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Squidboy December 20th, 2016 3:16pm

The 'Fairness Doctrine' required broadcasters to devote some of their airtime to discussing controversial public interest matters & air contrasting views. The law was repealed in 1987. Do you think a law like this could help eliminate media bias?

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RagingMystic covfefe
12/23/16 11:41 pm

Eh, I feel like all it would do is give people excuses to present ideas like those from the KKK or the radical 'kill all men' feminists like actually valid ideas

SupremeDolphin They.them
12/22/16 2:31 pm

Bias, not really. But it'd be better than CNN who never has any discussion of controversial issues! Just bland, neutral BS day in and day out.

catpillow Florida West Coast
12/20/16 11:15 pm

Please, bring it back! It seemed to me that we were all forming opinions using the same set of facts back then. It was much, much better before that law was repealed.

LaReine Communist Lesbian
12/20/16 8:50 pm

Nope won't do it. The rich who own our media will still control the window in which discussion is held and where the ends of differing opinion lies.

WorstGooEver Nuke the Hurricanes
12/20/16 7:02 pm

No. They would have to somehow get rid of advertising during news programs.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
12/20/16 3:40 pm

It didn't, as I recall, so it probably wouldn't.

arctostaphylos Ankh Morpork, New York
12/20/16 2:07 pm

So we can get more "Are Jews people?" reporting?

markm72 Cornwall,PA
12/20/16 1:21 pm

No; allowing some cubicle dwelling troll, deep in the bowls of some government agency, determine what qualifies as "fair" sounds like a bad idea.

UniversePlan Michigan
12/20/16 11:14 am

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ElSordo Hacia el Oeste
12/20/16 10:44 am

No way in hell do I want the government mandating what the media can, cant, and has to broadcast

Okie1967 Lets go brandon
12/20/16 10:14 am

No. It would be used as a tool by whatever administration is in power to hammer broadcasters that speak or against their viewpoint.

rons Thanks America
12/20/16 9:24 am

MSNBC would be in a pickle. They would have to tell the truth. Same for CBS, NBC, ABC, and of course, CNN!

Okie1967 Lets go brandon
12/20/16 10:20 am

I don't want the government charged with determining what the "truth" is. What a cluster that would become.

callen002 Cincinnati
12/20/16 9:17 am

No, it'll just be used to eliminate conservative viewpoints

jfish82285 Tennessean in Colorado
12/20/16 8:45 am

Just because they cover it doesn't mean they'll cover it fairly or accurately.