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FCC BURIES FAIRNESS DOCTRINE

August 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

As part of a house-cleaning effort to rid itself of some 80 no-longer-enforced regulations, the FCC on Monday relegated the Fairness Doctrine to the trash bin, The rule, which required broadcasters to broadcast opposing sides of controversial issues, had been abandoned by the communications regulator in 1987, but it had remained on the books. Monday’s […]

PHOENIX MAYOR BLAMES BROADCASTERS FOR IMMIGRATION LAW

May 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The mayor of Phoenix, Arizona’s largest city, said on Monday that passage of the state’s controversial new immigration law came about largely because broadcasters in the state were allowed to air only one side of the debate surrounding it. Mayor Phil Gordon told a meeting of the Center for American Progress that the decision to […]