cowboyangel wrote:If we had democracy here instead of corporatocracy, we'd have cool laws like that here too. Poor LF, what'd she do without Ruppert and his dragon lady vomit brained wife???
i find it amusing that you two think this is a good idea.
leave it to the government to decide what is truth and what is "lies."
one minute you want to give the government all this power in the form of money, regulation, and now censorship ... and the next you're criticizing the government for bad decisions, cronyism, and corruption.
Actually, verifying (not deciding) what is true in advertising is an important role of the government. Drug companies can't make claims that can be proven untrue, for example. Companies can't sell products that are proven unsafe, for another example. It makes total sense to me that if a purported news company is reporting as news, stories that are proven to be false or misleading, the government should be allowed to pull their license.
There has been enough credible evidence that Fox is guilty of this. This is FACT, not my nor anyone else's opinion. I'd Fox advertised themselves as "Fox Opinion" or "Fox Politics" I would have no problem with them, but when they call themselves "Fox News" that's just wrong, and yes, the government should be allowed to pull the plug on them.
I feel the same way about all of the political advertising that contain lies about candidates. Don't know why they should be allowed to run either and it should be a prosecutable crime for any politician to knowingly include lies or untrue distortions in their ads.