Wednesday, April 27, 2005

It really is Faux News...

Fox News is not legally accountable to report the news.

In an opinion filed February 14, 2003 by THE DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL OF FLORIDA SECOND DISTRICT, "the FCC's policy against the intentional falsification of the news, which the FCC has called its "news distortion policy", does not qualify as the required,law, rule, or regulation" under section 448.102. The FCC has never published its news distortion policy as a regulation with definitive elements and defenses. Instead, the FCC has developed the policy through the adjudicatory process in decisions resolving challenges to broadcasters' licenses."

This has been appealed so the final verdict is still pending. But given what's come out during this case, shouldn't the FCC be seriously investigating Fox News to determine if their license should be pulled?

Why has this taken so long to make the news? Well I can only imagine that the corporate based media was more than willing to sit on it for as long as possible.,%202003/2D01-529.pdf