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Hush Rush legislation

Hush Rush legislation
 n.— «To prevent a theocratic takeover, he says such broadcasts should no longer be accorded First Amendment protection. He says they should be forced to adhere to the old “Fairness Doctrine,” which required each network provide “reasonable” time to both sides of public issues, a requirement that critics said stifled free expression on political broadcast shows. As more media networks became available, the Fairness Doctrine was dropped in 1987. Several Democratic congressmen now support reinstating some version of what, in reference to Rush Limbaugh, is sometimes called “Hush Rush” legislation.» —“‘Free speech,’ not ‘fair speech'” by Mark Lenz Daily Telegram (Adrian, Michigan) Feb. 11, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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