Posted by Sue Wilson on June 03, 2013 at 15:20:53:
In Reply to: Re: WTMJ makes legal claim that Charlie Sykes is "Bonafide News." posted by REEEality on June 01, 2013 at 07:11:01:
Actually, the Supreme Court in 1969 did rule that "The First Amendment does not protect private censorship by broadcasters who are licensed by the Government to use a scarce resource which is denied to others." Please see case: http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/comm/free_speech/redlion.html
When WTMJ chose to have a multitude of supporters for Walker on the local talk shows in the 28 days before the recall election, but refused a single supporter comparable time, they committed private censorship. That clearly infringes on the First Amendment rights of those denied access to the microphones.
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