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‘A Cure Worse Than the Disease’

Former FCC general counsel assesses Fairness Doctrine return

“House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, in the 111th Congress is planning to exhume and breathe new life into the doctrine by legislative fiat.”

Bruce Fein, who played a role in the end of the Fairness Doctrine, comments about its possible return in the Washington Times this week.

“The Democratic Party intends to brandish the Fairness Doctrine to marginalize the influence of conservative talk show hosts by making expression of their controversial views cost-prohibitive. Rush Limbaugh is their poster child. Democrats hope to better the instruction of their predecessors in making broadcasters shy from all conservative political viewpoints.”