Well, kind of. There was no vote on the fairness doctrine, but the House added an amendment to an appropriations bill specifically forbidding the FCC from imposing the fairness doctrine. The vote was 309-115, which means more than half the Democrats in the House voted for the ban as well. That should pretty much bring all discussion about reimposing the doctrine again to a halt. It isn’t gonna happen. Nor should it, as I wrote earlier this week. And now hopefully this will also stop the scare-mongering from the right on the issue as well (but I’m not holding my breath).