The fairness doctrine sounds good at first glance, if you broadcast a view by someone, then you should show an opposing view. However in reality it’s an assault on broadcasters who have a constitutional right to express just their view. Think of the political landscape right now — how many differing views on every topic are there? How many activist groups are there? If you broadcast an opinion on a controversial subject you would be besieged for claims of equal broadcast time by differing groups under the fairness doctrine, and if the fairness doctrine were put in place again, government coercion would be used to make you do so.
In this video, even though it’s a Democrat Congressional objective to get some sort of Fairness Doctrine into law, Kay Barnes demonstrates how she doesn’t have a clue, and also why she’s not ready for Washington.
Nick Jordan points out Dennis Moore’s culpability in the current fiscal crisis, and for the bailout package: