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View Diary: Mitch McConnell is a LIAR. And the media says it, too. (216 comments)

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  •  Fairness Doctrine won't work (3+ / 0-)

    Hannity & Colmes.  Liberal punching bags.  

    All the corporate newsrooms need to do is put on liberal patsies and they conform to the fairness doctrine.  It's an unworkable law, and frankly, unconstitutional in that it limits free speech.  

    The crux of the problem is concentrated ownership of the media among a homogenous group of corporations.  These corporations exist for the purpose of generating profits, and thus all of them share the same political interests.  

    Diversity of media ownership would result in news perspectives from a full spectrum of political beliefs, rather than the "two sides" promised by the fairness doctrine.  News is no longer limited to 3 network channels, so creating diversity is possible, albiet difficult.  We will probably just have to wait for the TeeVee news viewers to die off before we get any improvement.  

    "When I was an alien, cultures weren't opinions" ~ Kurt Cobain, Territorial Pissings

    by Subterranean on Thu Apr 15, 2010 at 10:31:36 AM PDT

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