"Broadcast Blues" & the Fairness Doctrine

There's an opening film sequence to documentary, Broadcast Blues, a film by Sue "Blues" Wilson on Youtube. The film documents the history of FCC regulation of the public airwaves. (Link takes you to Youtube.) This is an Emmy Award Winning video written, produced and starred in by Sue Wilson. It explains in detail what the “Fairness Doctrine” should be, and how many administrations have shredded this doctrine to get control of the Main Stream Media. I recommend that you get her video. It will open your eyes. More in depth information in Simple Obtainable Solutions, Chapter 1: Fairness Doctrine - pages 1-55.

Ex: Jane Akre and Steve Wilson were investigative reporters at Fox station WTVT in Tampa Florida. (They) uncovered a disturbing piece of information after Fox television told them to cover any story they wanted, and to ask hard questions for a their new show called: The Investigators.

Questions, Answers and Solutions

Q: Who do you vote for?

A: The lesser of 2 evils! How many years (or decades) have we been voting for the lesser of 2 evils? Yet many of us rally behind the candidate with the most promises. Promises that always seem to fit into our ideals. Then we vote, ONLY find out they lied to us over and over again!
 “Politics is the Gentle Art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by PROMISING to protect EACH from the OTHER.” – Oscar Ameringer – Socialist Man 1870 – 1943.
Purchase your copy to read more from Simple Obtainable Solutions, Chapter 2:The Same Meal - pages 56 – 82. Read other Q & As

Big Fees Discourage Access To Documents

“If the people don’t know what’s going on, either because they don’t have direct access to information or because the media isn’t able to provide them with access to information about what their government is doing, it’s impossible for the people to exercise any sense of informed self-governance.”

It’s incredibly easy for an agency that doesn’t want certain records to be exposed to impose fees...

“I think there’s a genuine effort to be responsive, but there is a higher cost to fulfill these requests,” said Dan Bevarly, acting executive director of the National Freedom of Information Coalition, a nonprofit based at the University of Missouri-Columbia that works to protect the public’s right to open government. “There are other times where there’s a deliberate effort to circumvent the system.”

Read the Article by Michael Felberbaum, The Associated Press

If someone can’t afford the fees, they can’t see the records.