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View Diary: FCC Chair promises to kill Fairness Doctrine. WTF??? (202 comments)

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  •  Not true (1+ / 0-)
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    Keeping the airwaves open and fair doesn't hinder your right to free speech, it protects it.

    The Fairness Doctrine enhances and supports the right to free speech by preventing one POV from monopolizing the airwaves.

    It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. ~ Aristotle

    by Betty Pinson on Thu Jun 09, 2011 at 12:56:47 PM PDT

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    •  Government is constitutionally prohibited from (0+ / 0-)

      making distinctions among speech or speakers based on the political point of view.  That's the whole point of the First Amendment.

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