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Media as Misinformation; From Reagan to Limbaugh

What role does the media play in “what we know that ain’t so”? Why doesn’t the FCC do anything about that? Aren’t TV viewers able to pick fact from fiction without FCC help?

The preceding blog entry addressed the impact on a functioning democracy of "what we know that ain't so." "Snopes and 'What We Know That Ain't So,'" August 2, 2012.

Today's [Aug. 4] deals with the role of the media and FCC in perpetuating misinformation.

Did you know Ronald Reagan was a Hawkeye?

Do you know what station in Iowa runs 23-1/2 hours a day of right-wing conservative talk?

Do you know why the FCC used to take away the license of a station like that, and why it's no problem today?

What the Supreme Court said about the Fairness Doctrine?

Take a look at "Media as Misinformation."

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