Fairness Doctrine remains dead (for now)

In a letter to Rep. Mike Pence made public today, FCC chairman Kevin Martin says that the FCC has no intentions of reinstating the Fairness Doctrine.

In the letter, Martin says, "In my judgement, the events of the last two decades have confirmed the wisdom of the Commission’s decision to abolish the Fairness Doctrine.  Discussion of controversial issues over the airwaves has flourished absent regulatory contstraints, and the public now enjoys access to an ever-expanding range of views and opinions…the need for the Fairness Doctrine has lessened ever further since 1987."

You can read the AP story HERE and the actual letter HERE.

The Center for Competitive Politics is now the Institute for Free Speech.