THE MEDIA Introduction President C linton's involvement in extramarital affairs raises a number of interesting points and questions about the role of the media in american government and politics. How could a sex scandal threaten the president? Why Clinton and not his predecessors?
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The language was from comedian George Carlin’s “Filthy Words
Ross Perot encourage the activities.
Wealthy candidates may buy prime time ad space on TV. Ross Perot (in 1992 and 1996) and Steve Forbes (in 1996) spent their own millions seeking the presidency.
The Constitution does not allow “prior restraint” of the press, meaning a newspaper cannot be stopped from printing something because it might be libelous. It must be allowed to do so, and then it will be held legally accountable.
However, in 1990, the Supreme Court upheld a government effort to prevent CNN from broadcasting taped conversations between Manuel Noriega, Panama’s deposed dictator, and his lawyer.