Fairness Doctrine

Garrett Wollman wollman@bimajority.org
Wed Nov 5 18:31:40 EST 2008

<<On Wed, 05 Nov 2008 18:25:48 -0500, "Bill O'Neill" <billohno@gmail.com> said:

> What's the likelihood of a return of the Fairness Doctrine?

Rather low.  There's not a whole lot of appetite for it outside the
far-left (mostly print and online) media.  Even the current
regulations are difficult to enforce, and even a Democratic FCC
is likely to remain committed to content neutrality.  (Indeed, it's
fairly likely that the FCC will take up "Network Neutrality" before it
looks at anything on the broadcast content side.)

We're all also waiting for the Supreme Court to enlighten us on its
current approach towards broadcast indecency regulation, which is
likely to tell us where they are headed for other kinds of content


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