Originally published: January 17, 2011
Last updated: January 17, 2011 - 5:57pm
Rep Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) said that the Federal Communications Commission should reinstate the fairness doctrine for broadcast television to ensure that multiple sides of controversial topics are offered to the public.
“For over the airwaves TVs, I think they should bring it back,” said Rep Nadler on Fox Business Network with Andrew Napolitano. “I think it makes sense for people to be able to hear as many sides of political opinions as possible, and as long as it's the people's airwaves that should be used for that purpose.” Republicans are opposed to reinstating the fairness doctrine, with several lawmakers recently offering amendments that would have banned the FCC from using taxpayer dollars to dictate what views broadcast television was required to portray.
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