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RIP: The Fairness Doctrine

The FCC yesteday effectively killed the Fairness Doctrine, which had been effectively deregulated since the Reagan Administration, along with about 80 other rules affecting broadcast communication that the Obama Administration considers “out of date.” I believe this is a mistake. Mass media have evolved into multiple sources of media from a host of new satellite…

Rep. Royce Ties Arizona Shooting to Fairness Doctrine (huh?)

Fallout from the Arizona shooting continues to reverberate from Washington DC to Orange County.  Last week, Irvine City Council member and 2010 Democratic congressional candidate Beth Krom weighed in with a letter to the editor in the OC Register calling the right wing media to task for elevating the rhetoric. Key points from Krom’s letter:…

Blame Bush? It’s Not Just for Democrats Anymore

The Republicans are crowing about this prospects in this Fall’s midterms and have been for quite some time.  Traditionally, the president’s party loses seats in a midterm election and I do expect we’ll lose some seats in the House and Senate simply because there were seats long held by Republicans that turned blue in 2006…

Helping Haiti; Not a Right vs. Left Issue

This past Thursday’s edition of the Irvine World News was soaking wet when I opened it up from last week’s rain. And after reading Adam Probolsky’s colume about Rep. John Campbell trying to save some pocket change by going the signature route for candidacy for re-election (and conveniently omitting the fact that Campbell left out…