"The clear intent was to prevent
a monopoly of commercial
values from overwhelming democratic values - to assure that the
official image of reality - corporate or
government - was not the only image of reality that
reached the people." - Bill Moyers
1960s FCC and the courts apply the Fairness Doctrine to
manufacturers to include the surgeon general's warnings in their
television and radio
required to notify the public when advertising a polluting product.
Advertisers of gas guzzling automobiles, for example, have to provide
rebuttal time for public interest
advocates to debate the impact of wasteful fuel consumption.
1969 Supreme Court
unanimously upholds the Fairness Doctrine in the Red Lion case: "the right of
the viewers and listeners, not the right of the
broadcasters which is
1988 A Syracuse, New York, television
station has broadcast nine paid editorials advocating the construction of
a nuclear power plant.
The station refuses
to air opposing viewpoints of an anti-nuke group.
Ronald Reagan appointees
side with the television station applying a
privatization philosophy to the airwaves.
Broadcasters would henceforth
be under no obligation to air views that opposed their own.
"C-SPAN is seen regularly by
twice as many men as women. Less well educated individuals and those who do not
use computers most often say they never watch the channel." -
Pew Research Center for the
People and the Press
Washington Journal, a political talkshow described as a "flagship viewer
call-in program." Airing seven mornings a week, usually three
hours per day, Washington Journal generally features a host, guests and
November 1, 2004 to April 30, 2005
Extra! studies Washington Journal guestlist, tabulating all 663
guests that appear on the show.
Guests are classified by gender,
ethnicity, party affiliation (if
any) and profession.
The study also looked at the
think tanks most prominently
represented on the television show.
Washington Journal skews
rightward, favoring Republican and right-of-center interview subjects.
No representative of a
third party appeared during the study period.
The American Enterprise
Institute and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace were the
best-represented think tanks,
providing ten guests each.
The Brookings Institution had seven guests, followed by the
Foundation and the Center for Strategic and International Studies, two
conservative groups whose experts each
appeared five times.
think tanks, only the Center for International
Policy provided as many as two guests.
organizations and public interest
advocates accounted for just 9% of total guests.
environmentalists and consumer rights groups accounted for just six guest
appearances, or 1% of the total.
"No more than
four out of ten [cable viewers] ever watch
I took at
face value what people were saying - in the
government and in the
corporate media and in business over the
years - that all they really cared about was fairness and
I don't want the government
to tell me what I can listen to.
trust the public at large any day to make a
what is good and what is evil." - Brian Lamb,
resurrection of the Fairness Doctrine, American civic life, already invisible
on television, will become an irrelevant
relic to the next generation which will know little about relevant issues or
why they should participate in
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