Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Waxman: Extend Fairness Doctrine to the Internet

Apparently not content with imposing the so-called Fairness Doctrine on traditional media*, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) wants to extend it to the Internet.

Senior FCC staff working for acting Federal Communications Commissioner Michael Copps held meetings last week with policy and legislative advisers to House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman to discuss ways the committee can create openings for the FCC to put in place a form of the "Fairness Doctrine" without actually calling it such. 
Waxman is also interested, say sources, in looking at how the Internet is being used for content and free speech purposes. 

Yeah, let's party like it's 1984.

* Yes, I know the Dems haven't resurrected the FD.  Yet.  They're diligently working on it, though.

1 comment:

k31fan said...

nothing a bullet cant solve. They dont fear us.