House votes to ban FCC on 'fairness'

Bolton, Alexander
June 2007
Hill;6/29/2007, Vol. 14 Issue 80, p1
The article reports on the prohibition of U.S. Congress to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from requiring broadcasters to balance conservative content with liberal programming. The Fairness Doctrine is a policy crafted in 1929 that required media to balance political content with different points of view. According to Representative Jeff Flake, what matters is to let the market decide what the people wants to hear and not what the government wants to regulate what people can say.


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