Putting local TV stations into the position of deciding what political ads are fair and accurate is a recipe for disaster. The PACs, parties, and candidates should be responsible for the fairness and accuracy of ad messages because local TV merely provides the medium of distribution for pay (the individual station’s fairness is regulated by federal law). What does this situation say about the state of civil, civic discourse in America?
The Rhetorica Network
I offer commentary on the rhetoric of the American conversation, especially as it unfolds in documentary film, the news media, and politics. Check out my feeds on Twitter and Instagram. Also be sure to see my work at Carbon Trace Productions, a non-profit documentary film studio in Springfield, Missouri. I am a Professor of Media & Journalism at Missouri State University. I teach classes in mobile journalism and documentary filmmaking.
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