Christian broadcasters fear Fairness Doctrine return

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  1. Palatka51

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    Posted on Feb 11, 2009 | by Michael Foust

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Conservative attorney Jay Sekulow hosted a television program during the 1980s under the watchful eye of the now-extinct Fairness Doctrine, and he doesn't want to go back.

    Every program had to be divided equally when discussing controversial issues.

    "I had representatives from [People for the] American Way, the ACLU, National Organization for Women on the broadcast -- which, if you're doing a Hannity & Colmes type of [program], it would be one thing, but we really weren't trying to do that," said Sekulow, chief counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice. "We were trying to do more of an educational [program]."

    Sekulow made his comments Feb. 9 during a panel discussion with other conservative leaders at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention.
     
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    Then I suppose we could also go onto the liberal shows.

    But you know, I dont think J. Vernon McGee (Thru the Bible) ever had a problem.
     
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    If the national media is heavily dominated by liberals as everyone here claims why wouldn't you be for the Fairness doctrine?
     
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    Well, the fairness doctrine appears to only apply to radio. Most of radio shows are conservtive. Most of newspapers and TV are liberals.
     
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    That's the rub though, you have to prove that their bias is liberal to be able to get equal time.
     

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