Friday, October 15, 2004

FCC won't block airing of anti-Kerry film

FCC won't won't block airing of "Stolen Honor"

Sinclair Broadcasting, based outside Baltimore, has asked its 62 television stations — many of them in competitive states in the presidential election — to pre-empt regular programming to run the documentary. It chronicles Kerry’s 1971 testimony before Congress and links him to activist and actress Jane Fonda. It includes interviews with Vietnam prisoners of war and their wives who claim Kerry’s testimony demeaned them and led their captors to hold them longer.

Kerry has declined the opportunity for a live rebuttal after the program. It's a sad state of affairs when 18 Democratic senators petition the FCC to prohibit them from running the documentary while they freely distributed copies of Fahrenheit 9/11.

Selective application of the First Amendment.

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