Friday, June 29, 2007

A Fair Victory

Well, there's been a small victory for freedom of speech and press with this vote against the "fairness" doctrine:

"The House votes 309-115 for a Mike Pence amendment barring the FCC from imposing it". (via Instapundit)

The Pence amendment would "prohibit funds in the Financial Services Appropriations bill (H.R. 2829) from being used by the Federal Communications Commission to impose the "Fairness Doctrine" on radio broadcasters."

Unfortunately this will not be the end of efforts to impose the "fairness" doctrine or other means of cracking down on our rights to free speech and free press. This vote doesn't change anyone's views and the supporters of imposing the "fairness" doctrine are going to continue their efforts.

UPDATE: Here's a more detailed report from The Hill.

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