Of the handful of times I visit the 'Trending' section of YouTube, I was surprised to see CBS Sunday morning show up on the front. This is my dad's go-to show to relax on Sunday. It features a relatively neutral delivery of information, and a favorite: "moment of nature" where they cut to some wildlife for some time at the end of the show. "A polarized America," the title read. Its reason for being on the Trending page made more sense now, but still worth the watch.

Here, it delves into what we're all too aware of as the 'divide of America' in politics. The bit that interests me the most is the inclination around 4:50 that the divide can be traced to "1987, when the Federal Communications Commission did away with the so-called 'Fairness Doctrine'."

    a former federal policy in the US requiring television and radio broadcasters to present contrasting viewpoints on controversial issues of public importance.

posted by kantos: 420 days ago