The amendment would direct that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) “shall take action to encourage and promote diversity in communication media ownership.” Republicans argue that this broad language could pave the way for aspects of the Fairness Doctrine to be implemented at some point.
Democrats argue that the amendment makes no mention of the Fairness Doctrine at all and that it would simply make sure that those entities holding a broadcast license (TV, radio, etc.) promote views that are in the “public interest.”
As you can see, a lot of the language is likely open to interpretation by the reader.
Through a spokesperson earlier this month, President Obama indicated that he did not support a return of the doctrine.