Last thoughts on the Fairness Doctrine....
Sun Nov 16 23:51:32 EST 2008
>> For those that have an opinion, how do you think this should have been
> Very scary example, IMO. Any time someone on a broadcast station attacks
> an author of a controversial book, the station would have to let the
> author respond.
Anytime a broadcaster allows their airwaves to be used irresponsibly to make
false allegations against someone who has no way to respond.
> So in this past campaign, Andy Martin was attacking Obama all over the
> place. If a station pointed out Martin's personal track record, he would
> get time to respond? Wonderful.
As Sid pointed out, reporting facts is one thing (a track record)....but
broadcasting false allegations (i.e..lies) is another.
Why should I be allowed to attack Dan Billings on my radio station (and the
public's airwaves) and say viscious and untrue statements, without giving
you a way to respond?
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