Ronald Reagan gave America Fox News and the misleading bias that is called today’s news!

 

Ronald Reagan gave America Fox News and the other bias sources with the stroke of a pen when his FCC Chairman replaced the “Fairness Doctrine Act” with the Syracuse Peace Council Decision. The House voted 302-102 and the Senate 59-31 to reestablish the Fairness Doctrine Law; Ronald Reagan Vetoed the Bill. The out-of-control News from all sides is the sole fault of the Republican “Insane Dead Greek god, Ronald Reagan.”

 

The Fairness Doctrine was plain and simple. When broadcasting news to the general public, those in charge should be required to produce opposite sides to the argument, giving the American people the fair and equal opportunity to decide for themselves where they stand on an issue. In the years following Reagan’s veto, one cable news network has dominated the ratings and does so with the slogan “Fair and Balanced.”

 

While the Fox News network claims to be impartial, they have made a name for themselves for being the go-to place for news for all American conservatives, demonizing any and all who oppose their agenda. Other networks are also guilty of taking advantage of the repeal of the Fairness Doctrine, namely the more liberal friendly “MSNBC,” but it’s presented in a different light. MSNBC, the top left-leaning cable news network, presents itself as a liberal or progressive news station, letting potential viewers known right out of the gate what they should expect.

 

It started in 1949 when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed the policy that mandated that if the holders of broadcast licenses were to present controversial issues of public importance, they would have do so in an honest and balanced way to “afford reasonable opportunity for the discussion of conflicting views on issues of public importance.” According to Commondreams.org, the Fairness Doctrine had two basic elements.

 

“It required broadcasters to devote some of their airtime to discussing controversial matters of public interest, and to air contrasting views regarding those matters. Stations were given wide latitude as to how to provide contrasting views: It could be done through news segments, public affairs shows or editorials.”

 

It was called the “Fairness Doctrine” and was created to prevent the American people from receiving misinformation in the disguise of fact. Over 60 years after its creation, the Fairness Doctrine is a thing of the past and the American people are worse off because of it.

 

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The history of the Fairness Doctrine can be traced back even further with the passing of the Radio Act of 1927. The Radio Act of 1927 “mandated the FCC’s forerunner, the Federal Radio Commission (FRC), to grant broadcasting licenses in such a manner as to ensure that licensees served the public convenience, interest or necessity.” [Researched from various sources including ADD INFO]

 

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