Media & Communications Policy

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Category Archives: Commercial Speech

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Idealists on the March

Posted in Campaign Finance, Commercial Speech, First Amendment, Media Legislation
In yet another demonstration that the human race is not yet won, Congressman Jim Moran (D-Va.), no stranger to political funding controversies himself, will soon be headlining what its organizers call the "Rally Against Citizens United." Subtitled the "Campaign To End Corporate Dominance of Our Democracy," the rally is cosponsored by Washington-area Democratic party groups, … Continue Reading

Bad Prescription for the First Amendment

Posted in Commercial Speech
  It’s a good thing the USA isn’t experiencing any financial or economic problems, because if we were someone might notice that plans being hatched in committees of both the House and Senate will hurt all kinds of American businesses—and trash the First Amendment in the process. The plans that are the subject of this note … Continue Reading

Journalists, and the future of the media. Part I

Posted in Commercial Speech, Journalism
“Ladies and gentlemen, The Network News Hour with Sybil the Soothsayer … Jim Levitt and his Almost Truth Department … Ms. Madahare and her Skeletons in the Closet…. Tonight, another segment of Vox Populi….  And starring the mad prophet of the airwaves: Howard Beale!”  (From the movie “Network,” 1976) Everyone of a certain age remembers … Continue Reading