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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Giving Credit Where Credit Is (maybe) Due

If this is true, it's one of the only bright spots I've seen in the new Administration:

White House: Obama Opposes 'Fairness Doctrine' Revival
President Obama opposes any move to bring back the so-called Fairness Doctrine, a spokesman told Wednesday.

The statement is the first definitive stance the administration has taken since an aide told an industry publication last summer that Obama opposes the doctrine -- a long-abolished policy that would require broadcasters to provide opposing viewpoints on controversial issues.

"As the president stated during the campaign, he does not believe the Fairness Doctrine should be reinstated," White House spokesman Ben LaBolt told

More here

Let's just hope the reason for his opposition isn't a belief that it doesn't go far enough...

I don't think I trust any of the useless lumps in Washington.

UPDATE: Looks like my inclination not to trust this was well founded; the White House is now apparently indicating that a new Fairness Doctrine is up for discussion. Disappointing, but certainly not a surprise.

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