The Fairness Doctrine, meant to ensure that a variety of views, beyond those of the licensees and those they favored, were heard on our airwaves. In August 1987, the FCC abolished the Fairness doctrine by a 4-0 vote. This allowed Newt Gingrich, in the GOPAC memo of 1994, to strongly advocate describing Democrats as decay, failure, collapse, deeper, crisis, urgency, destructive, sick, pathetic, liberal, betray, shallow, traitors, and sensationalists. This position has been adopted wholeheartedly by our mainstream media, owned by the rich and affluent, and hell bent on not telling news, but making profits. Well, doesn’t that sound FAIR, (and BALANCED)!