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Senate Backs Amendment to Prevent 'Fairness Doctrine' Revival

The Senate approved an amendment Thursday that would outlaw the so-called "Fairness Doctrine," an off-the-books policy that once required broadcasters to air opposing viewpoints on controversial issues.

Republican Sen. Jim DeMint's amendment passed by a wide margin of 87-to-11. The South Carolina senator had attached his proposal, called the Broadcaster Freedom Act, to a bill to give the District of Columbia a voting representative in the House. It's unclear whether the amendment will survive as Congress debates the voting rights bill.

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So, is this good or bad for

So, is this good or bad for liberty? Seems to be an issue where the government could interfere with free speech & freedom of the press.


In my opinion

It's a bad thing for free speech.

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Wow...I can just hear all those radio talking heads now!!

They have all been hammering away at Obama. They have no fear of a muzzle now, except of course if martial law is declared or an executive order comes down the pipe.