More on the FD
Sat Feb 28 16:54:19 EST 2009
And what happened if the station refused?
The station faced government action.
That is the government judging speech.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Donna Halper" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Dan Billings" <email@example.com>; "Garrett Wollman"
Sent: Saturday, February 28, 2009 4:51 PM
Subject: Re: More on the FD
> Oh dear. That's not how the FD was applied. News was expected to be
> neutral and based on facts. Commentary was allowed, but it had to be
> identified as commentary. And commentary could not contain slanderous
> personal attacks. If a commentator said something a member of the public
> disagreed with, that listener could write to the station or call in during
> a talk show. And even enough people complained, then a responsible
> spokespeople who wanted to respond to an editorial or a commentary was
> supposed to be given time to express that opposing view.
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