Grant Swank
The unfairness of the 'Fairness Doctrine'
By Grant Swank
November 10, 2008

The so-called Fairness Doctrine is not at all fair.

Its bottom line is to mug conservative broadcasters. The Doctrine says that for every conservative caster there has to be a liberal caster.

Liberals are not popular in their broadcasting as has been proven in the past.

Conservative voices are the rage.

With a Dem President and Dem-controlled Congress the Fairness Doctrine will be law. Conservatives' opinions will be blown to the wind as the Republic as we know it now would be completely turned inside out. Exit Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh, for instance.

ATI-News/Zogby shows that undecided voters are against the Doctrine: 50 percent against the Doctrine to 17 percent for.

The poll surveyed 1,203 likely voters nationwide and was conducted October 23-26. It has a margin of error of +/- 2.9 percentage points.

"Originally instituted in 1949 by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Fairness Doctrine was soon recognized as a tool for silencing any opposing views particularly conservative views.

"The FCC repealed the Fairness Doctrine in 1987 admitting the doctrine 'had the net effect of reducing rather than enhancing the discussion of controversial issues of public importance.'"

© Grant Swank


The views expressed by RenewAmerica columnists are their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of RenewAmerica or its affiliates.
(See RenewAmerica's publishing standards.)

Click to enlarge

Grant Swank

Joseph Grant Swank, Jr., is a pastor at New Hope Church in Windham, Maine... (more)

More by this author


Stephen Stone
'The fervent prayer of the righteous'

Siena Hoefling
Protect the Children: Update with VIDEO

Bryan Fischer
Dems abuse power of office, dig up dirt on political opponent

Lloyd Marcus
Trump makes Christmas about Jesus again

Sher Zieve
President Trump impeached for being an excellent leader and too popular with we-the-people

Judie Brown
Silent pulpits kill souls

Matt C. Abbott
'Our Lord...could not grow in the womb of a sinner'

Randy Engel
Soros-backed euthanasia version of Roe vs Wade coming to the Senate floor - Act now!

Victor Sharpe
The will to fight for America

Peter Lemiska
Explaining the impeachment yawn to befuddled Democrats

Judie Brown
Kentucky abortionists must wait until after an ultrasound to tear a baby apart

Curtis Dahlgren
A quick seminar on "turning back the clock"

James Lambert
Clear & obvious prophetic signs of Christ's expected return

Stone Washington
The case against Roger Stone – aftermath of the Mueller witch-hunt
  More columns


Click for full cartoon
More cartoons

RSS feeds



Matt C. Abbott
Chris Adamo
Russ J. Alan
Bonnie Alba
Jamie Freeze Baird
Chuck Baldwin
Kevin J. Banet
J. Matt Barber
. . .
[See more]

Sister sites