[ fair-nis ]
/ ˈfɛər nɪs /
a policy mandated by the Federal Communications Commission, requiring radio and television stations to grant equal time to a political candidate, group, etc., to present an opposing viewpoint to one already aired.
The Current And Confusing Language Of PoliticsRead more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
Origin of fairness doctrine
First recorded in 1965–70
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019