FCC and the courts apply the
Fairness Doctrine to require cigarette manufacturers to
include the surgeon general's warnings in their
Polluters are required to notify the
public when advertising a toxic product.
Advertisers of gas guzzling
automobiles have to provide rebuttal time for
advocates to debate the impact of
wasteful fuel consumption.
Supreme Court unanimously
upholds the Fairness Doctrine in the Red Lion case: "it is the right of the
viewers and listeners, not the right of the broadcasters which is
Syracuse, New York, television station has broadcast nine paid editorials
advocating the construction of a
nuclear power plant.
The station refuses to air opposing viewpoints
of an anti-nuke group.
Ronald Reagan appointees
side with the television station applying a
privatization philosophy to the airwaves.
Broadcasters henceforth are
under no obligation to air opposing views.
"C-SPAN is seen regularly by
twice as many men as women. Less well educated individuals and those who do not
use computers most often say they never watch the channel." -
Pew Research Center
1995 C-SPAN launches Washington Journal,
a political talkshow described as a "flagship viewer call-in program."
Airing seven mornings a
week, usually three hours per day, Washington Journal generally features
a host, guests and viewer calls.
November 1, 2004 to
April 30, 2005
Extra! studies Washington Journal
guestlist, tabulating all 663 guests that appear on the show.
are classified by gender, ethnicity, party affiliation (if any) and
The study also looked at the
think tanks most prominently represented
on the television show.
Washington Journal skews rightward,
favoring right-of-center interview subjects.
representative of a third party
appeared during the study period.
Enterprise Institute and the Carnegie
Endowment for International Peace were the best-represented
The Brookings Institution had seven appearances, followed by
Foundation and the Center for Strategic and International Studies, two
conservative groups whose experts each appeared five
Among left-leaning think tanks, only the Center for International
Policy provided as many as two guests.
organizations and public interest
advocates accounted for 9%.
environmentalists and consumer rights groups accounted for just six guest
appearances, or 1% of the total.
"No more than
four out of ten [cable viewers] ever watch C-SPAN.
I took at face value
what people were saying - in the government and in the
corporate media and in business over the
years - that all they really cared about was fairness and
I don't want the government to
tell me what I can listen to.
trust the public at large any day to
make a decision over
what is good and
what is evil." -
Absent a resurrection of the Fairness Doctrine, civic life,
already invisible on television, will become
an irrelevant relic to
the next generation.
They will know little to nothing about
relevant issues or why participatory
democracy was considered important for maintaining liberty.
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