Why is the Obama Administration Hedging on the Fairness Doctrine?

Not quite Evelyn Beatrice Hall (a.k.a Stephen G. Tallentyre)...

David Axelord, a presidential adivsor, today took a Mulligan on FoxNews Sunday with Chris Wallace in answering whether the Obama Administration would try to impose the Fairness Doctrine, that would allow the FCC to regulate based on content.


“I’m going to leave that issue to Julius Genachowski, our new head of the FCC, to, and the president, to discuss,” Axelrod said. “So I don’t have an answer for you now.”

Thanks.  That is helpfult.  Of course, this is slightly different stance than during the campaign.

“Sen. Obama does not support reimposing the Fairness Doctrine on broadcasters,” press secretary Michael Ortiz said.  “He considers this debate to be a distraction from the conversation we should be having about opening up the airwaves and modern communications to as many diverse viewpoints as possible,” Ortiz added. “That is why Sen. Obama supports media-ownership caps, network neutrality, public broadcasting, as well as increasing minority ownership of broadcasting and print outlets.”

So, will this be another Obama broken promise?  Liberals instant response regarding any discussion on the Fairness doctrine as fear mongering.  Sorry, but when there is even the potential of my First Amendment rights being violated, I get antsy.