Candidate Buys Time For Racist, Anti-Semitic Spots
March 30, 2010 at 4:27 AM (PT)
Federal law prevents stations from barring political ads over content, so ENTERCOM Talk KMBZ-A/KANSAS CITY has to air ads from a fringe candidate who espouses racist and anti-Semitic views, reports the KANSAS CITY STAR.
The spots from MISSOURI Senate write-in candidate GLENN MILLER call for whites to "take their country back" and makes disparaging comments about Jews and non-whites; the station cannot bar the spots and cannot edit them, and PD NEIL LARRIMORE told the STAR that "our hands are tied" by federal law, a position supported by legal experts.
KMBZ is running disclaimers before the spots but cannot disparage the content in the disclaimer.
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