Senate Backs Amendment to Prevent 'Fairness Doctrine' RevivalSubmitted by Ozark Hillbilly on Thu, 02/26/2009 - 16:22
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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Normally I don't post stuff from Faux News, but this seems pretty important to me.