S. 1748, The Broadcaster Freedom Act of 2007 (6 comments ↓)

  • This item is from the 110th Congress (2007-2008) and is no longer current. Comments, voting, and wiki editing have been disabled, and the cost/savings estimate has been frozen.
  • This bill, or a similar bill, was reintroduced in the current Congress as S. 1455, The Recovery Enhancement for Addiction Treatment Act.

S. 1748 would prevent the Federal Communications Commission from repromulgating the fairness doctrine.

(

Visitor Comments Comments Feed for This Bill

Lisa Miller

July 27, 2007, 7:51am (report abuse)

I enjoy listening to Christian radio, especially b/c I don't have to worry about perverted or controversial topics being discussed. Please support the "Broadcaster Freedom Act of 2007". Thank you!

J. Guidry

June 12, 2008, 7:16pm (report abuse)

The return of the "Fairness Doctrine" is a signal of the end of Free Speech. Next could be books and newspapers if they don't print what the ruling party decides is "fair".

E. Ennis

July 7, 2008, 7:02pm (report abuse)

I also enjoying listening to Christian radio. Please support the "Broadcaster Freedom Act."

R Bridges

July 7, 2008, 7:29pm (report abuse)

The "Broadcaster Freedom Act" supports the freedom of speech and the freedom of religion. If this is taken away then what will be next. There is nothing fair about the "Fairness Doctrine>"

Brandon D.

August 21, 2008, 3:11pm (report abuse)

The Fairness Doctrine reaches well beyond religion. I don't expect an atheist, communist, or cartoonist to give equal time. The most successful shows are either conservative or libertarian. Liberal shows have VERY low ratings. Most liberal programs rely on public funding (a travesty in itself) to broadcast their views, and still relatively no one listens. Thus, they attempt to bind successful shows buy requiring them to put on views with which so few listeners believe. Groups who work hard for advertisements would be required to give a free ride to antagonistic views and thereby jeopardize funding from the PRIVATE sector. This is a significant religious, speech and expression issue. But, if you want to throw it back in liberals' faces, we must focus on speech and expression(religion is not that important to them). I'm libertarian, and I love speech and expression - even when I don't agree with it. But I would never demand the government make you let me tell you so!

Suzanne N.

November 8, 2008, 5:54pm (report abuse)

Losing our fight for The Broadcasters Freedom Act, would be like taking one of the Ten Commandments,throwing it out and saying it's a Harm to us. Heaven help us!!! Our Constitution & Religion are what this country was founded on. This LIBERAL government MUST STOP. People will not just accept this sitting down.Our voice should be at least 56 million & stronger!! We ALL deserve to hear the TRUTH on a daily basis. God Bless our Country.

RSS Feeds for This Bill

Keep yourself updated on user contributions and debates about this bill! (Learn more about RSS.)