White House Says Bush Will Veto Fairness Doctrine Bills
July 17, 2007 at 5:44 AM (PT)
A letter sent by the WHITE HOUSE to several recipients involved in the Fairness Doctrine battle bluntly stated that any Congressional attempt to reinstate the rule will be vetoed by President BUSH.
The letter, sent over the signature of Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director, National Economic Council ALLAN B. HUBBARD, states that since the abolition of the doctrine in 1987, "the multiplicity of voices has significantly increased--and the case for the Fairness Doctrine is weaker than ever. Reinstating the Fairness Doctrine would muzzle political debate and free speech. I therefore want you to know that the President would veto any legislation reinstating the Fairness Doctrine."
...the case for the Fairness Doctrine is weaker than ever.