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Monday, August 22, 2011

Fairness Doctrine is toast.....

The FCC has decided to delete the Fairness Doctrine from the books. The long abandoned, sometimes controversial, regulation requiring licensed broadcasters to present opposing points of view in specific circumstances is now going to be wiped from the books.

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski told lawmakers in June that the agency planned to dump the rule as part of a broader effort by the Obama administration to eliminate outdated and unneeded regulations. The agency’s media bureau said Monday that it will eliminate 83 rules including the Fairness Doctrine.

The Fairness Doctrine, which has been around since 1949, required licensed broadcasters to give equal time to differing political views. The rule was introduced during an era in which there were far fewer media outlets and regulators wanted to ensure that listeners had access to both sides of political debate.

This is a good move by Chairman Genachowski. As had been proven time and time again, the public gets their fair share of outrageous liberal bias in media and it fails when it goes too far. There is no reason for the far left or this Administration to have such power to intimidate conservative talkers. If people don't want to hear it, it will go the way of AirAmerica.