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Author: Brian Jennings Narrator: to be announced Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2009 ISBN: 9780743599085
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The Fairness Doctrine, a law on the FCC books, requires anyone who licenses broadcast time,  to provide equal airtime to the opposing point of view on any issue of public  importance.  It was first enforced in 1949 and was repealed in 1987 under the Reagan Administration.  Certain Democratic Senators such as Pelosi, Reid and Bingaman have recently voiced interest in having it enforced again.  Conservative and Christian talk show hosts especially, but not exclusively, see this as an attempt to silence freedom of speech and see it as a violation of the first Amendment. They fear that the upshot will be an end to controversial talk radio. Jennings’s Censorship provides a history and context for what is sure to be a new battleground in the culture wars. Download and start listening now!

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About the Narrator

Lindy West is a Seattle-based writer, editor, and performer whose work focuses on pop culture, social justice, humor, and body image. She’s currently a culture writer for GQ magazine and GQ.com and a weekly columnist at the Guardian, as well as the founder and editor of I Believe You | It’s Not Your Fault, an advice blog for teens. In January of 2015 she wrote and recorded a story for This American Life about confronting an internet troll who impersonated her dead father.