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This Won't Stop The Fairness Doctrine Conspiracy Theories

But of course, nobody checked for the secret signals.

President Obama opposes any move to bring back the so-called Fairness Doctrine, a spokesman told Wednesday.

The statement is the first definitive stance the administration has taken since an aide told an industry publication last summer that Obama opposes the doctrine -- a long-abolished policy that would require broadcasters to provide opposing viewpoints on controversial issues.

'As the president stated during the campaign, he does not believe the Fairness Doctrine should be reinstated,' White House spokesman Ben LaBolt told