Argument: Fairness Doctrine counters corporate control of broadcasting
- Debate: Fairness Doctrine - pro argument.
"Broadcasting, reintroducing the Fairness Doctrine". Debatabase. 27 Aug. 2008 - "The ownership structure of the radio market is unfair, dominated as it is by a few big companies who impose a right-wing agenda on the stations they control. An analysis of the content broadcast by the top five station-owning companies showed that over 90% of the talk they broadcast is right-wing in nature. Other voices not given a look-in. Given election results, this clearly cannot be reflecting any competitive forces but is instead pushing a particular political viewpoint upon the marketplace. In such a case of market failure it is necessary for the state to require free access to the airwaves for alternative viewpoints."
- Dennis Kucinich said in a 2007 speech to the National Conference for Media Reform, "We know the media has become the servant of a very narrow corporate agenda...we are now in a position to move a progressive agenda to where it is visible."