music and politics on radio

Mon Sep 20 13:35:50 EDT 2004

Bulletin:  This just in!

CBS MarketWatch reports that some News Organizations are 
barring employees from (or seriously urging them to avoid) 
attending the Bruce Springstein concerts for John Kerry.

Editor & Publisher notes that the "Plain Dealer" doesn't care
because it's "more about entertainment and less about making a
political statement."  

Whereas the Detroit Free Press considers it a political 
fund-raiser and has sent memos to newsroom employees 
stating "if you cover politics or are in any way in your 
position influencing, affecting or touching politics -- that 
would include copy editing, writing headlines, and designing 
pages -- it is a pretty clear conflict."

I wonder if this is happening in radio?

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