Carter Took Credit For Broadcast Deregulation!!!!

Ernie Lane ernielane at VERIZON.NET
Sat Feb 21 09:30:01 MST 2009


John A. Quayle wrote:
> 
>       *          [I know, proof-positive, that deregulation never
>       happened under Jimmy Carter! I was in broadcasting school, back
>       then. Part of that process was removing the requirement to take a
>       written exam to obtain an FCC Third Class broadcast license
>       (called a "restricted radio telephone broadcast operator's
>       permit"). Ronald Reagan was the man who sheparded this through the
>       legislature. By that time, I'd already taken my written exam. My
>       license (which is valid for the rest of my life) is stamped with
>       the month and year I passed the exam - March, 1980. Carter was
>       still in office at that time! - JAQ]
> 
Nice anecdote.  But your experience really has nothing to do with the 
"Fairness Doctrine," which has essentially been the subject of this thread.

>       * * Fairness Doctrine Confusion
>       <http://blog.heritage.org/2009/02/19/fairness-doctrine-confusion/>*
> 
>     * [] Posted February 19th, 2009 at 7.24pm in Ongoing Priorities
>       <http://blog.heritage.org/category/ongoing-priorities/>. 
> 
> 
> On Wednesday, White House spokesman Ben LaBolt told FoxNews.com 
> <http://www.foxnews.com/politics/first100days/2009/02/18/white-house-opposes-fairness-doctrine/>: 
> “As the president stated during the campaign, he does not believe the 
> Fairness Doctrine should be reinstated.” However, only three days 
> earlier, President Obama’s Senior Advisor David Axelrod told Fox News 
> Sunday, “I’m going to leave that issue to Julius Genachowski, our new 
> head of the FCC … and the president to discuss. So I don’t have an 
> answer for you now.” Certainly there is some confusion in the current 
> White House. Where else is there confusion? Are former Presidents confused?.



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