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How funny (and frightening if true). Does that mean that suicide
prevention hotlines would have to refer to suicide exhortation hotlines?
Would that mean that along with directions on how to successfully
complete a process I have to include directions on how to completely
muck thing up?
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Subject: marginally on-topic: Question about Fairness doctrine
In the course of different conversations and interests, I've come across
something called the Fairness doctrine, which is supposed to be voted on
by our legislature in the near future.
Apparently, it could cause many radio stations to go off the
air-demanding that everyone gives equal time to opposing points of view.
I've just heard that they have included a clause to expand this to the
Internet and regulating Internet content. How far does a thing like this
go? Would it be implemented *only* on political/religious points of view
(what is planned for radio), or to *ALL* points of view? How would this
impact those of us with opposing points of view for professional
practice? For example, the old Word vs Frame argument?
Can anyone suggest how to research this more fully. Were you aware of
this issue? Does this not amount to censoring the Internet?
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