Monday, the FCC made good on it’s promise to remove the Fairness Doctrine from the book of regulations. The rule - that used to require broadcasters to provide free time for opposing viewpoints to every controversial comment, was deemed unconstitutional in 1987. But some Democrats wanted to bring it back to use against Fox News and talk radio, plus conservatives feared it would be revived unless it was wiped off the books. 82 other outated broadcast rules were also wiped out in one day.
- Including the one mandating that all sit-coms actually be funny.
- So now Fox News can officially change it’s slogan to “Fair and Balanced… Whenever The Mood Strikes Us!”
- Keith Olbermann immediately named the FCC “The…Worst…Government…Agency…In…The…WORLD!”