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To: holymoly

Antonia sure looks butch, doesn't she?!

3 posted on 11/10/2003 11:15:25 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Far out, man!)
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To: Revolting cat!
This is not to say that the Fairness Doctrine was without problems from a freedom of the press standpoint. But abolishing it led to even more trouble in television land, including the creation of entire "news" networks that spew lots of opinion and little fact.

I hate to break it to him (or her, depending on which picture above is correct), but the Fairness Doctrine only applied to BROADCAST television: TV and radio stations. It would not have prevented the launch of Fox News Channel (the only network the jackass author of this article could possibly have been talking about ... and lying about.

And, of course, it never stopped the broadcast news media from being overtly liberal all those years anyway. The only place it was ever really enforced was on talk radio, where opinion was clearly labeled as opinion. As long as you claimed to be "impartial news", you were left alone, no matter how partial you actually were.

Which I guess is my nice way of saying STFU, Canadians, when you don't have a damn clue what you're talking about.

18 posted on 11/10/2003 11:27:49 AM PST by Timesink
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To: Revolting cat!
French Canadian?
29 posted on 11/10/2003 11:58:54 AM PST by weegee
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To: Revolting cat!
He needs to have the photo retaken in his burqa.
41 posted on 11/10/2003 12:44:13 PM PST by Luke Skyfreeper
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