Final Nail in the Coffin Just Nailed for Fairness Doctrine

Sure, the dreadful Fairness Doctrine has been gone as a government regulation since the 1980s. But one last remnant of the ridiculous, speech stifling rule remained until this week, as explained by Radio World. The FCC rejected two challenges to radio license that were made under the “Zapple Doctrine.”

“The Zapple Doctrine required that broadcast stations that give air time to the supporters of one candidate in an election give time to the supporters of competing candidates as well, according to Wilkinson Barker Knauer attorney David Oxenford. And, even though the Fairness Doctrine has been defunct for years, various manifestations have reappeared at times, he blogs,” Radio World said.

To learn more about the abuses of the Fairness Doctrine and the long fight to dismantle it, read Chapters 5 and 6 of The Right Frequency.

 

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