White Supremacist Candidate's Ads Don't Have To Run
June 30, 2010 at 4:50 AM (PT)
MISSOURI broadcasters have heard back from the FCC about whether they have to carry campaign commercials from a white supremacist candidate -- and they don't. MISSOURI State Attorney General CHRIS KOSTER, along with the MISSOURI BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION and ENTERCOM, had filed a request (NET NEWS 4/19) for a determination of the issue with the FCC.
MISSOURI BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION attorney MARK SABLEMAN told THE KANSAS CITY STAR that the Federal Communications Commission recently told the association that MILLER isn’t a "bona fide" candidate, and therefore doesn’t qualify for uncensored access to the airwaves.
"We’re glad to have clarity," SABLEMAN said. "The MILLER commercials certainly don’t meet the suitability requirements of most stations."
MILLER said he was upset with the FCC’s ruling. "They don’t like what I say," he told the newspaper.
ALL ACCESS acquired copies of the five radio spots in question. Some will be offended by the language, but you have the right to hear the commercials in question. The links are posted at the end of this article.
[Do you agree with the FCC decision? Or is free speech -- no matter how distasteful -- protected? Please share your opinions below.]