Moving at the Speed of Government

It’s good news/bad news on the Fairness Doctrine. First, the good:

While the commission voted in 1987 to do away with the rule — a legacy to a time when broadcasting was a much more dominant voice than it is today — the language implementing it was never removed. The move Monday, once published in the federal register, effectively erases the rule.


It’s about time. Now, the bad:

Monday’s move is part of the commission’s response to a White House executive order directing a “government-wide review of regulations already on the books” designed to eliminate unnecessary regulations.

It took months to remove a regulation from the books which hasn’t been in force for 24 years. Are you surprised? Of course not. And that’s why the President’s commission is such a joke. The only way to do away with enough of the regulatory state to make any real difference, is to start abolishing entire programs, divisions and departments.



Trending on PJ Media Videos

Join the conversation as a VIP Member