August 04, 2004

Today / August 4

by PG

Today in History (1735) - John Peter Zenger is acquitted of seditious libel against the royal governor of New York, on the basis that what he published was true. Two hundred fifty two years later, the FCC rescinds the Fairness Doctrine, which had required radio and television stations to "fairly" present controversial issues. Also, happy 75th birthday to Yasser Arafat!

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"Peter Zenger is acquitted of seditious libel against the royal governor of New York, on the basis that what he published was true."

If only that was still a sufficient defense today!

Posted by: Deoxy at August 4, 2004 06:34 PM
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