Friday, February 13, 2009
The Fairness Doctrine and a Little RNC Humor
CNN's Political Ticker published two media politics stories in a row this morning.
1) Here, the Fairness Doctrine debate resurges. Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) calls for its reinstatement; he suggests tacking it onto a TV and radio ownership bill he plans to introduce. In the audio clip, Hinchey expresses the need to diversify media content and outlets to better inform the public. Though he never once mentions talk radio, the article spins the story as an attack on right-wing talk shows.
2) Happy Valentine's Day from the RNC! The RNC sent female reporters and producers on its press list these humorous Valentine's Day cards. The inscription, "This Valentine's Day card hasn't been fully vetted," stabs at the Obama administration's difficulty with recent cabinet nominees' tax problems. Click here to make your own card.