|12-07-2010, 02:28 PM||#1|
Tebowing the long haul
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: TX, USA
Fed v. The People: Dems Want to Use FCC to "Regulate" News Coverage
"In his letter, Barton questioned whether Copps believes the government should reinstate the defunct Fairness Doctrine, a controversial standard that required broadcast licensees to offer "balanced" coverage. Critics saw it as an affront to free speech.
Barton also asked whether "five commissioners can do a better job of ensuring that Americans have access to a wide diversity of content and viewpoints than Americans can themselves by expressing their preferences ... in the vigorously competitive marketplace.""