FCC Kills Fairness Doctrine

  • June 9, 2011
The House GOP wants the fairness doctrine killed -- and the Federal Communications Commission has complied, reports The Atlantic. The doctrine requires broadcasters to air opposing points of view, but the FCC ruled in 1987 that it would stop enforcing it. Republicans worried that the FCC may try to revive the rule in some way and possibly use it to curtail conservative talk radio.

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