The case hinged on whether a police order was lawful. Turns out it wasn’t.
Tag – free speech
The FCC has proposed a plan to send “researchers” into news rooms across the country to find out how reporters, editors and station owners decide what stories to run. The agency supposedly wants to learn how they cover “critical information, which is apparently shorthand for the kind of stories the government thinks should be featured. Don’t ask how the broadcast oriented FCC would extend its reach to newspapers, but that’s part of the plan. It doesn’t take much imagination to see questioning morph into pressuring.