FCC Chair: "Fairness Doctrine" not needed

This is good to hear, but we still need legislation to head off the Democrats’ threat to basic free speech. FCC Chairmen come and go, as do congressional majorities and presidencies. Freedom speech shouldn’t come and go at the whims of the likes of Reid and Pelosi:

The Federal Communications Commission has no intention of reinstating the Fairness Doctrine imposing a requirement of balanced coverage of issues on public airwaves, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin said.

Martin, in a letter written this week to Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., and made public Thursday, said the agency found no compelling reason to revisit its 1987 decision that enforcing the federal rule was not in the public interest.

Several Democratic lawmakers suggested that Congress take another look at the doctrine after conservative radio talk show hosts aggressively attacked an immigration reform bill when it was on the Senate floor, contributing to its defeat.

It’s the Muzzle Rush and Laura and Hannity Doctrine, not the Fairness Doctrine. In invoking “fairness,” the Democrats are entirely disingenuous. It’s not about fairness, but control. Control over who can say what and when on public policy is what they want, and it’s what they should never have.

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David Strom 6:31 PM on October 05, 2022