Do broadcasters *have* to tell the truth in the US?
February 8, 2011 11:11 AM Subscribe
Where is a definitive source (& BTW Mefi post) for the widely held belief that recently the US Supreme Court ruled that a news organisation does NOT have an obligation to tell the truth?
posted by dash_slot- to Law & Government (10 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
OK, thats a bare bones query, my recollection is that there was a recent (last 18 months or so) decision which removed the obligation or duty on a broadcaster to be truthful in their news broadcasts. Is this true or is it a warped recollection or myth? Cheers from a foreigner :)