Outlawing 'Fairness'

Evans, M. Stanton
September 1978
National Review;9/1/1978, Vol. 30 Issue 35, p1088
The article discusses the efforts of U.S. administrators to regulate the broadcast media. The memorandum written by Jeb Magruder, former U.S. President Richard M. Nixon campaign aide, specified steps to bring unfriendly media types into line with the official Nixon outlook. The bill in question is H.R.-13015, the Communications Act of 1978, co-sponsored by Representatives Lionel Van Deerlin and Louis Frey. This bill would completely revamp communications laws in the U.S. There are some negative features in the bill, including an antipathy to vertical integration in the industry and a cut against the deregulation grain.


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