27
Feb/12

Idle Thoughts Re 43(a) and News Reporting


Without speaking to whether this allegation that a news channel edited footage to replace boos with cheers is accurate or not, the thought occurs: while there are libel and defamation laws to protect individuals certain statements, under what circumstances is there a private right of action with regard to the dissemination of deliberately falsified news reporting? Competitors can sue with regard to adulterated orange juice; what about adulterated news?

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