FCC chairman: Fairness Doctrine not part of his agenda

09/17/2009 | Radio Ink · Broadcasting & Cable · Radio World

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, at an oversight hearing before a House panel, reiterated his opposition to any revival of the Fairness Doctrine. "I do not support reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine either through a front door or a back door," he said. "I believe deeply in the First Amendment and oppose any effort to censor or impose speech on the basis of political viewpoint or opinion." Testimony from the commissioners covered a range of issues, including agency reform, minority ownership of media, indecency complaints and the national broadband plan.

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