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What is the fairness Doctrine?

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September 07, 2011 12:07PM

It's a policy of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission established to where those who hold broadcasting liscenses are required to present controversial issues of "public interest" in a manner that's "balanced", "fair", "equitable" and "honest". It was introduced in 1949 as a means to regulate the first amendment!