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Fox Bars Candidates From Using Debate Clips

From the New York Times:


Fox Bars Candidates From Using Its Images

By Marc Santora

October 26, 2007

The Fox News Channel sent notices to the campaigns of the leading Republican presidential candidates ordering them to stop using images from their Fox appearances in their campaign ads. The notices were sent out after the network was criticized for singling out only Senator John McCain’s campaign in barring use of the images.

Earlier in the week, Fox had demanded that the McCain campaign cancel an advertisement that prominently featured his performance in a debate Sunday night that Fox News had sponsored.

The advertisement featured a video clip of Mr. McCain’s shot at Senator Hillary Clinton for pushing a $1 million earmark for a museum commemorating the Woodstock festival in 1969, ending with the biting observation that he was “tied up” during the concert. Mr. McCain was in a North Vietnamese prison at the time…

Earlier tonight, the Web site Talking Points Memo pointed out that the campaigns of Mr. McCain’s rivals, specifically Rudolph W. Giuliani and Mitt Romney, made liberal use of footage from Fox images to promote their candidates, but had not been told to remove the images.

“Our legal team has been alerted and there will be cease and desist orders,” said a Fox spokesperson…

Given the public’s right to know, we have dared to include a link to the ad up above, which is still available on YouTube.

(Mind you, I’m no fan of Mr. McCain. But the ad is certainly true enough.)

But note how it was a liberal website that ratted out the other GOP candidates:

Earlier tonight, the Web site Talking Points Memo pointed out that the campaigns of Mr. McCain’s rivals, specifically Rudolph W. Giuliani and Mitt Romney, made liberal use of footage from Fox images to promote their candidates, but had not been told to remove the images.

They simply cannot abide any free speech but their own.

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