Federal regulators will propose removing the “Fairness Doctrine,” a controversial, if little used, regulation on political speech from the books this week, the Federal Communications Commission said Monday.
The Fairness Doctrine, which has been around since 1949, required licensed broadcasters to give equal time to differing political views. The rule was introduced during an era in which there were far fewer media outlets and regulators wanted to ensure that listeners had access to both sides of political debate.
The FCC abandoned the policy in 1987 during the Reagan administration, saying it violated broadcasters’ free speech rights, but the regulation remained on the books.
So, why the song by Mozart? New York Times reviewer James Oestreich, went to a FREE Mozart concert to write a review and this is what he came up with.
In the review Oestreich talked about how a man with an oxygen tank ruined the performance, because of tanky sounds, coughing and loud breathing. Then he goes on to talk about surgery and other things that no one clicked on the review for.
The New York Times printed this review, which was not really a review, but more of a snobby bitch moan.