Air America dumped in Portland

A. Joseph Ross
Thu Sep 23 00:10:50 EDT 2004

On 22 Sep 2004 at 3:23, Bob Nelson wrote:

> Hannity was saying, "We don't mind having the liberals with their
> own network--bring it on. Let them compete." Meanwhile, when
> the Swift Boat controversy started, some wanted the ads to be taken off
> the air and the John O'Neill book to be taken off the shelves. So much for
> free speech; liberals get to have their say but conservatives, no...
> though there probably have been times when right-wingers have asked for
> similar bans.
There is such a thing as libel, though, and running a deliberately false ad would be 
actionable even under "New York Times v. Sullivan."  It's lucky for a lot of conservatives that 
political figures don't want to bring libel suits.

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