TITLE

House votes to ban FCC on 'fairness'

AUTHOR(S)
Bolton, Alexander
PUB. DATE
June 2007
SOURCE
Hill;6/29/2007, Vol. 14 Issue 80, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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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