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Obama Opposes the Fairness Doctrine

I know, I know, it’s shocking, right? But the rhetoric that the President uses isn’t very convincing that he won’t support something similar to the Fairness Doctrine. Anyone with an ounce of smarts understand that the Fairness Doctrine from 40 years ago will definitely not be reinstated, because it dealt with a different world; 150 talk stations vs today’s 2,000.

“As the president stated during the campaign, he does not believe the Fairness Doctrine should be reinstated,”¬†White House spokesman Ben LaBolt told FOXNews.com.

What we should not forget, also, is that if Congress says, “Hell, who cares what the President says. We wants us a Fairness Doctrine,” and they go ahead and approve legislation, then I doubt the President will shun it.

The original Fairness Doctrine, also, wasn’t legislation. It was implemented by the FCC. Having all these Congressional Morons talking about reinstating it, makes me very worried. To have something like this actually turn into a bill could be devastating for the First Amendment.

Time will tell. I’ll tell you right now that I am worried. And the President is walking a dangerous path taking such a firm stance against the Fairness Doctrine. When Congress decides to pass an Equal Time Standard or Fairness Rule bill, we’ll see just how strong the President is.

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