Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Accountable Talk

Colorado teacher Jay Bennish, in hot water for comparing GW to Hitler during class, claims that the 30 missing minutes provided a balanced viewpoint. The teacher, apparently, is required to provide balanced viewpoints in his classes.

That may be a good thing. Why, then, are news networks not required to provide balanced viewpoints? That's because the Fairness Doctrine, originated in 1949, was killed by the Reagan Administration.

Should teachers be held to a higher standard than broadcasters? Certainly, since broadcasters nowadays can pretty much ignore the truth and say whatever they like.
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