Why is it acceptable and legal for religions and politicians to campaign with lies but not anyone else?Sunday, March 27th, 2011
There are laws regulating information presented in advertising but political advertising is specifically excluded from liability. When the church issues adverts through their registered "independent" political party, they are also exempted.
They’re *not* the only ones. FOX "News" fought for and won, in court, the right to lie and call it "news."
The Media Can Legally Lie
"In February 2003, a Florida Court of Appeals unanimously agreed with an assertion by FOX News that there is no rule against distorting or falsifying the news in the United States."