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Default Re: 10 worst Presidents: Besides Trump, who do scholars scorn the most?

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Originally Posted by saltwn View Post
No he damaged the first amendment, not to mention the ninth commandment.

The Fairness rule was put in place by the FCC specifically to combat propaganda and to edify the consumer/owner of the airwaves. Challenged twice and made it to the SC twice, it was upheld by 2 different courts. One of them wrote it was beneficial to citizens.

Reagan was lobbied heavily to strike it down and he did. Since then propaganda has seeped in to America society more and more every year.
The Fairness doctrine was an attempt to circumvent the free market and force radio and TV stations to air unpopular and non profitable programs in an attempt to shut down successful personalities like Rush Limbaugh. The left was not able to air anyone able to successfully state their view point. So when they couldn't make it work within the current framework, they look to legislation and the courts.
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