Posted by Sum-up on November 14, 2012 at 12:50:16:
In Reply to: Fairness Doctrine challenged? posted by TSP on November 13, 2012 at 16:19:25:
Because there is no more fairness doctrine, no challenge against it could possibly win because it no longer exists.
The fairness doctrine required broadcasters to define equal time to all sides of an issue. For example, if a host were talking about his stance against the recall petition, he would be required to spend as much time talking about the benefits of signing the recall petition. Literally, someone could listen to his show with a stopwatch and time him to make sure this happened.
I probably don't have to explain why this doctrine is terrible. Imagine having to talk about how there is no conclusive evidence that smoking is bad for you or that eating fast food will make you more prone to heart disease... It was a terrible law and we are better off without it.
That said, you can't challenge something that doesn't exist.
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