Wall Street Journal: The Return of the Speech Police, Dennis R. Patrick & Thomas W. Hazlett

Government regulation of broadcast speech clashes with the First Amendment. This is why 20 years ago the Federal Communications Commission voted 4-0 to abolish the so-called Fairness Doctrine, a rule that required broadcasters to cover “controversial issues of public importance” and to afford reasonable opportunities for the presentation of “contrasting perspectives” on those issues. By abolishing this rule, the FCC unleashed a dramatic increase in media coverage of controversial public-policy matters.  Full article available at wsj.com.  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB118575869102481887.html. 

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