still use it as a source...wait, I do. Its been with us since the 90s, heralding the liberal age unto us unwitting fools.