Pubs Warn CNN, NBC

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  1. G8trGr8t
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    Both CNN and NBC are planning some extensive programming about the life and times of Hillary Clinton leading up to the 2016 campaign and promote these campaign ads as shows. Pubs are threatening to exclude them from the republican debates. This should be entertaining.

    http://news.msn.com/us/gop-to-networks-cancel-clinton-shows-or-well-nix-debates

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    NBC would be bound to the equal time rule.
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    So it begins.
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    Good point...
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    It seems like they do not agree but I am no expert. They are not ads, they are programming about a historical figure etc....
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    Didn't that law/rule get scrapped recently?
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    I don't think so. If you mean the Fairness Doctrine, it was scrapped in the 80s, I believe.
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    This one?

    So there is no real law that mandates both sides get equal coverage?
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    It is pretty shamelessly transparent, that these are meant as de facto campaign contributions. Are we to believe these TV movies will need longer to produce than either "Avengers 2" or the next "Star Wars", necessitating the conspicuous election period broadcast? Or isn't the truth that they are being made for the people too insular, lazy, or ignorant to actually follow any part of the election and the cynical belief that they may catch a half hour of one of these propaganda flicks and realize Hillary is great?
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    There *was*.

    We still have the equal time law (I believe) which requires that any advertising or promotion or platform be given equal time.

    This may not apply to documentaries, though.
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    If I recall correctly Fox did a similar piece on John McCain leading up to the 2012 Pub primaries.

    More "do as I say not as I do" policies from one of our 2 virtuous parties.

    Gonna be a long 3 years.
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    Yeah, and the Japanese are killing whales for science too.

    Sounds like the "documentary" approach is just a loop-hole to favor one candidate over another one.
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    Uh, what?
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    False pretense.
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    that's my understanding. doesn't apply to documentaries, bona fide interviews .... not sure that leaves much else
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    False pretense for what? I don't understand what you're actually saying here.
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    Using the "documentary" as a loop-hole for their hidden agenda.
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    Ok, I think I acknowledged that in the first post.
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    Given she is not running for anything or even a declared candidate, it could be the most slanted documentary ever and "equal time" wouldnt apply in any legal sense.
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    Even if she were running, documentaries are exempt. Note Fox's one-hour "Sarah Palin: An American Woman" in 2008.

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