“The Donald On ‘SNL’: Equal Time Isn’t Needed The FCC rule was meant to foster debate, but today is more likely to chill it.”

Babette Boliek and Derek Muller oped in the WSJ:

Holding a small number of broadcast stations and cable and satellite operators to a century-old standard makes little sense. Given the few situations that now trigger the equal-time doctrine, the explosion in available media outlets, and the government’s strained interpretations of the rule, it is hard to imagine how the doctrine yields more speech than it chills.

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