Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Political party

...several major news organizations were unexpectedly refusing to license their clips [to Robert Greenwald Productions, makers of Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism]. (Such licensing is ordinarily pro forma.) CBS wouldn't sell Greenwald the clip of Richard Clarke's appearance on ''60 Minutes,'' explaining that it didn't want to be associated with a controversial documentary about Murdoch. WGBH, the Boston PBS station, wouldn't let Greenwald use excerpts from ''Frontline'' for fear of looking too ''political,'' it said.

Greenwald argues that this represents precisely the kind of corporate control of public information that he and his legal team want to challenge... Robert S. Boynton, New York Times

Share the premier Sunday evening with your neighbors. (See Lessig.)


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