February 16, 2009 7:59 pm at 7:59 pm #589409Y.W. EditorKeymaster
In a new Rasmussen poll, 38 percent of respondents said “the government should require all radio stations to offer equal amounts of conservative and liberal political commentary,” a nine percent drop from August. Forty-seven percent oppose such government requirements, and 15 percent are unsure.
Only 26% of voters believe conservatives have an unfair advantage in the media, the argument several senior congressional Democrats use in pushing for the restoration of the Fairness Doctrine. Sixty-four percent (64%) disagree.
Most (52%) liberals say conservatives have an unfair advantage, while 79% of conservatives and 64% of moderates disagree.
Even a majority of Democratic voters (53%) say that conservatives do not have an unfair advantage in the media.
But 51% say it is at least somewhat likely that the Democratic-controlled Congress will restore the Fairness Doctrine, which requires holders of broadcast licenses to present balanced political coverage of important issues, as determined by the Federal Communications Commission. Fourteen percent (14%) believe it is Very Likely.February 16, 2009 8:20 pm at 8:20 pm #638328teenMember
this is all stupid
what happened to freedom of speech?????February 16, 2009 9:04 pm at 9:04 pm #638329havesomeseichelMember
the “fairness doctrine” is the only way the liberals have found to limit conservative representation of ideas. Most talk radio is conservative;most liberal stations fail. Most people who listen to the radio are conservative-bent, while liberals have the majority of television stations and newspapers. It is just a fact. Why limit radio stations and not TV/newspapers? If the fairness doctrine passes, no conservative station could stay in business as when they want to say anything, they would need to present both sides equally.
FREEDOM OF SPEECH is what separates America from other countries. It is what makes us Free. Once they take this right away, nothing is safe and we turn into a socialist or communist dictatorship…February 16, 2009 9:12 pm at 9:12 pm #63833022OldGoldParticipant
History repeats itself only the people change. I got this really freaky email that you’re thinking the whole time that it’s Hitler yemach sh’mo and it’s really Obama. The way America is heading is Socialism.February 17, 2009 7:41 am at 7:41 am #638331qwertyuiopMember
teen: agreed.$February 18, 2009 7:37 pm at 7:37 pm #638332anon for thisParticipant
According to an article posted on the main site here, President Obama is also against the Fairness Doctrine.February 19, 2009 2:20 am at 2:20 am #638333BasYisroel2Participant
The Fairness Doctorine =Communinism.
Saddam hussein censored what the people of Iraq put in their newspapers.All countries with dictators have some sort of “Fairness doctorine”.They don’t call it “the Fairness doctorine” they just say that if you write anything we don’t like or anything against our leader then you will be in for it!They have chopped people’s head off because of what they have written or produced in their media!
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