#164: “So now the media is legally allowed to lie. ”
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<FireFly_9> According to this article:
"On February 14, a Florida Appeals court ruled there is absolutely nothing illegal about lying, concealing or distorting information by a major press organization. The court reversed the $425,000 jury verdict in favor of journalist Jane Akre who charged she was pressured by Fox Television management and lawyers to air what she knew and documented to be false information. The ruling [PDF] basically declares it is technically not against any law, rule, or regulation to deliberately lie or distort the news on a television broadcast. "
<FireFly_9> As the lawyers would say, Res Ipsa Loquitur (the thing speaks for itself).