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Thanks conservatives in general and talk radio in particular to the pounding as possible inspiration for the alleged shooter.
And that is given voice to another call for the resurrection of a law that could -- that medium.
Correspondent James Rosen tells us where we stand.
Amid all those suggestions that the Tucson massacre had its origins -- -- hateful climate created by harsh rhetoric and talk radio.
But notion rejected flatly by President Obama -- did not.
One voice that of congressman Jim -- of South Carolina the number three house Democrat.
Could be heard calling for the return of the Fairness Doctrine which -- regulated broadcasters free speech he is as free speech does -- told the Charleston post and courier January 10.
You cannot yell fire in a crowded theater and call it free speech and some of what I hear in what is being called free speech is worse than that president Truman continues to take his daily walks -- -- under president Truman the Fairness Doctrine was designed to ensure equal time for all viewpoints during discussion of controversial issues over the airwaves.
Its constitutionality was upheld by the Supreme Court twenty years later but chiefly on the grounds that there were so few channels at the time.
That just simply isn't the case today well today either a limited number of channels are sources of information that the American public hands on the Internet.
Through the print media and through other media.
Under President Reagan the Federal Communications Commission abolish the doctrine.
Declaring its requirement for broadcasters to give equal time on all issues and unconstitutional infringement of free speech.
Although broadcasters are still required to give equal opportunity for airtime to candidates the Obama White House opposes reinstating the Fairness Doctrine.
Does does FCC commissioner mignon Cliburn -- a congressman's daughter.
The FCC I believe is not in the business of censoring speech.
I'll contents on the basis of political views and opinions.
Congressman Cliburn and several other Democrats who have in the past supported the return of the Fairness Doctrine either failed to return our calls or declined our request for an interview.
In Washington James Rosen Fox News.
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